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U-Pick Flowers Day – August 23

We’re planning a U-Pick Day on the farm! Get together a group of family and friends for a fun day of flower picking on our farm. Saturday, August 23 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On our farm – Request directions here $10 per bucket Our beautiful flowers are field-grown by our staff and strong survivors…

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My Journey from Domestic Violence to Safety

This post was written by a resident at GreenHouse17: I have been fleeing a domestic violence situation for 13 months now. I left everything I and my kids owned, including our vehicle. He threatened to kill us and himself to solve his problems. I was terrified because he had already assaulted me numerous times and…

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Don’t mind us, we’re just Groovin’

Summer is here. That never-ending winter with polar vortexes and 13 cancellations of school in Fayette County? Nothing but a miserable memory (unless you ask the kids at our shelter who didn’t seem to mind the excessive school closings). Wondering how you should celebrate? Well, wonder no more! You can join us and thousands of…

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Thoughts from a Resident

The following is a beautiful blog written by a resident at our shelter: “A blessing and a curse understanding the misunderstood independent and then codependent -is this what mixed emotions are all about? With all the redundant obstacles that life requires, How easily does one become hypocritical? Tried and then tried to figure this journey…

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You’re Invited – Summer Tours

How do you imagine our shelter? Many people assume it’s a sad place given the nature of our mission, but our shelter probably isn’t what you imagine. Although the families we serve are healing from unimaginable physical, emotional, and financial violence,  our shelter is a place where hope grows. Every day more than 32 adults…

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Josh’s Run from Lexington to Frankfort

Josh Nadzam, former University of Kentucky athlete and member of our staff, will run from Lexington to Frankfort on Thursday, March 6 to raise awareness and support for proposed legislation to protect victims of intimate partner abuse in dating relationships. Did you see Josh in the news and want to show your support? Follow this…

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Shop & Share for Domestic Violence Shelters

First Lady Jane Beshear has announced this year’s Shop & Share for domestic violence shelters will take place at Kroger, Food City and Super Dollar Discount Foods locations throughout the state on Saturday, February 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This one-day grocery drive helps our program so much. In past years we have…

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We’ve Won the Celebrating Solutions Award

We  just received some amazing news. Our organization is among four recipients of the 2013 Mary Byron Project Celebrating Solutions Award! This national award showcases and recognizes organizations for innovations that demonstrate promise in breaking the cycle of domestic violence. A panel of experts select programs they believe serve as models for the nation. The…

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We are a Partnership for Freedom Finalist!

We have big news to share! We’ve learned an idea we submitted to a national competition was chosen as a finalist from more than 160 submissions representing 260 applying organizations A few weeks ago, our staff submitted an idea to the Partnership for Freedom, a competition seeding innovative ideas to better care for survivors of…

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