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Black Lives Matter

This article was published as an Op-ed on Kentucky.com on June 5, 2020. For 30 years I have been a witness to manipulation, gaslighting, physical abuse, murderous threats, strangulation, and sexual violence in the context of intimate partner abuse. I have heard thousands of survivors’ stories about praying and begging for their lives. I understand…
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How we support those who #SupportSurvivors

This post is part of our COVID-19 Response series to provide regular updates on services for survivors during the coronavirus public health crisis. What this pandemic has allowed all of us to do is to really evaluate our relationships. Our relationship with our self, our work, and those around us. As an agency that prides…

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We have and will always #SupportSurvivors

This post is part of our COVID-19 Response series to provide regular updates on services for survivors during the coronavirus public health crisis. Some would say that we are in the business of contingency planning. Like most folks though, the severity of COVID-19 also caught us by surprise. When first responding to this crisis we…

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Courts Update from GreenHouse17

This post is part of our COVID-19 Response series to provide regular updates on services for survivors during the coronavirus public health crisis. Advocacy is at the center of what we do here. There is nothing more important than survivors knowing that they are supported, especially when navigating the legal system. Sometimes, the needs of…

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How to #SupportSurvivors during COVID-19

This post is part of our COVID-19 Response series to provide regular updates on services for survivors during the coronavirus public health crisis. Home isn’t always a safe place to isolate. Domestic violence offenses result in approximately 40 deaths in Kentucky annually. For many survivors, home can be the most dangerous of places. Not having…

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Seeking Safety during COVID-19

This post is part of our COVID-19 Response series to provide regular updates on services for survivors during the coronavirus public health crisis. You might’ve read recent news that the National Domestic Violence Hotline is tracking fewer calls over the past few weeks. This data does not mean less violence is happening during the coronavirus…

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Weekly Greetings from Darlene

This post is part of our COVID-19 Response series to provide regular updates on services for survivors during this public health crisis. “We understand that this is a difficult time for all folks in our community. We first and foremost want you to know that we are here for you, our doors are open, and…

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Weekly Greetings from Darlene

This post is part of our COVID-19 Response series to provide regular updates on services for survivors during this public health crisis. There’s lots of people who still care, and are here to support all of us in this time. Our shelter is here for those whose home isn’t safe. I want you to know…

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