Shelter

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We at REACH are very proud of our shelter and the assistance and safety it provides Haywood County citizens who are fleeing an abusive situation. We offer a multitude of services, but our shelter is often the resource that provides our clients with peace of mind and freedom from fear. If you feel you are in need of emergency shelter and have no other options, call the REACH hotline immediately at 828-456-7898.

REACH Shelter Information

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General Shelter Information

  • To utilize the shelter, clients MUST be in immediate danger due to domestic violence, sexual assault, or elder abuse
  • The REACH shelter is located in a confidential location with a security system and staff on hand 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • The location is convenient to most locations in Haywood County
  • Shelter clients will be provided with case management
  • Food, personal care items, and clothing can be provided as needed

Criteria for Admission to REACH Shelter Program

  • Be female, 18 years or older or emancipated from parents/guardians
  • If male, you’ll be directed to an alternative safe haven
  • Can be with or without children
  • Be a victim of domestic violence from an intimate partner, a victim of sexual assault, or rape (regardless of relationship to offender), or a victim of elder abuse within the last 90 days
  • Be in immediate danger and forced to leave home due to a violent situation within the last 90 days
  • Have no other resources or support systems available (friends or family members) who can provide shelter or assistance
  • Be willing to take part in the shelter program and adhere to all rules and regulations as outlined in shelter agreement
  • Notify the shelter manager of any active, communicable disease that one or one’s family member might possess so that staff may address any special concerns and considerations

*Male children over age 14 will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

Reasons a Client might be Ineligible for Sheltering

  • Being under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol at time of intake
  • Being 18-years or younger and unaccompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Unwilling to participate in the shelter program (including adhering to rules and regulations as outlined in the shelter agreement)
  • Possessing a medical or mental condition requiring care that is beyond the capabilities of our facility and/or staff

 

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