Within Reach

Interactive and Personalized Experience

At Within Reach, we understand the uniqueness of individuals and strive to address the complexity of their issues. For this reason Within Reach has created a personalized experience in the search for resources and linking to services. Within Reach provides tailored searches, locations of services near you, forums to ask questions, links to events, and much more.

Secure Login

Although the information on Within Reach is available to all users; a free account will provide you with a more thorough and personalized experience. Due to the prevalence of spamming on the internet, we require that you register with us before you are able to interact on the forum. Your information is not shared with anyone else and login is secure. The account provides a way to connect with providers, save them for future reference, and update you on those services and resources that are important to you.

Bringing Resources to You

The name Within Reach was inspired by the research of Scott W. Allard from the University of Chicago. His research studied the effects of geography on poverty in three large American cities, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington D.C. The publication of this research was entitled  Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State (2009). The results of the study were that “place matters” and that many social service agencies, which constitute a substantial portion of the safety net, are located far away from the people they serve.

At Within Reach our goal is a help alleviate this problem by bringing resources to people in need wherever they may be through the use of technology. We know that it can be difficult to get to an agency where resources and information are available. That is why we want to bring as many resources within reach as possible and technology gives us those tools.

 

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