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2004 Organization founded as Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program. Program delivery begins with support of United Way, Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and community partnerships.

2005 Agency receives Letter of Determination conferring 501c3 status on February 14.

2006 $1.2 million was raised to support the purchase of the agency’s emergency shelter and administrative facility.

2007 Agency moves to new location on 40-acre rural property in Fayette County.

2009 With input and guidance from community partner collective, our farm begins with the planting of few box gardens.

2011 Full-time farm manager hired and nature-based healing program launched.

2013 Name changes to GreenHouse17 to reflect our commitment to nurturing lives harmed. Handmade By Survivors brand and products launch. Agency receives the Mary Byron Project Celebrating Solutions Award, Kentucky Nonprofit Network Innovative Nonprofit Award, and Center for Nonprofit Excellence Pyramid Award for Innovation.

2016 In partnership with Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, new construction begins on scattered-site housing development project for survivors. Agency receives federal grant to support services for survivors living in new housing.

2017  University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women secures a three-year federal research grant research effectiveness of our farm-based programming.

2018  Agency launches new Children’s Safe Exchange and Visitation program with support from LFUCG Special Grants and Programs and the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet following closure of the region’s only organization providing these critical services.

2019  Emergency shelter renovation begins with support from Community Development Block Grant to increase bed spaces, improve safety, and enhance use of space.

2020  With support from the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Lexington Homelessness Prevention & Intervention, agency sustains services during the pandemic response.