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Salina is 20 years old and has been a client of the Home Service Program since she was 7! Over the years, Elks Nurse Karen Smith has provided Salina and her family with many opportunities and has been a great support system as they have navigated school, transportation, and life developments. In her free time, […]
PROGRESS WITH PERSEVERANCE A letter from Judy Wells, Dalton’s Grandmother and Guardian “In 2003 Karen Smith walked through my door, I am a grandmother raising an autistic grandchild. He was age 2 then. I would have to write a lot of pages here to tell you what she has done for us all these years. […]
Three-year-old Lydia and her family have been working with Home Service Program Nurse Laura Kelley in Erie since 2022. Laura helps the Baers with resources to manage Lydia’s Baraitser-Winter syndrome, intestinal failure, and developmental delays. A letter from Lydia’s father states: “This has helped us start the process of getting things for Lydia that we […]
SERVICES PROVIDED Leslie is an adult living with CP in Lebanon County and has been receiving assistance from the PA Elks Home Service Program since 2014. Her nurse Judy Mallozzi communicates with her often via phone because of ongoing health issues and worked with her to submit rent rebate and LIHEAP applications during the COVID-19 […]
Skylar Stefanowicz and her family are active and love the outdoors. They enjoy biking together, so her Dad modified a regular kids’ bike stroller to pull Skylar. She loves going on rides and her brothers even enjoy pulling her with their bikes. Once Skylar outgrew the bike trailer, the family picked out a bigger model […]
Kamryn and Kyara Lambert are lifelong clients of the Home Service Program! Now 21 years old, Kamryn and Kyara have been enrolled in our program since infancy. Their Elks Nurse Dianna McCord has been by their side from childhood and into adulthood as they have worked together through their evolving needs and goals. Kamryn and […]
Devan’s Journey Begins In 2012, Elks Nurse Karen Smith received a call from April Odenbaugh, mother of then-six-year-old kindergarten student Devan Odenbaugh. The Odenbaugh family had just moved to Elks County, Pennsylvania from California state, and Devan was struggling with his schooling. Although receiving accommodations for his early apraxia diagnosis, Devan continued to experience difficulties […]