A Message to Families

We understand the unique journey of raising a child with Down Syndrome, and we want you to know that you are not alone. Charlee's Orchard is not just an organization; we are a community here to offer support, understanding, and empathy. Your journey is significant, and we are dedicated to walking alongside you, providing assistance, resources, and a sense of belonging. Together, let's navigate this path and ensure every child and family receives the support they deserve.

Grants and Assistance

Financial Assistance for Families

Charlee's Orchard is committed to providing vital financial support for families with children who have Down syndrome. We understand the unique challenges these families face, and our aim is to alleviate some of the financial burdens associated with medical care, education, and other essential needs.


Bereavement Grants

In times of loss, Charlee's Orchard is here to offer compassionate support through our bereavement grants. We understand the emotional and financial toll that comes with the loss of a child, especially one with Down syndrome. Our bereavement grants aim to ease the burden by providing assistance for funeral expenses and other associated costs during this difficult time.


Medical Equipment Grants

Access to necessary medical equipment is crucial for children with Down syndrome. Charlee's Orchard is dedicated to helping families acquire the essential medical equipment required for their child's well-being. Our medical equipment grants aim to ensure that every child has access to the resources they need to thrive.


Useful Links

Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky

We support and educate families and professionals in Central and Eastern Kentucky. We do this through: providing customized presentations for parents, teachers, therapists, and medical professionals; publishing a quarterly magazine that celebrates accomplishments of individuals with Down syndrome and provides pertinent information for families and caregivers; providing peer presentations to schools, post-graduate and undergraduate classes, and the community about acceptance of those with Down syndrome and other disabilities; and hosting several celebrations throughout the year to bring together families and friends for support and advocacy.

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National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

Founded in 1979, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) empowers individuals with Down syndrome and their families by driving policy change, providing resources, engaging with local communities, and shifting public perceptions. The organization’s work is achieved through three key areas of programming: Resources & Support, Advocacy & Policy, and Community Engagement.

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Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network

DSDN is the largest national organization supporting new and expectant parents with a Down syndrome diagnosis. The mission of the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network is to connect, support, and provide accurate information to parents - and the medical professionals who serve them - from the time of diagnosis through age 3 while fostering the opportunity for lifelong connections. Our vision is that every Down syndrome diagnosis will be delivered in an unbiased, factual, and supportive way every time and that families can quickly find meaningful connections.

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical care, Education and Advocacy. Formally established in 2009, the Foundation’s primary focus is to support the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the first academic home in the United States committed solely to research and medical care for people with Down syndrome. Since Down syndrome is the least-funded genetic condition in the United States, fundraising and government advocacy to correct the alarming disparity of national funding for people with Down syndrome is a major goal.

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National Foundation for Down Syndrome

NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. It was founded in Chicago in 1961 by parents who chose to go against medical advice and raised their children with Down syndrome at home. Their pioneering efforts have made it easier for later generations of individuals with Down syndrome to be accepted by their families and communities, to develop their capabilities, and to work towards independence.

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Get In Touch

We'd love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out to us at the address below or at any of our social media pages.


Charlees Orchard, Inc. P.O.Box 502 Harrodsburg, KY 40330
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