REACH is a non-profit which provides educational and rehabilitation services and activities for adults living in the bay area who are recovering from a stroke or acquired brain injury.
REACH has survived many challenges over the past three decades. The COVID pandemic is challenging us now; we lost our dear founder Linda DiNucci last year and dealt with sharply increasing rent and operating costs. We have raised tuition 30% and consolidated classes to manage costs. We are launching a major capital campaign this year. We are asking for your help, as some key donors have committed a $10,000 matching grant to get us started on this path.
We have a dedicated team of exceptional professional therapists, loyal students who want to stay in the program, and surprisingly reasonable overhead costs.
Since April we have offered speech, physical and occupational therapies through videoconference. Remarkably nearly all of our students have stayed with us. Most students have transitioned to online sessions even though it is a poor substitute for the vibrant social life that REACH has provided for them. But we are not able to cover our expenses without regularly adding students, and we need to raise money to survive this year.
The REACH program needs your help to raise a modest amount of capital to fund some essentials: teacher salaries, tuition assistance for students in need, and adding some additional classes for program development. We adapt until we can serve our students in live classes again.
REACH has helped more than 2,500 students across the years, and we are committed to doing everything we can to survive this shutdown and to adapt to the new reality. If you are in a position to help us financially, we would appreciate your help in securing the $10,000 matching grant.
If you can give, thank you! If not, please keep us in your thoughts, and please help us spread this campaign by posting on facebook, tweeting, or just passing along this campaign weblink to friends.