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Welcome, spring!

The first hints of spring are showing, and we couldn’t be more excited! We can’t wait to watch the flowers, vegetables, and herbs peek out of the dirt as they make their journey toward the sun. Survivors staying at our shelter are enjoying the activity on the farm as well. Our stipend program has gotten…

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Lunafest Giving Circles

We are gearing up for our 10th Annual Lunafest Lexington on Thursday, May 16 at the Lexington Theater. Lunafest is a traveling short film festival brought to life nationally by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women. Ten years ago, three local women came together with the goals of organizing this event in Lexington to support survivors of intimate partner…

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Congratulations to the Tai Chi Circle

Our friends at Heart of Kentucky United Way recently honored the Danville Tai Chi Circle with their Volunteer of the Year award. “One of my favorite sayings is never underestimate the power of a small group of people to change the world,” says Darlene Thomas, our Executive Director. “These words certainly ring true for the…

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Meet Reena – Community Engagement Specialist

Hello there! I’m Reena, the new Community Engagement Coordinator here at Greenhouse17. That means I am working in all things community – from event planning, farm promotion, corporate giving, and more! Not unfamiliar to the non-profit world, I spent the past 4 years as Education Director at a smaller, local organization, known as FoodChain, that…

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Secrets We Keep

By Carol Taylor-Shim, Former Chair/President of our Board of Directors. This is a re-post of an article originally published during our  17 Voices campaign during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 2016. Dear Sister, I’m writing to you because I love you and know you are in pain. I know you are hurting. I know you are…

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Bluegrass to Boston for Survivors!

Our friend Josh Nadzam has qualified for the Boston Marathon. And he’s dedicating his race to survivors of intimate partner abuse.  Josh’s goal is to raise $2,040 for survivors. That’s $2 a day for every survivor of intimate partner abuse who will find safety and healing at our shelter during the month of the marathon.…

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Facebook Fundraisers – A different kind of giving

Social media is a major part of many peoples’ lives, and there’s no reason that it couldn’t be part of their philanthropic life, too. Most of us see people posting about Facebook fundraisers – hosted for their birthday or other special occasions – on an almost daily basis, and for a variety of causes. GreenHouse17…

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Valentine’s Day is our Anniversary

Federal designation officially naming our organization a nonprofit entity arrived on February 14, 2005. Each year we celebrate this anniversary with a series of Valentine’s Day cards that you can share with friends, family, and partners on social media to raise awareness about healthy relationships. Visit our social media pages on February 14 to share…

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Sedona Taphouse Steak Out for Charity

Every Monday in February! Sedona Taphouse will donate a $1 to our organization for every 8 oz Black Angus flat iron steak or 7 oz grilled salmon sold at their Lexington-Palomar location. The restaurant’s Steak Out for Charity events are part of their larger commitment to our community. In addition to these weekly events benefiting…

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Shop & Share – A day to support survivors

“It takes a village!” This is how Darlene Thomas, our Executive Director describes Shop & Share, a one-day donation drive at every Kroger in our 17-county service area. In just a few hours, generous shoppers donate enough non-perishable goods to keep our shelter stocked with paper products and non-perishable foods for almost a year. “The…

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