Define American

Many of us use words without considering their origin and effect on others. Whether we are aware of it or not, the vocabulary we hear and use on a daily basis affects both our perception of those seemingly different from us, and of ourselves. Think of that time your grandpa bursted out “retard” to refer…

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Speak My Name

We speak these names to remember their lives and call for an end to the violence.  Please listen for one minute as we speak the names of 26 victims killed by intimate partners in Kentucky from September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019. Speak My Name is a project of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic…

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Corporate Gifts – Handmade by Survivors

Give a Hope Box of Handmade by Survivors products this holiday season to showcase your community support and celebrate social enterprise for good. Each Hope Box is $25, with a minimum of 10 ordered, and will include the following items: 1 – Soy Wax Candle (10-hour burn time) 1 – Bar of Soap (5 oz)…

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Shelter Renovation Completion

Please join us on Tuesday, October 15 to celebrate the completed renovation of our region’s emergency shelter for survivors. 10 – 11 am Re-dedication Ceremony with Lexington Mayor Gorton and special guests, followed by tours of the shelter. 11 am – 2 pm Open House drop-in event with tours for service partners and friends of…

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Hello from Manuela

Hello folx! My name is Manuela Hincapie Vidal and I am thrilled to begin my fourth AmeriCorps service term, this time as an AmeriCorps VISTA Communications Specialist here at GreenHouse17; my one-year service term is made possible by the Corporation for National and Community Service as well as the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky.…

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Community Partner Spotlight: Maple Tree Gallery

With the hustle and bustle of city life in Lexington, it is always nice to get out and about into the smaller, more relaxed towns that we serve. And Danville is particularly close to our hearts with three staff and one boardmember having roots there.   Therefore, we are very excited to announce that our Handmade by Survivors products will be available for sale there!  One of the loveliest…

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Back to School

The early morning pitter patter of little feet down the hallways. The sleepy eyes and big yawns in the dining room. The mid-afternoon rush of screaming laughter and excited stories. Yep, school is back in session at shelter!!   Can we all just take a moment to remember what the first day of school was…

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U-Pick Day on the Farm

You and your friends are invited out to the farm for some flower-picking fun! Saturday, September 28 10 am – 1 pm 4400 Briar Hill Road in Lexington $15 bucket No tickets required. Dozens of seasonal flower varieties available. We’ll provide the buckets. Bring your clippers, if you got ‘em. Rain or shine and family-friendly.…

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Shelter Renovation – Phase III Update

Darlene Thomas, our Executive Director, takes you on a tour of the shelter renovation progress in this video. “Please know that this community — you all — are a part of this organization. GreenHouse17 wouldn’t be here doing what we’re doing without your help…” Learn more about giving, adoption, and naming opportunities to support the…

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Support Survivors on Kentucky Gives Day

We’re counting down the days to this year’s Kentucky Gives Day on May 14. Your support for survivors on Kentucky Gives Day will help fund our shelter renovation to increase beds and improve confidentiality for adults and children who are healing from abuse. Our goal is to raise $2,500 during the big day. Make a…

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