Posts in category REACH News

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 […]

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 […]

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

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, elected officials, county and state employees, students and teachers to “wear jeans with a purpose” on Wednesday, April 29, as a visible means to promote sexual violence prevention and education. Denim […]

January 15, 2015 – REACH of Haywood celebrates a successful year

January 15, 2015 – REACH of Haywood celebrates a successful year

(article courtesy of The Mountaineer newspaper) REACH of Haywood County’s first Holiday Gala was a fun night of friendship and helping hands joining together. The black tie event raised close to $6,600, according to Pat Janke, REACH board member. All funds help victims of domestic and elderly abuse in Haywood County. REACH currently pays seven full-time […]

January 10, 2015 – The Fund for Haywood County announces $60,000 in grants

January 10, 2015 – The Fund for Haywood County announces $60,000 in grants

(article courtesy of The Mountaineer newspaper) From left are Janet Thatcher, board secretary; Laura Lang, board member; George Ivey, Board Chairman, The Fund for Haywood County; Julia Freeman, REACH executive director and Pat Janke, board president. The Fund for Haywood County has approved $60,000 in People in Need grants to local nonprofit organizations that provide […]

November 5, 2014 – Jane Alexander’s Cookbook to Raise Funds for REACH of Haywood County, Inc.

November 5, 2014 – Jane Alexander’s Cookbook to Raise Funds for REACH of Haywood County, Inc.

(article courtesy of The Mountaineer newspaper) Just days after Jane Alexander of Cataloochee learned of her terminal cancer diagnosis, she set out on a mission to complete one more project — a cookbook to include recipes from her own kitchen as well as contributions from her many close friends. Not only was the cookbook project […]

November 5, 2014 – Waynesville Garden Club beautifies REACH shelter

November 5, 2014 – Waynesville Garden Club beautifies REACH shelter

(article courtesy of The Mountaineer newspaper) The Waynesville Garden Club recently completed a $1,000 landscape beautification project at the REACH of Haywood County shelter. Cheryl Hartman, Judy Dykes, Kim Powers and Elizabeth Dennis worked together to clear overgrown areas, weed, plant trees, and bushes and transplant flowers to brighten the landscaping. “Domestic violence continues to […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]