The issue of mental health disorders and developmental disabilities among children is a growing problem throughout the country. Although programs exist to serve those in need, it is often difficult to find the necessary resources. And once they’re unearthed, it can be a daunting task to determine eligibility. The upshot is that mental health disorders and developmental disabilities among children often go untreated, compounding the epidemic. Until now.
Introducing Resources, Education, and Advocacy for Children.
REACh works directly with families, supporting them through the often difficult journey of raising special-needs children. Reach out to us and discover how we can help support you.
Laraine Hutcherson is the founder and executive director of REACh—a California
501c3 established as the result of her own personal challenges. She and her husband
have four children, two of whom have been diagnosed with mental health issues and
other disorders. Their difficult journeys inspired Laraine to create an organization
that would provide families with the support they need to effectively address the
challenges posed by, and experienced by, their children.
When mental health conditions are left untreated, children often create chaos in the
home, suffer in the classroom, and fail to function successfully in their communities.
Distraught parents—devoid of any real direction or comprehensive plan—progress
from feelings of frustration to acute distress to utter helplessness.
Solving these problems and empowering families is the driving force behind REACh.
Our mission is to create a bridge between parents and the services they need for
their children. By linking them to relevant and effective programs, we can help bring
about hope, peace, and a belief in a brighter future.