reach out to

reach out to someone

1. Fig. to offer someone a helping hand. You reached out to me just when I needed help the most. I reach out to other people in trouble because I would want someone to do that for me.
2. Fig. to seek someone's help and support. When I reached out to Don for help, he turned me down. Jane reached out to her friends for the help and support that she needed.
See also: out, reach