REACH of Macon County has been providing services to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence for more than twenty-five years. We are committed to eradicating domestic and sexual assault crimes in our community because we believe that all individuals deserve to live a life free of emotional, mental, physical and sexual violence.
In order to achieve this end, REACH provides services, free of charge, to any male, female, or child who has been a victim of or who is at risk of becoming a victim. In order to support victims through the physical, mental, and emotional recovery process, REACH provides a myriad of services (including but not limited to):
· 24 Hour Crisis Line
· Emergency Shelter
· Emergency Animal Pet Kennel for Victims of DV and SA
· Human Trafficking Program
· Court Advocacy
· New Choices Program (Financial and Life Empowerment)
· Case Management
· Violence Prevention Education
· Outreach and Community Mobilization
· Crisis Counseling
· Safety Planning and Assessment
· Disability Program
After 25 years of service, REACH has demonstrated their commitment towards eradicating domestic violence and sexual assault crimes in both Macon and Jackson Counties, through prevention, intervention, and educational services; however, the last several years have especially been an exciting journey for our agency as we worked in collaboration with a supportive and amazing community, to build our new emergency shelter. The VanDrake Shelter is a state of the art facility that is fully ADA accessible and ensures that victims, including their children, are able to stay in a place that affords them dignity and respect as they strive to break free of cycles of violence.
Last year in our emergency shelter, REACH provided shelter to 125 women, men and children for a total of 3,444 nights and 10,332 meals. Additionally, REACH also provided more than 20,000 service contacts including court advocacy, crisis counseling, safety planning, and hotline services to 700 unduplicated clients. The services provided were essential to the health and well being of our community. Without adequate services, victims often do not know their rights or the resources available to them to help them break free from violence. The effects of violence ripples out to children in schools, places of employment, places of worship and throughout our community.
We hope you will support our efforts through the Purple Purse Campaign to continue to provide options for victims and survivors as they seek safety, support, solace, and sustainability.
YOUR donation WILL make a lasting difference!
$25.00 can provide food for a mother and her children.
$50.00 can provide 1 day of shelter and shelter services for a mother and child
$75.00 can support financial empowerment and skill building
$100.00 can provide 3 days of 24 hour hotline/crisis coverage
$250.00 can provide a day of bully-prevention instruction and activities for 50 students
$500.00 can provide 1 week of shelter and shelter services for a mother and child
$1000.00 can sponsor a room at the shelter for 1 year. Includes linens, towels, toiletries, and necessity items.