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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 the mission RSVP with names of guests and event (ceremony or open house) to 859-519-1922 or rsvp@greenhouse17.org. Please include a…

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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 shelter renovation here.

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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 Gift Here are three more ways you can help meet the goal! Share and share alike. Online days of giving are…

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Shelter Renovation: Phase II Update

This post is part of a series about the renovation of our emergency shelter. Phase II of our shelter renovation has been completed ahead of schedule. This portion of the project focused on the west wing of the facility and included construction of the new Large Support Group and Conference Room. Existing bedrooms were fitted with built-in closets and storage spaces, while carpeting throughout the wing was replaced with high-traffic water resistant vinyl wood flooring.…

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Shelter Renovation: Phase I Update

This post is part of a series about the renovation of our emergency shelter. The first phase of our shelter renovation is complete! This portion of the project focused on the west wing of the facility and included a new support group room and two additional bedrooms that will provide four additional beds for survivors and their children.  New and existing bedrooms were fitted with built-in closets and storage spaces. Carpeting was removed from rooms…

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Shelter Renovation Begins!

Renovation of the emergency shelter began today! The effort will create additional bedrooms at the shelter, increase safety and confidentiality for survivors, and improve use of space at the facility. We are committed to uninterrupted operation of the emergency shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline, also housed at the facility, during construction. The six-month project will be completed in three phases to minimize disruptions for survivors living at the shelter. Construction planning has closely considered safety,…

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Shelter Renovation: Preparing for construction to begin

This post is part of a series about the renovation of our emergency shelter. Following early planning meetings with the architect, funders, and construction management team, we began to prepare the shelter for the construction scheduled to begin on January 14. Commitment to non-interruption of services. We are committed to continuing operation of the emergency shelter and our 24-Hour Hotline, also housed at the facility, throughout construction. As with any project of this scale, some…

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Shelter Renovation: Securing support for construction

This post is part of a series about the renovation of our emergency shelter. With plans drawn up and budgets estimated for the project, attention turned to securing funding for construction. Documents were gathered and narratives written to develop our first grant application for support of the shelter improvements. Meeting community need. Goals for the renovation of the shelter were closely connected to community needs outlined in the Lexington-Fayette Consolidated Plan, an action plan developed…

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Shelter Renovation: Possibilities and solutions

This post is part of a series about the renovation of our emergency shelter. Few renovations beyond cosmetic improvements were necessary in 2005 when we moved into the 17,000 sq ft facility previously occupied by Bellewood Presbyterian Home for Children in rural Fayette County. Considering possibilities. After several years of providing shelter services from the facility, opportunities to improve the safety, confidentiality, and services for survivors had became apparent. And additional shelter capacity is desperately…

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