Welcome to REACH-A-Child™

“Helping First Responders Comfort Children-In-Crisis”

Vision Statement

“The first response is a book to comfort a child-in-crisis” Is REACH-A-Child™’s vision. Whether the children are in an automobile accident, victims of domestic disturbance or temporarily homeless, REACH-A-Child™ wants to help First Responders engage these children in a positive way through the power of a book.

“Due to the nature of our work, Wisconsin State Troopers are regularly tasked with assisting victims through extremely difficult situations. Often times, those victims include children. The REACH-A-Child™ initiative provides a valuable tool to help children during times of crisis. Providing a book and a backpack to a child in crisis diverts their attention from the tragic situation and allows the Trooper to comfort them. The mission of the Wisconsin State Patrol is to promote highway safety and enhance the quality of life for all Wisconsin citizens and visitors by providing and supporting professional, competent and compassionate law enforcement services. The REACH-A-Child™ organization provides a beneficial tool that allows us to accomplish our mission.”

– Captain Charles Teasdale (Wisconsin State Patrol – Southwest Region)

Recent News

Delivering REACH BAGs to the WI State Patrol-Northwest Region

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On Tuesday, August 16th, our Executive Director, Curt Fuszard, and Program Coordinator, Patricia Sugden, delivered 7 REACH BAGs to the Wisconsin State Patrol Northwest Region in Eau Claire. They were met by Susan Groom and Lieutenant Logan as well as AAA representative Nicholas Jarmusz. This delivery was made possible by a grant from a local foundation and with the support of AAA. AAA has helped us get our REACH BAG program into the Wisconsin State Patrol Southwest Region and we hope to have all of the Northwest Region covered as well in the future. Thank you to the continued support of AAA and the WI State Patrol!

Program Coordinator, Patricia, AAA Representative,Nick, Lieutenant Adrian Logan and Susan Groom

Program Coordinator, Patricia, AAA Representative,Nick, Lieutenant Adrian Logan and Susan Groom