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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

REACH Delivers 25 Bags to Wisconsin Rapids First Responders

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On October 1st, REACH-A-Child delivered Detective Lieutenant Julie Buerger accepted 15 REACH BAGs and 400 additional books on behalf of the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department. We also visited the Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department, where Battalion Chief Ben Goodreau and his colleague accepted 10 REACH BAGs accompanied by another 500 additional children’s books for community engagement.
We’re delighted to now be a part of the Wisconsin Rapids community and play an active role in providing comfort to children in crisis situations, as well as foster positive relationships between first responders and the youth in their communities!

Departments partnering with REACH-A-Child