New facility will provide safe haven for more families.
A safe place for victims of domestic violence in Macon and Jackson counties will soon be a reality. After months of fundraising, writing grants, and planning, community leaders gathered at the property that will soon house a new shelter for REACH of Macon County last Thursday for the official groundbreaking ceremony.
“Oftentimes we have big ideas. These ideas are what define our hopes and dreams,” said REACH Board of Directors President Bonnie Peggs at the groundbreaking ceremony. “We had big ideas about a new shelter for many years. However, unforeseen obstacles blocked our path to this goal. We were caught in a very uncomfortable position. Looking back, we realize how easy it would have been to give up and walk away. But instead, we persevered, we were stubborn. We said, 'no.' This was one dream, one goal which we were not willing to give up. And so we find ourselves here today.”