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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 like (way back when)? The nervousness of not knowing what your teacher is like. The excitement of seeing old friends…

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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. Happy dogs on leashes welcome. Every bucket supports nature-based healing and reminds survivors of intimate partner abuse that our community…

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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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Community Partner Spotlight: Centered Lexington

As Lexington’s holistic healing center, Centered has taken a holistic approach to supporting GreenHouse17. From donating 5% of sales in April to promoting our Flower CSA to selling our Handmade by Survivors products to becoming a Giving Circle for this year’s Lunafest, Centered has gone above and beyond supporting survivors of intimate partner abuse this spring!!! Just as our work with survivors is holistic in offering group, nature-based and social-based support and healing, Centered is focused in “supporting, educating…

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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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Now Hiring: Part-time Farm Assistant

This position has been filled. Do you enjoy working in nature? Maybe you love arranging fresh cut flowers? Looking for part-time summer work that creates good in our community? We are hiring for a part-time summer farm assistant. The farm situated on the 40-acre rural property surrounding our emergency shelter offers the opportunity for survivors to heal in the fresh air while growing strong in body and mind. Our farm program is supported by research…

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Five Reasons to Join Our Summer Flower CSA

Have you ever considered the impact of the flowers that you buy? Cut flower production is a huge global enterprise. Did you know up to 80% of cut flower sales in the United States are imported? When flowers are mass imported, it is difficult to know whether they were produced using practices that are good for the environment and for employees. Here are five reasons to sign up for our Summer Flower CSA: You get…

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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 back in full swing. Those who have chosen to participate in the farm stipend program have been getting their hands…

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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 abuse.  Since then, the event has raised almost $100,000 to support our services for survivors! How can you help this…

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