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 […]
Elks Nurse Amanda Davis and her amazing work were recently featured in an article written by Brad Lena for TheDerrrick.com/The News-Herald publication!
Home Service Program Honored Child of the Year 2023-2024! We are excited to introduce you to our Pa Elks Home Service Child of the Year, Riley Kandrovy! Riley is an 8-year-old child who lives with his parents, brother, and sister, and has been a client of Elks Nurse Tanya Frable since 2016. Riley is in […]
Meet Heather McKee! Heather is a 7-year client of the Home Service Program. Heather lives in Cambria County, where she sees Unit 16 Elks Nurse Carol Przybocki. Nurse Carol has been an advocate for Heather, now 23, since Heather was sixteen years old. Through the Home Service Program, Heather is able to improve her skills […]
Cindy Reisinger of Perry County has been a client of Elks Home Service Program Nurse Mary Olley since June 2020. Just before Mary’s first meeting with the Reisingers, Cindy’s father, Kevin, had been awarded full custody of her. Kevin spoke with Nurse Mary the following day, and she immediately got to work to help him […]
Margie Wood is a nurse with over 47 years of experience who began her work with the Pa Elks Home Service Program in 1990. She has worked tirelessly in her efforts to positively impact the families and individuals with developmental disabilities across the state of Pennsylvania. Through the years she has taken on many roles […]
Meet Jacob and James Buss, of Bethlehem, Northampton County! Jacob is 15 and began participating in the program at the age of eight, after being diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Jacob’s younger brother, James, is 13 and has been part of the program since he was six years old. James’ diagnoses are ADD, mild […]