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Healing Place moves to Fifth Avenue West

The Healing Place has moved into the space that had been occupied by the United Way.


Executive Director Angie Alley said to 722 Fifth Avenue West allows the agency to continue to provide confidential, free services to victims of sexual violence in a safe atmosphere.
The agency no longer needs the defined space for child interviews so it was a good time to look at downsizing, a statement said. A 2012-13 audit presented last week to the Board of Directors showed that 92 cents of every dollar goes directly to program services. By moving to Fifth Avenue, the agency saves over $25,000 per year in occupancy costs.
"Being good stewards of the resources we are entrusted with is extremely important and we'd like to personally thank the public and private partners who have made this move possible," Alley said in a news release.
About 20 years ago, Hendersonville Pediatrics donated the space at 722 Fifth Avenue West to United Way of Henderson County. This year Kimberly-Clark offered the United Way a larger building at its Berkley mill site on Smyth Avenue, making the space available for the Healing Place.
The Healing Place will hold a moving sale at its previous location, 100B Chadwick Square Court, on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. All proceeds will benefit the programs of The Healing Place.

The agency's mission is to provide specialized services to help men, women and children recover from sexual violence. Last year the agency served 1,065 individuals in Henderson County. Forty-one percent were children and 59 percent were adults.

For more information, please call (828) 692-0495.