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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]