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Artful Healing

Healing. It comes in as many forms as the harm that brought its need. Yes, it takes time. Safety. Counseling. Space. Nurturing. Not just covering wounds but allowing them to slowly mend and then become strong again. We explore all ways that we can help survivors of intimate partner abuse to find their own path to healing. Offering art and creative art is one. These beautiful pieces hang in the shelter’s hallways. Created by survivors.…

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Another Snow Day at the Shelter

Another snow day. In March?! Snow days promise so much in the beginning. We get a little extra time to enjoy that cup of coffee while ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the beauty of nature outside the window. Oh how this moment is fleeting! By noontime it’s but a distant memory. Snow days come with a long to-do list: canceling meetings, shoveling the driveway, clearing the sidewalks, checking on family and neighbors, finding the kids’ gloves…

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Thinking About Flowers

By Jessica Ballard Farm and Family Advocate As I am writing this post, snow is gently falling outside my window. It seems a bit ironic to be writing about flowers right now, but flowers are all I can think about as we plan our spring and summer gardens. When I began working at GreenHouse17 four years ago, we wanted to grow a garden in order to create access to fresh produce and integrate nature-based programming…

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Our Anniversary Love Letter to Survivors

Ten years ago our organization received its federal nonprofit status.The official date on the paperwork was February 14. Some think this to be  ironic given we are an agency working to end intimate partner abuse. We think it speaks to the power of healthy and supportive love! So since Valentine’s Day has a special connection to our mission and its our 10 year anniversary, we made this short video “love letter” for the strong survivors…

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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 of intimate partner abuse. More than a dozen varieties of flowers available! Every bucket picked helps survivors on the journey…

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We’ve Won the Celebrating Solutions Award

We  just received some amazing news. Our organization is among four recipients of the 2013 Mary Byron Project Celebrating Solutions Award! This national award showcases and recognizes organizations for innovations that demonstrate promise in breaking the cycle of domestic violence. A panel of experts select programs they believe serve as models for the nation. The award specifically recognizes our organization’s commitment to integrating  farming, nutrition, and other trauma-informed healing efforts with traditional responses to domestic…

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