Reach envisions a socially just community that prioritizes and empowers healing for all impacted by sexual violence.
Reach Counseling is a sexual assault service provider for children and adults that offers culturally responsive outreach, prevention education, victim advocacy, trauma counseling, and sex offender treatment. As an anti-violence agency, we strive to heal lives and transform communities.
Respect: We treat all with dignity, regardless of background or differences and promote changes in our society to ensure justice and equality.
Empowerment: We provide culturally responsive services to empower survivors to make their own choices by building resiliency through individuals’ strengths and experiences.
Accountability: We are clear, honest and consistent in our expectations. Our team holds ourselves personally and professionally accountable for our actions while rejecting violence and all forms of oppression.
Collaboration: We encourage active listening, teamwork and communication to guide the way we interact with our co-workers, clients, volunteers, and community.
Healing: We strive to be a judgement-free place of safety and healing for all by offering trauma-informed, compassionate care that promotes wellness of mind, body, and spirit.
Reach Counseling has a long history of meeting the needs of individuals, families and communities throughout the Fox Valley. Established in 1976 as the Winnebago County Sexual Assault Response Team, the agency was dedicated to the prevention of sexual abuse, incest and rape, and to offer advocacy and support to victims.
With an ongoing commitment to the well-being of the Fox Valley, the agency became a licensed outpatient mental health clinic in 1993. Adding long-term, outpatient clinical services to prevention education, advocacy, counseling and offender treatment programs created a systemic approach of prevention, response and treatment. Understanding how incidents of sexual and physical abuse create trauma responses in the body and mind, Reach was working with hundreds of individuals and families annually through counseling and advocacy by 2001.
Reach has been a leader in identifying changing needs and responding with innovative programming in education, outreach, counseling and treatment.
In nature, hummingbirds embody perseverance, strength and resilience. They can travel great distances and even fly backwards.
For Reach, the hummingbird represents resilience in overcoming trauma and is the symbol of life, great strength, fearlessness, courage and adaptability. The hummingbird challenges us to open our hearts and confide in others.