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Lunafest Lexington Film Festival

LUNAFEST LEXINGTON is an annual film festival by, for and about women. This year’s festival is sure to make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings, and motivate you to make a difference in the community. It’s a night out that gives back to our organization and The Breast Cancer Fund. This year we’re offering two dates in Lexington. Make plans to attend the event that works best for you and your group of friends, family,…

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So, why do we farm?

Have you ever wondered how our farm program relates to our mission to end intimate partner abuse? This video produced by Pinnacle Productions tells the story. It was created for our 2013 Kentucky Nonprofit Network Innovative Nonprofit Award. Through interviews with staff and survivors, the video explores the beautiful meaning of our farm.  Please watch and share.

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Let’s launch the challenge together

The 2013 GoodGiving Guide Challenge kicks off on Friday, November 1. Blue Grass Community Foundation is hosting a party from 3 – 7 p.m. at West Sixth Brewing to launch this year’s efforts. The nonprofit with the most guests at the party will win the first challenge — a $666.66 donation! Last year, the community helped us finish in the top ten and raise more then $17,000 to nurture lives harmed by intimate partner abuse.…

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17 Days/17 Ways — Believe Your Actions Can Make A Difference

Today marks the final day of our 17 Days/17 Ways campaign featuring ways you can help end intimate partner abuse in families and our community. Some of the ways to help have been easy ones, like following us on social media. Other ways to help have been more difficult, like finding the courage to call 911 if you hear violence or reaching out to someone in need. All of the ways to help matter. Imagine…

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17 Days/17 Ways — Adopt us where you work

Volunteer Match reports that workplace volunteer programs benefit employees and companies. For the employee, volunteering increases job satisfaction and encourages teamwork. For the company, volunteering improves employee productivity and loyalty while building brand affinity in the community. The Society for Human Resource Management notes a UnitedHealthcare Survey released in April 2010 that reports 21% of employees stated that they would not be a volunteer if it weren’t for their employer’s encouragement. What we know here…

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17 Days/17 Ways — Write a Letter

Domestic violence permeates all communities and neighborhoods. Many turn a blind eye to domestic violence because they think it is someone’s personal matter that needs to be resolved within their home. Many perceive that to interfere would be prying into a private situation, but it is everyone’s responsibility to be aware of domestic violence and to do what they can to make a difference. Bringing awareness to domestic violence saves the lives of women who…

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17 Days/17 Ways — Is your behavior truly violence-free?

I think as adults we can all learn some things from Kid President. It can be very easy to point blame at others around us when we are considering what needs to change  to prevent violence. Taking a hard look at our own behavior might bring to light some lessons we are teaching others around us that we wish we weren’t passing along. Kid President was right when he said, “No matter who you are, somebody’s…

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17 Days/17 Ways — Contact Legislators to Help Victims

You have the power to help lonely bills that matter become law. If you’ve never advocated for legislative action, no worries. It’s an easy thing to do and only takes a few minutes. Here are some steps you can take to let your representatives know that you support protections for survivors of domestic violence. First, like us on Facebook to stay up to date on legislation that needs your help. For example, in the coming…

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17 Days/17 Ways — Donate to GreenHouse17

We can always use volunteers to help with services and outreach, but there are ways to support the mission to end intimate partner abuse in our community even if you’re not in the position to devote time. One way is to make a financial donation directly to our organization, which is always appreciated. Although we are fortunate to receive generous federal and state funding, this year we need to raise at least 19% of our…

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17 Days/17 Ways — Talk to Young Adults

The Kentucky Domestic Violence Association reports that “40% of teenage girls age 14-17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.” Intimate partner violence has infiltrated our schools and has become a threat for teenagers. If you are a parent, mentor, teacher, or youth counselor, please talk to the young adults in your life about healthy relationships and the signs of dating violence. We know it can be a…

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