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17 Days/17 Ways – Change Your Profile Pics

The first way to help end intimate partner abuse during Domestic Violence Awareness Month is easy. Change your profile pics on social media to stand in solidarity with survivors. You’ll find eight different profile pic options  in the slideshow below this post. Kentucky’s theme this year is “Wear some purple with your pink.” That’s because…

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17 Days/17 Ways Campaign – October 1 to 17

People are talking about intimate partner violence. It’s in the news. Our friends, family and co-workers are having important conversations about barriers to leaving, reasons for staying, and abuser accountability. These dialogues are timely because October 1 marks the launch of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And over the next 17 days, we will be sharing…

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Kroger Community Rewards!

Kroger has committed to donating a portion of purchases made with Kroger Plus Cards to the nonprofit organization of your choice. And we sure hope you’ll choose us! It just takes a couple of minutes to register your Kroger Plus Card for the Community Rewards Program. Here is how you do it: Click on this link…

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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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