October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Join us in events and happenings around central Kentucky to raise awareness about services and show your support for survivors. Download this printable calendar to post at your workplace, dorm, place of worship, and other locations.

All Month 
Engage and Support 
Attend community events and participate in projects that support survivors. Follow domestic violence agencies on social media. Share stats and and resources with your friends and family to raise awareness.#DVAM #SupportSurvivors #BelieveSurvivors #TalkAboutDV #endDV #NoMore #NoMás #TogetherWeCan

All Month
Paint Lex Purple 

Visit the Lexington Domestic Violence Prevention Board website for ways to Paint Lex Purple! Look for purple banners and displays downtown, and share images of them on social media. Get more info here.

All Month
Sponsor a Ribbon in Jessamine County 
Purchase a purple ribbon from Rachel’s Rose Garden to help Friends of The Family Center in Wilmore raise awareness and support survivors. Funds raised will support the Jessamine County Domestic Violence Support group in Jessamine County. Get more info here.

Sunday, October 1
Frame your pics and videos
Start the month by adding a Facebook frame to your profile pic, images, and videos to support survivors. Search endDV from the frame options to discover special Domestic Violence Awareness Month designs available September 30.

Saturday, October 7
Autumn U-Pick Day on the Farm
Drive out to the farm at GreenHouse17 for some flower pickin’ fun on Sat, Oct 7 from 10 -1. $10 a bucket. Rain or shine. Join the Facebook event for more information or send us a note to request driving directions.

Sunday, October 15
Conversation Sunday
A day to start conversations about domestic violence. Talk about it during your faith service. Talk about it before the game. Talk about it during a walk with your neighbor.  Get more info here.

Tuesday, October 17
National Twitter Chat
Participate in the Twitter Chat hosted by National Network to End Domestic Violence from 2 to 3 PM. Follow #Support4Survivors and share your thoughts on removing barriers, centering marginalized communities, and building resilience.

Thursday, October 19
Purple Thursday
Put on purple to show support for survivors and raise awareness about domestic violence! Purple Thursday is an easy way for work and community groups to get involved. Get more info here.

Thursday, October 24
Domestic Violence Seminar 

An informative seminar from 1 to 3 pm hosted by The Family Center at 334 E Main St, Wilmore. Learn about types of violence, the cycle of violence, professional services available in Jessamine County and surrounding areas. Get more info here.

Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29
Flash Donation Drive on Amazon
Help us end the month strong! Shop the GreenHouse17 wish list on Amazon to donate much-needed bedding supplies for adults and children surviving domestic violence. And ship your donation directly to our emergency shelter. Get more info here.

 

 

Conversation Sunday – A Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event

Participate in a day to start conversations about domestic violence on Sunday, October 15!

Talk about it during your faith service. Talk about it before the game. Talk about it during a walk with your neighbor. Consider the barriers to leaving, accountability for abusers, media representations of abuse, and the intersection of -isms with domestic violence.

Download the printable Conversations Sunday flier from this link.

These are difficult but important topics.  Your conversations will help create a community that is intolerant of violence and supports survivors. Not sure how to start the conversation? Check back soon for talking points.

Complete this form to request more resources and register as an official participating group.

And remember to share your participation on social media throughout the day to raise awareness for the cause.  Don’t forget to tag and mention us in your post: #ConversationSunday #TalkAboutDV #DVAM #supportsurvivors #endDV @GreenHouse17 @GreenHouse17KY

For more information, please send us a note or call Mary at 859-519-1906.

 

Purple Thursday – A Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event

Put on purple to raise awareness about domestic violence and show your support for survivors on Thursday, October 19!

Purple Thursday is an easy way for work and community groups to get involved. Join the Purple Thursday Facebook event page (coming soon) for resources and updates.

Download the printable Purple Thursdays flier from this link.

Become an official Purple Thursday participating company, group, or organization to receive “Ask me why I’m wearing purple” stickers and additional resources.

Complete this form to register as an official participating group.

And post selfies and group photos on social media throughout the day to raise awareness for the cause.  Don’t forget to tag and mention us in your post: #purplethursday #TalkAboutDV #DVAM #supportsurvivors #endDV @GreenHouse17 @GreenHouse17KY

For more information, please contact us by email or call Liz at 859-333-9933.

Flash Donation Drive for Survivors – A Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event

It’s a three-day Flash online donation drive to support survivors from Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29.

Shop the GreenHouse17 “Rest Well” wish list on Amazon.com from Fri, Oct 27 – Sun Oct 29 to purchase much-needed bedding supplies for adults and children surviving abuse. And ship your donation directly to our emergency shelter.

View our wish list at this link.

Items on our wish list range in price from $10 to $40. The goal is 100 bedding donations, enough for every new shelter resident this winter to receive (and keep) a new a sheet set, pillow, and comforter.

Complete this form to request more resources and register as an official participating group.

Share your support on social media to raise awareness for the donation drive.  Remember to tag and mention us in your post: #FlashDonationDrive #DVAM #supportsurvivors #endDV @GreenHouse17 @GreenHouse17KY

For more information, please send us a note or call Mary at 859-519-1906.

 

Two new Kentucky laws go into effect

Today  – June 29, 2017 –  two new laws improving protections for victims of domestic and dating violence law go into effect.

1.)  Under the new law sponsored by Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty, it is illegal to evict any victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse or stalking who has a civil or criminal protective order. The new law also requires landlords to allow survivors who have long-term protective orders to replace locks on rental housing and break leases, while also making it illegal to deny someone rental housing because of their status as a victim.

2.) Under the new law sponsored by Sen. Ralph Alvarado and supported by more than two dozen organizations, Kentucky professionals in health care, school, faith, law enforcement, social services, and other sectors are required to provide resources and referrals for suspected victims. This new law replaces the previous “Mandatory Reporting” law that many advocates believe was ineffective and often endangered lives. Sherry Currens, Executive Director of Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, says the new law “will increase survivors’ awareness of services while preserving their ability to control their own lives.”

Both laws protect former spouses; individuals who are living together, have formerly lived together, or have a child in common; and victims of dating violence. The Lexington Herald-Leader published this editorial about the new laws, and our sister organization in Louisville, The Center for Women and Families, features an article by Sherry Currens about the replacement of the mandatory reporting law at this link.

 

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