Helpmate awarded a Parsec Prize

Press release from Parsec Financial: 

Parsec Financial, an independent fee-only wealth management firm, announced today it has awarded Helpmate a Parsec Prize for 2018. Helpmate, a domestic violence agency located in Asheville, NC, has been awarded $20,000 to support the programs that are in place to aid survivors of domestic violence.

Helpmate strives to work with the community to eliminate abuse and fear by providing safety, shelter, and support for people who have been victimized by domestic violence. Helpmate is the largest domestic violence service in Western North Carolina, serving twice as many victims per year as the next largest service provider in the region. Helpmate’s services are free and confidential and provided to men and women. They do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity.

“We are honored and thrilled to be the recipient of the Parsec Prize this year. On behalf of our staff, volunteers, the survivors whom we work with and our community stakeholders, we send a sincere thank you to all of the folks at Parsec Financial for supporting us in getting that much closer to a community without violence. Together, we can end domestic violence.” – April Burgess-Johnson, executive director of Helpmate

The programs that the funds will be used to support include such things as lethality assessments, FPS monitoring for high risk offenders, cross-system dialogue, focused deterrence, and eNOugh Violence, along with many others. These all focus on providing social, emotional, and physical help for those effected by domestic violence. All of the programs at Helpmate are designed specifically for survivors of domestic violence and empower people to be self–sustaining, productive members of society.

“We are pleased to once again support Helpmate with a Parsec Prize grant of $20,000. Domestic violence is a real threat that can happen to anyone and can devastate families,” says Harli Palme, a partner at Parsec Financial. “With this support, we hope to aid Helpmate in reducing domestic violence in our community.”

For more information on the Parsec Prize, you can visit

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