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West Sixth Brewery: Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter

West Sixth Brewery has chosen our organization to be  this quarter’s beneficiary of their Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter! Every time a six-pack of Cocoa Porter is sold in the central Kentucky region, West Sixth Brewery will donate 50 cents to help survivors of intimate partner abuse. And Clark Distributing will match this donation with another 50 cents. That’s a dollar for every six cans sold through December 31. The brew is described as “a…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Purchase Products Handmade By Survivors

Our new Etsy shop opens for business today! The shop features ten listings for body care products handmade by survivors of intimate partner abuse. We’re so excited to share this big announcement with you. It’s been many months in the making. Survivors enrolled in our farm stipend program began experimenting with product recipes and making test batches of products at the beginning of this year. Some early recipes were spot on, and others needed a…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Believe Your Voice Matters

By Curtis Bethel Student Blogger Note: The following post was written by a freshman at the University of Kentucky with help from our staff as part of a service learning project. Everyone knows about high-profile intimate partner violence, like when Chris Brown hit Rihanna or the recent Ray Rice video showing the football player striking his fiancé, but the stories of most survivors never get told.  Intimate partner abuse doesn’t just happen in celebrity lives.…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Work with your HR Department

The effects of intimate partner abuse often extend to the workplace. Consider real stories from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) website: Shirley was shot 13 times by her ex-husband on the way to work Delia and her co-worker were shot to death by Delia’s estranged husband. John had just arrived at work when a woman he had been dating shot him multiple times. Yet the Family Violence Prevention Funds estimates that over 70%…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Write A Letter

Intimate partner violence happens in every community and neighborhood, but sometimes we don’t hear about the issue in the news until someone is harmed. On the other hand, the issue of intimate abuse is a popular topic in television and film. Unfortunately, many of these stories perpetuate myths by mythologizing, minimizing, and misnaming the abuse Writing a letter to the editor of your local paper is an effective way to create awareness during Domestic Violence…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Honestly Ask Yourself

By Dan Schlachter Student Blogger Note: Today’s post was written by a freshman at the University of Kentucky with help from GreenHouse17 staff as part of a service learning project. Oftentimes we don’t consciously think about many of our everyday habits. We get so caught up in the endless distractions and stresses of life that we rarely examine our own behaviors. An examination of our behaviors allows us to look deeper into daily actions that…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Speak Their Names

Today’s way to help is a more difficult one. Data collected by the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics finds an average of three women are murdered by an intimate partner every day in the United States (link to analysis of the data). These murders represent more than a third of all female homicides. Last year the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence  compiled a list of 25 Kentucky women who were murdered by an…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Plan a Donation Drive for Survivors

By Zach Logue Student Blogger Note: This post was written by a freshman student at the University of Kentucky with help from GreenHouse17 staff as part of a service learning project. Donation drives are a great way for individuals and groups to get involved in the community and help survivors of intimate partner abuse. Donations are especially important around the winter holidays. Everyone deserves to receive a gift they want or need,  and you can…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Talk to Young People About Healthy Relationships

By Jamison Student Blogger Note: This post is written by a freshman at the University of Kentucky with help from GreenHouse17 staff as part of a service learning project. Relationships can be very difficult for young people, especially if they take a turn for the worse. When a healthy dating relationship ends, you’ll probably feel sad and confused, but after awhile you’ll be ready to move on, like in this song. Ending an unhealthy relationship…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Follow People and Organizations Doing Good

Staying up-to-date on issues and opportunities related to our mission is one way to help end intimate partner abuse. We hope you already like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and re-pin us on Pinterest. Our staff shares some really interesting information on our social media pages to advocate for survivors, honor the healing journey, and connect with supporters. You can check out the central Kentucky organizations and businesses that we like on Facebook…

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