REACH to hold volunteer training January 23rd

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. Training for potential volunteers, which is open to interested parties over the age of 18, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, in our Waynesville […]

December 18, 2015 – REACH receives $1,600 from Motorcycle Parade and Toy Run

December 18, 2015 – REACH receives $1,600 from Motorcycle Parade and Toy Run

By Anna Denson Article also available at The Mountaineer   REACH of Haywood County, a local non-profit serving survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse, has received a generous donation from this year’s annual Haywood County Motorcycle Parade and Toy Run. The parade, which took place for the 24th year on November 14th, […]

December 16, 2015 – REACH Prepares to Celebrate at the 2015 Holiday Gala

December 16, 2015 – REACH Prepares to Celebrate at the 2015 Holiday Gala

By Anna Denson Article also available at The Mountaineer REACH employees and volunteers are all in good cheer as they get ready for the black tie 2015 Holiday Gala to held Dec. 19, at Laurel Ridge Country Club. Organizers have already arranged a number of festivities, such as a gourmet meal of stuffed chicken or […]

November 5, 2015 – Now recruiting holiday sponsors for families in need!

November 5, 2015 – Now recruiting holiday sponsors for families in need!

The holidays are a wonderful time of year! It’s a time to reflect on all our good fortunes, as well as to share a bit of what we have with those who are facing harder times. If you are looking for a way to give, you have the opportunity to make the lives of domestic […]

How to Help a Friend Who is Being Abused

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 don’t know how to talk about these issues, or even how to think about them. It is easier to avoid addressing them altogether, imagining that they could never be relevant […]

October 20, 2015 – Local Quilters Provide Comfort to Survivors

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 children. Often, these survivors have fled from abusers with only the clothes on their backs, leaving behind necessities, mementos, and the comforts of home. Uprooted, they must rebuild their lives […]

October 7, 2015 – Local task force spreads the word about Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 7, 2015 – Local task force spreads the word about Domestic Violence Awareness Month

by Anna Denson October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and today REACH joined its partners at the Haywood County Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Elder Abuse Task Force to spread the word to local college students. Representatives from REACH and other Task Force member organizations set up stations around campus at Haywood Community College. They […]

September 10, 2015 – Spotlight on the new REACH website

September 10, 2015 – Spotlight on the new REACH website

by Anna Denson Article also appears in The Mountaineer. Check It Out: REACH of Haywood Tackles the Information Age with New Website Recently, it’s been a busy time for REACH of Haywood County. The organization, which is a United Way agency, has been growing by leaps and bounds, constantly pushing to provide more and better […]

July 28, 2015 – Garden club beautifies Within Reach store

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 the Within Reach Resale shop in Hazelwood.  Judy Dykes, Kim Powers and Becky Hellman spearheaded the project that was financed by the club. The Waynesville Garden club, founded in 1953, […]

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

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 beach party. The event took place at Laurel Ridge Country club, and featured a variety of games and contests along with dinner and tropical drinks. Attendees enjoyed playing cornhole and […]

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April 20, 2015 – Denim Day for sexual assault awareness is April 29

(article courtesy of The Mountaineer newspaper) Members of the Haywood County Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force, including Haywood Community College, are urging all community members, […]

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 […]

December 16, 2015 – REACH Prepares to Celebrate at the 2015 Holiday Gala

By Anna Denson Article also available at The Mountaineer REACH employees and volunteers are all in good cheer as they get ready for the black […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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Creating a Safety Plan

If you or anyone you know is in an abusive relationship, it’s important to create a safety plan to keep you and your family safe […]

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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 […]

September 10, 2015 – Spotlight on the new REACH website

by Anna Denson Article also appears in The Mountaineer. Check It Out: REACH of Haywood Tackles the Information Age with New Website Recently, it’s been […]

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 […]