Services

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We have one life to live, a life that we must protect and nurture with all that we have. If you or someone you know is in an abusive situation, we at REACH offer many services to help you or your loved one.

REACH of Haywood County is a private, non-profit organization that provides a number of services and resources to any person experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault or elder abuse. If you are fearful in any way for you or someone else, let us help you.

 

REACH Services

24-Hour Crisis Helpline: 828-456-7898

  • Call with questions or for support 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • In an emergency, call 911

Emergency Shelter

  • Protected by a confidential location, a security system, and night time staff on hand 24 hours/7days a week
  • Food, clothing, personal items and case management provided
  • Offered to those in immediate danger from domestic violence, elder abuse, or sexual abuse

Legal Advocacy

  • Domestic Violence Protective Orders
  • Criminal process (warrants, trials, bond hearings)
  • Survivor/witness coordination with the DA
  • Address confidentiality coordination
  • Survivor compensation assistance
  • NC SAVAN – prison release notification
  • Law enforcement assistance
  • Legal aid referrals on civil cases
  • List of recommended attorneys

Survivor Support

  • REACH provides survivors of domestic violence with a variety of information and support services. Come into the office during business hours (Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm & Friday 9am-4pm) to complete an intake form and learn more about our services.
  • Outreach workers offer post crisis support for a successful transition to a violence-free life.

Counseling & Support Group

  • Individual adult counselor specialized in working with survivors of sexual assault. No insurance or Medicaid is needed.
  • Individual child therapists to work with survivor’s children through Summit Counseling.
  • Weekly support group for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Childcare and refreshments are provided.

Housing Assistance

  • Housing resource list available to anyone. Contact us for assistance with housing.
  • Deposit assistance program (rental and/or utilities deposits) for survivors trying to re-establish a violence free home. Potential candidates need to meet the following criteria:
    • Survivors of domestic violence
    • Residents of Haywood County for at least 6 months
    • Clients of REACH of Haywood County
    • Have left their abuser and are attempting to remain away from their abuser
    • Will be living at the residence only with their children
    • Have the ability to financially sustain their residence
    • Be financially in need of assistance
  • The REACH thrift store (Within Reach) that provides household items after acquiring a violence-free home. Request a “thrift store referral” from the office for needed items.

 Elder Abuse Program

  • All of the above services are available to survivors who are 55 and older. The relationship does NOT have to be an intimate partner and may include abuse from a grown child, neighbor, a care taker, etc.
  • Our Elder Abuse Specialist is available for community education and public speaking events to raise awareness about this growing problem.

WILL ANY OF THESE SERVICES HELP YOU? CALL US TODAY: 828-456-7898

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REACH of Haywood County, Inc. serves survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, community outreach and prevention education to empower individuals to live a self-sufficient life free of violence.

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