Donation to Monona first responders could help kids in crisis situations

  • Source: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison
  • Published: 10/26/2021 04:56 PM

The Monona Police and Fire Departments now have a few extra resources to help them comfort children they encounter in crisis situations. Madison-based nonprofit REACH-A-Child donated 20 "REACH" bags to the departments. They're durable backpacks filled with children's books and drawstring bags. 13 will be put in squad cars and seven will be put in ambulances and fire trucks. REACH-A-Child partners with first responders in communities across the state to help children dealing with trauma situations. Part of that effort includes delivering the books and bags. The organization hopes that when first responders encounter a child in a crisis situation, they can provide them with the books to distract them from the source of trauma.


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