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17 Days/17 Ways – Read, Watch and Listen to Stories

Choosing to read, watch, and listen to stories about intimate partner violence is one way you can help end intimate partner abuse. Stories help us to process our experiences, sympathize with the experiences of others, and bond in shared experiences. Although some popular stories perpetuate myths and out-dated assumptions, so many offer insight to understanding. …

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17 Days/17 Ways – Volunteer Your Time and Talents

By Danny Schlachter Student Blogger Note: This post is written by a freshman student at the University of Kentucky as part of a service learning project. One in three Kentucky women will experience intimate partner abuse in her lifetime. Think about that—one in every three! Based on that, odds are, you know someone who has been…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Tell Your Representative

Kentucky stands out on this map, and it’s not for good reason. Every state in red or pink offers some some kind of civil protection for victims of dating violence who have not lived with or had a child with the abuser. Except Kentucky.  Some mistakenly believe dating violence protections are only needed by young adults.…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Reach Out to Someone

By Zach Logue Student Blogger Special note: Today’s post is written by a freshman student at the University of Kentucky who is participating in a service learning project. One way to help end intimate partner abuse is to reach out to someone who you think might be abused. A simple “Hey, is there something wrong?”…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Protect Family Pets

By Curtis Bethel Student Blogger Special note: Today’s post was written by a freshman student at the University of Kentucky who is participating in a service learning project. Far too often, the most difficult step for victims of intimate partner abuse is leaving parts of their life behind to establish safety. Sometimes this includes their…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Speak Out

“It takes two to tango.” “They’re having a lovers’ quarrel.” “What did she do to provoke it?” We’ve probably all heard friends and family say things like this before. Recent discussions related to the #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft hashtags address the assumptions of such statements. These sentiments blame the victim. Speak out when you hear someone…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Think About How You’d Respond

You would call 911 if you saw a drunk driver strike a pedestrian. You might even call the police if your neighbors are playing loud music. What if you heard or saw intimate partner abuse? Many people consider intimate partner abuse to be a private family matter. Bystanders and witnesses often exempt themselves from taking…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Change Your Profile Pics

The first way to help end intimate partner abuse during Domestic Violence Awareness Month is easy. Change your profile pics on social media to stand in solidarity with survivors. You’ll find eight different profile pic options  in the slideshow below this post. Kentucky’s theme this year is “Wear some purple with your pink.” That’s because…

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17 Days/17 Ways Campaign – October 1 to 17

People are talking about intimate partner violence. It’s in the news. Our friends, family and co-workers are having important conversations about barriers to leaving, reasons for staying, and abuser accountability. These dialogues are timely because October 1 marks the launch of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And over the next 17 days, we will be sharing…

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Kroger Community Rewards!

Kroger has committed to donating a portion of purchases made with Kroger Plus Cards to the nonprofit organization of your choice. And we sure hope you’ll choose us! It just takes a couple of minutes to register your Kroger Plus Card for the Community Rewards Program. Here is how you do it: Click on this link…

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