Message from Brett DeVore
As a pediatric occupational therapist, my mission has always been to help shape better lives for children with special needs.
Several years ago, while working in a large children’s hospital, I realized that a more personal approach to therapy could significantly help the children I was treating and their families. So keeping true to my mission, in 2001, I founded TOTS, Inc. (Traveling Occupational Therapy Services) to provide in-home therapies for children with special-needs.
After a few years, a growing caseload and a desire to give the children the best care possible inspired me to open Kiddos’ Clubhouse, a place where children and their parents gain the confidence and motivation to believe that the children can do anything they set their mind to do. Opened in June 2005 and led by a team of the best occupational, physical, and speech therapists in metro Atlanta, Kiddos’ Clubhouse incorporates an atmosphere of caring, trust, and fun into therapy sessions.
In fact, MANY families lack the financial means to get the treatment their children need, even with government benefits and insurance coverage. Most insurance companies provide only 20 visits per discipline per year - simply not enough to make a difference. Medicaid may cover additional services for some children, however, due to decreased benefits and increased paperwork, the number of therapists accepting Medicaid is rapidly declining.
Under these circumstances, I realized I must take action in order to remain true to my mission. In the spring of 2007, I established the Kiddos’ Clubhouse Foundation. In alignment with my personal mission, the foundation’s mission is to provide financial support and scholarship assistance to help more families afford quality care and services for their children with special needs - this includes ALL children, not just those who come to Kiddos’ Clubhouse. With the resources Kiddos’ Clubhouse Foundation provides, we can help families continue critical therapies, relieve unnecessary financial burdens, and regain hope for their children.
Donate online with our secure Click and Pledge service. We accept major credit cards and checks. To pay by check, go through the same online process to receive an invoice via email with instructions on where to mail your donation. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible.
The application from 2015 which is now up on the web site will still be used for 2017. We have been fortunate to have helped many families over the past twelve months. Some of the recipients have been families who have applied a second and third time. All applications must be submitted by June 30th, 2017(you can use this application even though the dates are for March 2015).
Race to Rally Hope
Mark your calendars for the next Race to Rally Hope, which is moving to a springtime date so it is warm and light! The 7th annual Race to Rally Hope will be held on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 in downtown Alpharetta. The event will include a Kid's Fun Run and Peachtree Road Race qualifying 5K route. Stick around after the race to enjoy a Block party, complete with Food Trucks, a DJ, beverage tents, Kid's activities and more! We look forward to seeing you all then!