Lisa’s Story of Healing and Survival

Lisa made this video. This is her story of healing and survival in her own voice. We share it with her permission. This post is part of our 17 Voices campaign during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is being abused, please call our 24-hour crisis hotline: 800-544-2022. Share List

My story

By Anonymous I have been fleeing a domestic violence situation for 13 months now.   I left everything I and my kids owned, including our vehicle.  He threatened to kill us and himself to solve his problems.  I was terrified because he had already assaulted me numerous times and has even served time in prison […]

A Mayoral Perspective

By Mayor Ed Burtner City of Winchester, Kentucky In a civilized society we are judged by how we treat the most vulnerable and the least able to protect and defend themselves. I am concerned about domestic violence because it affects the safety and health of our citizens. The ramifications in the lives of children exposed to domestic […]

Workplace Response

By Liz Davenport Community Engagement Specialist & Realtor I remember my first week at GreenHouse17. A wash of guilt come over me as my eyes were opened to the world of domestic violence. We  go in to our jobs each day with our own set of stresses and worries. Sometimes we go through a whole day […]

The Pet Connection

By Susan Malcomb Lexington Humane Society The Lexington Humane Society (LHS) is proud to partner with GreenHouse17 to ensure victims of domestic violence are never deterred from exiting a violent situation for fear of their pets’ health and well-being. Expanding upon our mission to prevent animal cruelty and encourage life-long pet ownership, LHS assists with […]

Economic Justice

By Scott Keith, Americorps VISTA Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence It’s essential that  survivors can take shelter from dangerous situations. But if survivors enter shelter with only the clothes on their backs, how can they exit into the world with the assets needed to stay self-sufficient after abuse? The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s (KCADV) […]

One green dot at a time

By Meredith Swim Green Dot Lexington Coordinator Envision a map of our community. On that map, there are green dots. A green dot represents a moment of safety. On a map, a green dot marks a specific moment in time when a bystander makes the conscious decision to take action to ensure safety for others. […]

Beneficios migratorios para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica

Por Nathalie Dietrich, Maxwell Street Legal Clinic La ley en Estados Unidos ofrece beneficios migratorios para los que son sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica, independientemente de su estado migratorio. Sobrevivientes pueden ser residentes permanentes, personas con visas temporales e indocumentados. Es importante dar a conocer los beneficios migratorios ya que muchos abusadores usan el estado migratorio para […]

Intimate partner abuse in later life

By Sherry Huff Culp, Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass Have you ever considered what it must be like to be a survivor of domestic violence, aging, disabled, and living in a nursing home?  In Kentucky  there are over 34,000 residents living in licensed long-term care (LTC) facilities.  The majority of these residents are impoverished […]

Partners in the mission

By Michael Stamper Very recently I was given the opportunity via an open letter to possibly raise awareness concerning the immeasurably important issue of domestic violence. I am writing this article on behalf of the partners and spouses of advocates who work at GreenHouse17. As the husband of a domestic violence crisis counselor for nearly a decade, […]