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

Southeast Region State Patrol Receives REACH BAGs

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On December 29th, we delivered 66 REACH BAGs to the Southeast Region of the Wisconsin State Patrol. Attending the delivery was our Executive Director, Curt Fuszard, Program Coordinator, Patricia Sugden, and Board Member Jeff Schroeter. This delivery was made possible by a generous donation from AAA Wisconsin. This was the last delivery to complete the WI State Patrol and now every State Trooper will have the right ‘tool’ to comfort children-in-crisis!

We would like to thank AAA Wisconsin for their sponsorship of REACH BAGs for the State Patrol!

Left to Right: Jeff Schroeter, Nick Jarmusz from AAA, Sergeant Scott Gouin, Patricia Sugden and Curt Fuszard