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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 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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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 […]