Friday, August 28, 2015

Welcome New Communications & Volunteer Manager, Charles Moreland!



Charles and his Brussels Griffon, Charlotte


Charles Moreland’s interest in working with children with hearing and speech challenges began when he spent his college summers volunteering at an elementary school in Jefferson City, working with special needs children.
As a member of the Center’s Development Department staff, Moreland will write content for newsletters, social media and gather client stories; manage the recruitment of the Center’s many volunteers; and coordinate the Center’s annual fundraising event.
Before joining the Center, Moreland worked as Communications Coordinator for the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. He also worked as Editor-in-Chief for The Columbian Newspaper in Columbia, Mo., and interned for Majority Whip Roy Blunt in the U. S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.
Born in St. Louis but raised in Jefferson City, Moreland earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science with minors in Communications and English at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo.
In his free time, Moreland loves to cook, travel and read. He enjoys time spent with friends and family and his dogs, a Brussels Griffon named Charlotte and a Scottish Terrier named Scott.
To become a Center volunteer, call Charles at (314) 968-4710 or email him at morelandc@chsstl.org.
The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that donates $1.75 million in speech/language and audiology services to residents of metropolitan St. Louis. It is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the Better Business Bureau.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Center Hosts University Students from Saudi Arabia


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The Center for Hearing & Speech hosted top of the class students from IMAM University in Saudi Arabia on August 14. The students are working in social work, special education and psychology. The program was in conjunction with SIU and they were escorted by professional staff from SIU-Carbondale, including the Center’s Special Events Committee Chair, Dr. Elaine Jurkowski. The students are touring four cities in the Midwest and spent the morning at the Center learning about services for people with communication disorders, meeting with clinic staff and having lunch. We wish them the best in their future endeavors and it was a pleasure to have them as guests this month!

Would You Like to Be a CHS Volunteer?




We are starting off another great week at the Center with some extra help in the office! If you are interested in Volunteering at the Center, click on the link below and fill out a Volunteer Form!


 

Young Friends’ Fun Summer Events Continue Into Fall


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hey, summer's not over yet! Mark your calendar for these upcoming Young Friends events:
 
Sunday, August 30 - RSVP Now!
YF Summer Social Bags & BBQ
When: 4pm-7pm
Where: Whitecliff Park – 9245 Whitecliff Park Ln, Crestwood
BBQ, bags, burgers, beer… need we say more? Enjoy an afternoon with Young Friends to kick back and relax at a great park and pool! Stop by any time between 4pm and 7pm, and bring your friends and families!  We have reserved the pavilion to the right at the bottom of the hill as you enter the park.
 
Tuesday, September 29 -RSVP Now!
Kegs For a Cause
Where: International Tap House – CWE – 16 S. Euclid Ave, St. Louis
ITap will be donating 100% of the proceeds from a “Keg of the Night” to the Young Friends! Mark your calendars and tell your friends, let’s pack the house!
 
Saturday, October 24- RSVP Now!
Paint The Center
Where: Center for Hearing& Speech – 9835 Manchester Rd, Rock Hill
Help us give the Center a face lift! Young Friends will be teaming up to "HGTV the Center!" Please RSVP today for this fun opportunity to give back.
 
October TBD
Wine-Tasting Class
Where: TBD - Details in your next YF Newsletter!
 
Tuesday, November 17
Dine-to-Donate
Where: TBD - Details in your next YF Newsletter!
 
For more information on Young Friends, to receive the YF monthly newsletter or to join our activities, please email Julia Grunloh at youngfriends.chs@gmail.com.
 
The Young Friends of the Center for Hearing & Speech is a group of professionals who build awareness for the Center, an organization that delivers high quality speech therapy and audiology services to everyone, regardless of an individual's ability to pay. It's a big job, and that's why this group is here to help. Through community involvement, social events and public education, the Young Friends work to support the mission of the Center while uniting talented, charitable and hard-working young professionals around a critical mission: Empowering individuals in the St. Louis community to join the conversation through high quality speech therapy and audiology care. 
 
The Center for Hearing& Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that donates $1.75 million in speech/language, school screening and audiology services every year to residents of metropolitan St. Louis and surrounding communities.  It is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the Better Business Bureau.
 
 
 

Give Generously to Support Fall School Screenings During Center’s Summer Appeal


Zion enjoys interacting with the Center's
speech/language pathologists to improve his speech.

School buses are rolling down the roads this week and the kids have packed up for school! But the sun high is in the sky and lawn mowers still are whirling; summer is not over yet! Our Summer Appeal is still going on and YOU have the power to help. A lot of us take for granted simple things like saying “thank you,” hearing the laughter of friends, or the sound of the ground hitting our feet as we walk thought the day. The Center for Hearing and Speech helps provide speech-language therapy and services to children at 11 partner schools through the St. Louis area. So help transform a child’s life as they start a new school year click the link below and support the Center’s Summer Appeal today!


http://www.hearing-speechstlouis.org/donateonline.php


Your help during the Center’s annual fundraising campaign ensures children, such as five-year-old Zion, will receive the therapy he needs to overcome his stuttering problem.   

 Zion’s condition is like that of many children across the St. Louis area afflicted with communication disorders. The Center’s speech-language pathologists provide in-school therapy for these kids at 11 different partner schools, day-care centers and Head Start programs in our communities where there is the most need. These kids come from low-income families, whose parents or guardians may not have the financial resources to pay for much-needed therapy that can correct their childrens’ problems.

Know that your donation is specifically earmarked to fund this therapy for these children as they begin the 2015/2016 school year. Look for our appeal invitation in the mail, featuring Zion and others. You can also donate online at our website, www.hearing-speechstlouis.org, to help these kids attain academic and social success.

The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3  non-profit organization that donates $1.75 million in speech/language, school screening and audiology services every year to residents of metropolitan St. Louis and surrounding communities.  It is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the Better Business Bureau.

Center Audiologists Screen 507 Kids at Redbird Rookies Health Fair
















On Saturday, July 18, Cardinals Care hosted an annual free Health Fair for its Redbird Rookies youth baseball league on the campus of University of Missouri-St. Louis. Redbird Rookies is composed of over 20 special leagues and serves nearly 4,500 disadvantaged kids in the St. Louis/Metro area, providing sports equipment and off-field support in health, education, mentoring, and cultural arts.   

At Redbird Rookies Health Fairs, children have the opportunity to receive hearing, vision, asthma, and dental screenings. They and their parents receive health and nutrition information from various partners, and the kids also have the opportunity to receive a free bike helmet and fitting.  

The Center partnered with other area nonprofits again this year to provide hearing screenings for 507 children. Redbird Rookies volunteers joined the Center’s volunteers and staff members in escorting the kids through the audiology line and keeping them entertained while they waited.

Children that did not pass the vision screening evaluation at the event were sent to the Center’s community partner, Eye Care Charity of Mid-America (ECCOMA) for a full eye exam. Some of the children qualified to receive a free pair of glasses from the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile sponsored by ECCOMA. 

For more information on the Redbird Rookies, visit their website at: http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/stl/community/redbird_rookies.jsp.
You may also call their hotline at 314-345-9883 or email them at redbirdrookies@cardinals.com.

Audiology appointments can be made at the Center for Hearing and Speech by calling 314-968-4710.

The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3  non-profit organization that donates $1.75 million in speech/language, school screening and audiology services every year to residents of metropolitan St. Louis and surrounding communities.  It is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and Better Business Bureau.