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REACH of Haywood County, Inc. serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, community outreach and prevention education to empower individuals to live a self-sufficient life free of violence.

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March 1st, 2016 – Jim Janke receives REACH’s Outstanding Volunteer Award

 Article also available at The Mountaineer.   Friends of REACH, the volunteer organization of REACH of Haywood County, Inc., has awarded its Outstanding Volunteer Award […]

REACH to hold volunteer training January 23rd

REACH of Haywood is seeking volunteers to assist with the our Helpline phone services, and to participate in other ways through Friends of REACH committees. […]

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Cycle of Violence

The “Cycle of Violence” can happen hundreds of times in an abusive relationship. Each stage lasts a different amount of time. The total cycle can […]

October 20, 2015 – Local Quilters Provide Comfort to Survivors

by Anna Denson In the last year alone, REACH of Haywood County, Inc. has provided emergency shelter to 84 people – 32 of whom were […]

April 13th, 2016 – REACH sponsors free movie screenings in April

Article also available at The Mountaineer.   April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Haywood Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task force is sponsoring three free […]

January 6, 2016 – REACH thanks community for holiday donations

By Anna Denson As the new year dawns and the holidays draw to a close, REACH of Haywood would like to thank everyone who contributed […]

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Marital Rape

What is Marital Rape? Marital rape is often misunderstood because many women feel they have no voice when it comes to their husband or long-term […]

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Signs of an Abusive Personality

Abusive individuals often possess specific personality traits. Knowing how to recognize these traits can help you leave a violent relationship or never enter one in […]

July 28, 2015 – Garden club beautifies Within Reach store

Article courtesy of The Mountaineer. Recently, members of the Waynesville Garden Club planted flowers and shrubs in four separate planters that stand in front of […]

How to Help a Friend Who is Being Abused

by Anna Denson Article also appears in The Mountaineer. Domestic violence. Dating violence. Sexual assault. They are uncomfortable topics, to say the least. Often, we […]