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Note from Director

by Kristin Krile

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For the past 22 years, Rural Enrichment and Counseling Headquarters, Inc. (REACH) has dedicated itself to serving the needs of the surrounding rural communities. REACH’s programs and services have adapted to the needs of the community over the years, but our commitment to providing rural residents with access to human services has remained. What began as a counseling center in 1991 has developed into a comprehensive human service center. REACH is the only rural based center of its kind, bringing convenient access to clients in rural Clay, Becker, and Norman counties in Minnesota.

One program which has adapted to the needs of the community is Dress for Success® Red RiverValley of the Upper Midwest (DFS), which became a program of REACH in 1998. Since that time, DFS has expanded its service area to Northwestern Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota, and has Boutique locations in Hawley, MN and Fargo, ND. DFS provides free professional interview attire and confidence boosting career tips to economically disadvantaged women who are entering the mainstream workforce. DFS served 79 women in 2012 alone.

REACH prides itself on providing a comprehensive approach to services. We strive to help anyone who comes through our door seeking assistance, whether by means of a food basket from the Food Pantry, an appointment with one of our contracted counselors, or emotional support as they are going through a rough time in their life. If we are unable to provide anyone directly with what they need, we will do everything we can to connect that person with someone who can by accessing our collaborating agency partners and resources.

REACH will continue to provide rural residents access to conveniently located human services and adapt the programs we offer to best meet the needs of the community. I invite you to be a part of REACH as we continue to carry out our mission to enrich the lives of rural residents by providing affordable human services through collaboration with others. Whether you are able to offer your time and talents along with our dedicated group or volunteers, utilize our services, collaborate to provide services more efficiently, or by supporting REACH financially, we would not be able to carry out our mission without the support offered by the communities we serve.

 

“Small communities, big hearts.”  

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Rural Enrichment and Counseling Headquarters, Inc.
PO Box 237 - 421 Fifth Street
Hawley, Minnesota  56549
(218) 483-3145  Fax: (218) 483-3149
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