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24-Hour Hotline

You deserve to be supported. Our 24-hour crisis hotline is answered every day of the year. You will speak to a compassionate Certified Domestic Violence Advocate who wants to support your specific needs. 800.544.2022 Together, we can develop a safety plan that meets the specific needs of you and your children. Find emergency shelter with…
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Life at Shelter

Our Emergency Shelter is surrounded by 40-acres of beautiful farmland in rural Fayette County. The 17,000 sq ft shelter facility includes a large dining room, art room, sewing room, children’s play areas, and support group meeting rooms. A large covered front porch is lined with rocking chairs, while the back porch overlooks a playground for the…
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Safety Planning

This is a list of general safety considerations if you or someone you know is being harmed.    Every situation is different. Trust your instincts. If something on this list seems like it could cause danger for you, don’t do it. Remember you can call our 24-hour crisis line at 800.544.2022 anytime, any day. Our…
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Supporting Friends and Family

Sometime it can be difficult to support a friend or family member who is being abused.  Remember the abuse they are suffering is rooted in isolation, power, and control. Your role is to help them make their own decisions, not rescue them. Believe the stories they tell you. Listen more than you talk. Avoid saying…
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Music Festival Supporting Survivors

Music that will make a difference in the life of a survivor of intimate partner violence is coming this next Sunday! David McLean of Skinny Devil Music Lab has created something completely original and innovative to Lexington. A music award show for local artists to be highlighted and celebrated so that our Lexington musicians and…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Purchase Products Handmade By Survivors

Our new Etsy shop opens for business today! The shop features ten listings for body care products handmade by survivors of intimate partner abuse. We’re so excited to share this big announcement with you. It’s been many months in the making. Survivors enrolled in our farm stipend program began experimenting with product recipes and making…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Believe Your Voice Matters

By Curtis Bethel Student Blogger Note: The following post was written by a freshman at the University of Kentucky with help from our staff as part of a service learning project. Everyone knows about high-profile intimate partner violence, like when Chris Brown hit Rihanna or the recent Ray Rice video showing the football player striking…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Work with your HR Department

The effects of intimate partner abuse often extend to the workplace. Consider real stories from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) website: Shirley was shot 13 times by her ex-husband on the way to work Delia and her co-worker were shot to death by Delia’s estranged husband. John had just arrived at work when…

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