Posts in category Sexual Abuse

Marital Rape

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 partner being the perpetrator. The truth is, we always have a voice. If you ever feel like you’re being forced to engage in sexual acts against your will, it is […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]