State Programs: Tall Elks

The Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children

The Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children is our state project. It is also known as the "Tall Elks" project. This program is over 60 years old and has evolved into an integral, vital, and much-appreciated part of the statewide healthcare community. It provides home-based occupational or physical therapy for children with developmental delays or physical disabilities. Services are provided at no cost to the family served.

Any child in Washington State with an Occupational or Physical Therapy prescription for treatment and whose family lives within reach of our therapy team is eligible to be helped by Tall Elks Program. However, only those most critically in need can be accepted into the therapeutic program. While the children we serve range in age from birth to 21, preference is given to infants and young children who are medically fragile or who would otherwise go without services due to their family’s lack of resources, and to children who will experience deterioration in their status without therapy.

Eligibility for services does not require affiliation, membership, or association with the Elks, any of its members, or lodges.

To learn more about the program or how to get involved, contact our Bremerton Elks Lodge #1181 Tall Elks Chairperson John Ball at

To learn more about other Washington State Elks Association (WSEA) programs or to find more information on other lodges in Washington state click here.

Electronic monthly credit card donations can be set up conveniently through Donor Perfect or the Therapy Program office. (A $10 per month minimum is necessary due to processing costs.)