Out Came the Sun, Inc., a for profit corporation, was established in 1995 to help fill a void in community based developmental services in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Our primary focus was to deliver comprehensive pediatric developmental services in the natural environment, utilizing a child- centered and family empowering approach. Early detection through developmental screenings and evaluations, followed by initiating immediate direct service, proved to be the most effective method in promoting positive outcomes. However, in 15 years of service we found that families with Medicaid, private insurance, or those who were enrolled in federally funded programs were being significantly under-served.

Therefore, Out Came the Sun applied for and was approved as a non-profit organization in July 2008. Since achieving non-profit status, Out Came the Sun Foundation, Inc. has continued to identify potential non-profit funding sources to support the equitable services to all children living in the metropolitan DC area. Today our mission remains that, through the non- profit supplemental funding provided to Out Came the Sun Foundation, Inc., the most intensive natural environment developmental services appropriate can be delivered to children in Washington, DC regardless of a family’s socio-economic status.

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December 23, 1989
January 10, 1993

--Lori Ann Madhok

I first met Tenisha while working at an early intervention program in DC. Tenisha was medically fragile and was hospitalized. I visited her daily and met her loving parents. When her mother passed and her father was unable to meet her medical needs, I researched how to become a foster parent. Tenisha moved to our home the day before Thanksgiving. We registered her with the county for speech, occupational, and physical therapy.

Tenisha passed away, six weeks after joining our family, from bacterial meningitis. Her name came up on the county’s waiting list for therapy services six months after her death. This fund is in her memory, so that no child… Is left behind.