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Believing in potential

Helping children with special needs & their families since 1959

Reach Child & Youth Development Society

Reach is a non-profit organization in Delta that helps children with special needs reach their full potential. Our organization has been providing services to children and their families since 1959. We provide timely, accessible and supportive community programs and services for the Delta, Surrey, and Langley areas.

Our mission is to promote optimal development and well-being for all children, youth, and families living with disabilities. We work together with families to recognize each child’s strengths and develop their abilities. Over 1000 children and their families benefit from our services on an annual basis.  

 

You gave us the best gift any parent could wish for – their child to say from his heart, “I love you

We wanted to let you know that we are grateful for the support that Reach provides!
We appreciate how our BC (Heather) listens to our families needs and wants in order to create an action plan for us.
She has great rapport with our daughter, listening well and relating to her while at the same time teaching her powerful life skills.
We feel empowered with simple strategies that we can use on our own to improve the quality of our life and are excited about the future! 🙂 💙 Sent with gratitude 💙

I had so much trust in Reach, everybody was just so caring, so sensitive, so thoughtful, not just to my son but to our family.

Heather Anderson Pickell has been a life saver for our family. Our Granddaughter has ASD, ADHD, OCD, Anxiety, Depression & Extreme behaviour and mood swings. It took Heather a number of visits before our Granddaughter would even let her in her room and talk to her. Because of Heather’s natural ability to connect with children, she was an instant friend. From there, Heather works her Behavioral/Counselling magic & our Granddaughter has improved immensely. It’s going to take a long time but Heather is in for the long haul and at times, rearranges her schedule to accommodate the patterns of sleep and mood that is our Granddaughter. Heather works tirelessly for families including sending emails late at night after her long day with clients. I appreciate all her communication & suggestions & input, she is amazing. She has made such a difference to our family way of life. We are all a lot calmer & happier & our Granddaughter is learning how to communicate her feelings and manage her emotions better. We are so grateful to Heather & REACH & grateful that this wonderful organization was recommended to us.

We didn’t have any answers until we found Reach.

We, as parents, have seen a visible difference in the communication and understanding of our child under Reach’s able guidance.

Our consultant brought excellent ideas, strategies to improve the quality of life which will impact not only our son but the whole family.

One year ago the extend of his language at age three was “want juice”. Now my son can come home and tell me about his day. If you don’t believe that is a miracle you are not looking hard enough.

Our daughter has had her challenges and we greatly appreciate the way you’ve gently and kindly handled her separation anxiety

Sometimes, it is hard enough to move through life on a day to day basis, but to do so with an autistic child has it’s challenges to say the least. Heather is like my Guardian Angel, or even my best friend. Whether I email, call or text her with my questions or issues, she is so helpful, prompt and best of all honest with her answers. As a parent we often feel lost, or helpless, and she will always reassure us that we are doing a good job and get us on the right track again. Not only is our son doing better socially, but our family is more balanced and stronger together. We all benefit having Heather in our lives, we are so grateful and thankful for all she has done for us and taught us.

Invitations to go to friends houses or to have friends come to our house are far and few between. Here, nobody judges anyone, everyone is included, they are all teens…

I felt I am not alone with Reach help, although I understand it does take time to improve the quality of life, especially the life of the family with special needs.

(Our son) was able to generalize and apply many of the skills he learned here into school and community. His teacher reports increased participation with peers and initializing at recess and lunch. We could really see more positive confidence performing at his piano recital and at gymnastics – thank you! “

What would we do without it. It’s just awesome. …I can’t rave enough about it and how it helps [my son] move ahead. I couldn’t help him in this way.

You have also showed us that our feelings of frustration are normal and that things will get better.

We all learned to work together, overcome obstacles….all to benefit our daughter. Thank you for helping me to grow also!

Reach For Recent News

Hampton Cove Community Open Benefits REACH

Thrilled to announce the 1st Annual Golf Day for Charity at The Links at Hampton Cove on August 11, 2018! This fundraiser for REACH is organized by Glenn Issler, Michael Lepore and The Links at Hampton Cove's Earl Francis. Commenting on how the event first came to be,...

FINDS Children’s Exchange Open Inside REACH Centre!

Beginning in February 2018, FINDS Children's Exchange opened inside REACH's new centre for children to serve families with high quality children's items. Proceeds from FINDS support children in REACH programs. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10-2, our unique concept store...

REACH Benefits from Battle of the Badges

May 14, 2018 Cheques for $500 from the Delta Police Association and the Delta Firegighters Charitable Society were presented to REACH as a charitable contribution from February's Battle of the Badges hockey game. Pictured from left: DPD Chief Neil Dubord, S/Sgt....

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Upcoming Events & Activities

Thu 30

Punjabi Parent Support Group

August 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sep 13

REACH Annual General Meeting

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 26

New Parent Orientation

September 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Sep 27

Punjabi Parent Support Group

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sep 28

Delta Connex Parent Peer Group

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sep 29

Delta Connex Parent Peer Group

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oct 04

Delta Down Syndrome Support Group Meeting:

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm