JULY 1, 2022
REACH of Macon County has received a $5,000 investment grant from Nantahala Health Foundation to fund a portion of their victim advocacy crisis hotline.
Grant investment funds from the Foundation will be used to support REACH’s emergency crisis line. It is imperative that REACH maintain the crisis and text line to ensure that all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, as well as community partners, are able to reach a trained victim advocate whenever they are needed.
“These funds are essential in our effort to provide immediate crisis services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking,” said REACH Executive Director Andrea Anderson. “The funds from the Foundation will serve a vital role in ensuring help is available when it is needed.”
By maintaining the crisis line, REACH ensures that victims receive immediate safety assessments/planning, crisis counseling, and referrals to imperative resources including information about services, sexual assault examinations, and emergency shelter.
About REACH of Macon County
REACH of Macon County provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking including male, female, and child victims. REACH provides outreach, intervention, and prevention that includes a 24-hour crisis and text line, safety planning, crisis counseling, court advocacy, medical accompaniment, emergency shelter, and educational services that support victims through the entire process of physical, mental, and emotional recovery. All of REACH’s services are free and confidential For more information about REACH and how you can support this community effort, please call 828-369-554 or visit our website at www.reachofmaconcounty.org