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Healing after Abuse

You might not feel like yourself as you begin to heal after intimate partner abuse. Give yourself permission to make healing a priority, and remember the healing journey is different for everyone. Do you have a strong support network of family and friends? Often, friendships need to be mended or ended to help you heal.…
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Om Yeah – Yoga and Hot Chocolate!

We all know the holidays can be hectic and that sometimes you just need a break. That’s why we’re offering a yoga and hot chocolate event on December 17. Come and relax with us in a class led by Delia Rose Gibbs and GreenHouse17 staff members, then savor the delicious hot chocolate catered by Crank…

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Message from Our Executive Director

A message from Darlene Thomas, GreenHouse17 Executive Director: “Our vision is a community, nation, and world in which intimate partner abuse no longer exists. The safety and healing of survivors are complicated by systemic oppression. We stand against sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, and other forms of persecution. And we will nurture lives harmed by intimate partner abuse. Today, tomorrow, and until the violence ends.” Related…

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Field Notes – Reflections from the farm this summer

[sgmb id=”1″]Why do we farm the land that surrounds our emergency shelter? This collection of Field Notes written by survivors of intimate partner abuse who are participating in our farm stipend program explains: My first week working in the garden was hard for me on the first day, but today it was better and I realized…

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North Star Muse – Readings to support survivors!

[sgmb id=”1″]Tabitha Dial, of North Star Muse, is using her gift in tarot card and tea leaf reading to support central Kentucky’s survivors of intimate partner violence. So many community partners join in our mission to nurture those harmed by abuse, but we have not ever had a tarot card reader! In chatting with Tabitha about her desire…

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Zumba Service Project on Sunday

Combine dancing and fitness and hearts for survivors of intimate partner violence and you have a shimmying fun afternoon that gives back! With the sponsorship of Altrusa International of Lexington, the wonderful Zumba community has put together an event they are calling “HUGS” and collecting items needed for survivors as well as donations. Never tried…

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Wanna give halvsies?

“Let’s go halvsies!”  We’ve all said or agreed with these words at some point in our lives. Maybe for rent during college, dinner with friends, tickets to a special event. This is the idea behind the new Halvsies, a new crowd philanthropy start-up out of Indianapolis. Halvsies approaches online fundraising a little differently. They require…

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With a Helping Hand We Can Climb Higher

By Anonymous I am an abused woman.  I was brought to the  shelter by my cousin.  I had severe  pain in  my neck and back,  due to a  blow  in my mid-back region.  I also had pneumonia  and was chronically exhausted. The shelter has helped me.  I have a place to live.  I am safe…

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It’s a U-Pick Day on the Farm!

Gather up some family and friends and drive on out to our farm for a day of flower picking fun: Saturday, August 1 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $10 a bucket More than a dozen varieties of flowers available! Cash, check, and credit accepted. Remember to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. This is a rain or shine…

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