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Life at Shelter

Our Emergency Shelter is surrounded by 40-acres of beautiful farmland in rural Fayette County. The 17,000 sq ft shelter facility includes a large dining room, art room, sewing room, children’s play areas, and support group meeting rooms. A large covered front porch is lined with rocking chairs, while the back porch overlooks a playground for the children. "No one told me how special this place is when they tell you to take your kids to a…
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Between Survivors

This note was written by a survivor living at our shelter to encourage other survivors who are seeking support and services to flee intimate partner abuse. Identifying information has been changed for confidentiality. Dear Survivor –  GreenHouse17 has given me the tools to be able to look at myself in the mirror and know that I am beautiful, smart, worthy, and loving. I do have potential to build a strong, bright future for myself.  …
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Speak my name

Today we ask you to listen for one minute as we speak these names. Each name is a life taken by domestic homicide related to intimate partner abuse in Kentucky from September 2019 – August 2020. Although Domestic Violence Awareness Month is coming to a close, we will nurture lives harmed until the violence ends. Savannah Spurlock, 22, Madison County Beth Dykes Bonzo, 45, Pulaski County Angella Hale, 48, Marshall County Ella Diebolt Jackson, 48,…
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The Heart Space

Step back and settle in with this Body Orientation and Scan Meditation practice from the Heart Space. To turn inward we must first cultivate a deeper sense of where we are. Slow down so you’re better able to show up. Tune in weekly during the month of October for a new recording on the Heart Space, a digital sound archive of trauma-sensitive resources dedicated to serving those who are healing from abuse.  Listen on Spotify, Pocket…
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Yoga with Holden

We'll be sharing a guided yoga experience every Friday during October.  Holden, a certified yoga instructor on our staff, invites you to take a posture of dignity and open your heart during this 30-minute yoga practice. #YogaFridays   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by GreenHouse17 (@greenhouse17ky) on Oct 24, 2020 at 12:31pm PDT
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Safety Planning

This is a list of general safety considerations if you or someone you know is being harmed.    Every situation is different. Trust your instincts. If something on this list seems like it could cause danger for you, don’t do it. Remember you can call our 24-hour crisis line at 800.544.2022 anytime, any day. Our advocates are available to support you. Together, we can tailor a safety plan to meet your specific needs. If you…
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Trivia Night

Join us for a fun night of trivia on Monday, October 26 at 7 pm. All questions will be related to domestic violence in popular culture -- books, films, music, and sports. But don’t worry, nothing will be graphic or require content warnings. We simply want to raise awareness about the issues. And it’s FREE to play! We only need your name and email address. Click or tap here to participate Look for a zoom…
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The Heart Space

Get comfortable and reflect during this 5-minute loving kindness meditation from the Heart Space. May you be happy, may you be well, may you be safe, may you be peaceful and at ease. Tune in weekly during the month of October for a new recording on the Heart Space, a digital sound archive of trauma-sensitive resources dedicated to serving those who are healing from abuse.  Listen on Spotify, Pocket Casts, Google Podcast, and more.   Breathe in courage. Exhale…
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Yoga with Stephanie

We'll be sharing a guided yoga experience every Friday during October.  Stephanie, a certified yoga instructor on our staff, invites you to take some time for yourself. Find your center, even if it's outside of your comfort zone, during this week's guided yoga. #YogaFridays
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Supporting Friends and Family

Sometime it can be difficult to support a friend or family member who is being abused.  Remember the abuse they are suffering is rooted in isolation, power, and control. Your role is to help them make their own decisions, not rescue them. Believe the stories they tell you. Listen more than you talk. Avoid saying what you would do. Instead, say you are really worried about their safety and ask if they have a safety…
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