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.”

– Colonel  Charles Teasdale

Recent News

Now Hiring Director of Development & Marketing

It is with mixed emotions that I share with you the news that Jamie Gurgul is leaving REACH-A-Child.  Jamie will be joining Agrace in mid-May, focusing on their major events planning.  It is a tremendous opportunity for her.
We are now recruiting to fill her position, using the platforms of Indeed.com, LinkedIn and others.  If you are aware of people in the community who may have interest in this position, please direct them to one of the job sites or have them contact me directly.
Thank you very much.
Curt Fuszard

Departments partnering with REACH-A-Child