Recovery is Possible for Everyone

Recovery is Possible for Everyone

By Marie Romeo, Meridian Behavioral Health Services, with the Haywood County Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Task Force   Six months ago, when Anthony (not his real name) walked through the door at Meridian, he felt as if his life was unraveling. Because he had used violence in his relationships with his wife and children, […]

August 14th, 2016 – Susan Smith Named Outstanding Volunteer

August 14th, 2016 – Susan Smith Named Outstanding Volunteer

Article also available at The Mountaineer.   Susan Smith, a three-year REACH of Haywood County volunteer, was awards the Outstanding Volunteer Award by Friends of REACH (FoR). Smith played an instrumental role in developing REACH’s Long Range Strategic Plan, which led to a reorganization of its committee structure. She is currently chair of the FoR […]

August 3rd, 2016 – Local Columnist Highlights REACH

August 3rd, 2016 – Local Columnist Highlights REACH

Thanks to local columnist Paul Viau for taking the time to come in and learn about our organization. Read his article below, also available at The Mountaineer. A serious column is really not a REACH for me By Paul Viau | Aug 03, 2016   Most of my columns are a bit on the lighter […]

May 25th, 2016 – Balsam Range holds REACH benefit concert June 8

May 25th, 2016 – Balsam Range holds REACH benefit concert June 8

Article courtesy The Mountaineer.   The historic Colonial Theater in Canton will come alive with the music of America’s leading bluegrass band, Balsam Range, in a benefit concert for REACH of Haywood County Wednesday, June 8. This “main event” fundraiser for the domestic violence/sexual assault/elder abuse agency will also feature special guests, acoustic-folk duo Shannon […]

May 10th, 2016 – Friends of REACH recognize volunteer Gretchen Tope

May 10th, 2016 – Friends of REACH recognize volunteer Gretchen Tope

Article also available at The Mountaineer. The Friends of REACH recognized Gretchen Tope, a long-time volunteer with the REACH of Haywood Helpline, in a ceremony and reception on April 13 at the agency’s office. REACH board President Pat Janke and Friends of REACH Chairwoman Susan Smith presented Tope with an engraved crystal paperweight in recognition […]

April 29th, 2016 – Main Street Mercantile’s May proceeds to benefit REACH

April 29th, 2016 – Main Street Mercantile’s May proceeds to benefit REACH

Article also available at The Mountaineer. This May, a new boutique in Waynesville is giving back to the community. Main Street Mercantile Gifts and Accessories, located at 101 S. Main St., has pledged to donate 10 percent of its May sales to REACH of Haywood County, a local nonprofit that aids survivors of domestic violence, […]

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

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 screenings for the public, with special invitation to high school and college students and their parents, of the award-winning documentary about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground. “This powerful documentary,” said […]

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

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 to Jim Janke, a three-year volunteer. Janke modernized the Within REACH Resale Store financial reports and procedures, and was instrumental in developing REACH’s Strategic Plan Database and Volunteer Database. As […]

Combating teen dating violence

Combating teen dating violence

By Anna Denson Article also appears in The Mountaineer.   I can really only remember one date from high school. I went out for sushi with a nice boy named John, who I’d known since kindergarten. I have no idea what we talked about, or what I wore, or what we did afterwards. All I […]

January 6, 2016 – REACH thanks community for holiday donations

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 gifts and support throughout the season. These contributions helped us provide our clients with a bright and hopeful holiday season and new year, and will go on to help us […]

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May 10th, 2016 – Friends of REACH recognize volunteer Gretchen Tope

Article also available at The Mountaineer. The Friends of REACH recognized Gretchen Tope, a long-time volunteer with the REACH of Haywood Helpline, in a ceremony […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Domestic Violence Protective Order?

Do you feel as though you or someone you love is being abused? If so, the solutions are multi-layered. First and foremost, you must consider […]

July 27, 2015 – REACH raises $30,000 with summer beach party

by Anna Denson On July 10th, REACH of Haywood County welcomed more than 140 guests at their main summer fundraiser – this year, a whimsical […]

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 […]

August 3rd, 2016 – Local Columnist Highlights REACH

Thanks to local columnist Paul Viau for taking the time to come in and learn about our organization. Read his article below, also available at […]