John I. Smith Language Center
Post Office Box 5776
Thank you for your interest in the John I. Smith Center for Children with Language Disorders. The following will provide you with the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the center.
The facility is operated by the Scottish Rite Foundation of South Carolina. The Chairman of the board is Michael D. Smith. The Greenville facility is operated by an Upstate board. Its chairman is Barry Bankes. Mr. Smith is the Deputy of Scottish Rite Masons in South Carolina. Tom Henry is Mr. Smith's personal representative in Greenville.
The center treats Upstate South Carolina pre-school children with language disorders free of charge.
To enter a child in the program, the parent or guardian must make application after which the child is evaluated by a licensed therapist. After evaluation there may be a waiting period before the session begins. For an appointment, call the Coordinator of Services.
The center is funded by Scottish Rite Masons with local foundation and community support. Contributions are accepted to defray the expense of this charitable work. Checks may be made out to The S.C. Scottish Rite Foundation. If you wish for your gift to be used at the Greenville center, please specify that information in the lower left hand corner of your check. The foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) corporation. The foundation's financial records are audited annually and these reports are filed with the IRS.
Visitors are welcome at the John I. Smith Center. Call Monday through Friday (864.232.1673), 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to reserve a tour. Directions to the center may be obtained by clicking here.