Providing Innovative Opportunities For Adults And Children With Disabilities Since 1963

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Inclusive Programming For Adults And Children

From birth to retirement age we offer a wide variety of services. At REACH, we're dedicated to promoting awareness and providing innovative programs that help prepare both children and adults with disabilities for integration into the general community.

 

Along with the support of local businesses, we strive to develop life, employment and social skills through our wide range of programming,

Hand In Hand Early Childhood Education

At our Hand in Hand branch in Eau Claire, we offer fully inclusive programming that provides children from six weeks to twelve years of age - with ability and disability - with a full range of activities to learn essential life skills and promote healthy development.

 

Our EC4T program, offered in partnership with the Eau Claire School District, enhances our curriculum, offering four year olds the opportunity to further prepare for and master skills that will encourage academic and life success.

 

Program Director: Penny Shepherd - pshepherd@reach-inc.org

Supported Employment Programs

These job placement programs offer Chippewa Valley individuals assistance with achieving personal goals of employment.

 

Through the process of self-discovery, customized exploration, assessment of skills and talents, job seeking techniques, and adaptive technology, we give potential employees with disabilities the opportunity to be competitively employed.

 

Program Director: Tammy King - tking@reach-inc.org

Visit our resources page for some helpful links to other organizations engaged in disability outreach.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our programs

715-552-2763

Adult Pre-Vocational and Life Skills Program

We provide individualized work opportunities for each and every participant we provide prevocational training for. We have several work environments, group size and staff ratios that provide different experiences. We take the time to recognize a person’s needs and then accommodate by matching them to a work area that is conducive to their growth and success.

 

We also provide a number of enclave work sites. Enclaves are community based work experiences that allow us to provide on the job training for many of our participants with the support of REACH staff.

 

Participants are able to mix and match the skills they want to learn, work they want to complete, and the environment in which they accomplish these tasks. Having such a unique experience allows each employee to move towards their own level of independence and reach their goals.

 

These are companies we have worked with over the last couple of years and continue to provide quality services too:

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  •    Al Phelps

  •    Curt Mfg.

  •    Eagles Printing and Label Inc.

  •    Eau Claire Area School District

  •    IDEXX Computer Systems

  •    Keegan Furs

  •    L & M Mail Service Inc.

  •    Menards

  •    Powertex

  •    Scrub Hub

  •    Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association

  •    Wisconsin Public Radio

  •    Wood International

Adult Day Services

The REACH Menomonie Adult Day Program provides individual choices for people with disabilities. Everyone is offered the choice of participating in scheduled or individual schedule choices. The programs offered include independent living skill building, community integration opportunities enjoying a variety of local community events, field trips, and more. Programs provide a means of assisting people with disabilities to maintain their fine and gross motor skills through activities of crafts, exercise, and mobility enhanced opportunity. Enhancement of cognition and sensory ability is developed through activities encouraging storytelling, current events, leisure, animals, and vocational experience.

 

Individuals attending the Menomonie Adult Day program may also choose to work. Stamping, labeling, stuffing, folding, sorting and shredding top the list of interesting job tasks for these individuals.

 

With Day Programs and Vocational programs, the Menomonie Adult Day Program has the best of both worlds! We look forward to serving more individuals!

Helen's House - Eau Claire

Menomonie Adult Pre-Vocational and Life Skills Program

Helen’s House offers a quiet, relaxing, low stimulus environment for ten adults with disabilities who are ready to retire. Helen’s House is designed to serve 10 individuals with disabilities at one time. Our program hours are 9:00am – 3:00pm Monday thru Friday we have both part time and full time participants. There are large group activities, small group activities and one on one time offered every day. During our activity times, staff members provide three structured activities for our clients or they can choose independent leisure time. The activities provide a mix of educational opportunities, social skill development opportunities, emotional coping skills, and adult daily living skills. We offer low client to staff ratios and CNAs on staff to assist with personal cares and medications.

Selma House - Eau Claire

Selma House is very similar to Helen’s House. The only difference is that this day service program is not limited to the “retirement” age. Experience has taught us that many people benefit from a quiet, relaxing, low stimulus environment regardless of their age. Selma House is designed to serve ten individuals at one time. Our program hours are 9:00am – 3:00pm Monday thru Friday we have both part time and full time participants. There are large group activities, small group activities and one on one time offered every day. During our activity times, staff members provide three structured activities for our member’s or they can choose independent leisure time. The activities provide a mix of educational opportunities, social skill development opportunities, emotional coping skills, and adult daily living skills. We have low client to staff ratios and CNAs on staff to assist with personal cares and medications.

 

Reach, Inc.

Board of Directors:

 

Chris DeBruyckere

Cindy Evenson

Steve Gibbs

John Grump

John Hager

Betsy McDougall-Gibbs

Jeff Schafer

Kimberly Showsh

Kelly Snider

Dennis Vanden Bloomen

Fred Weissenburger

Larry Zorn

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“Reach has helped me get my foot in the door for getting outside work.” 

-Becky R.