Formerly Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program
Today our organization took the bold step of changing our name to GreenHouse17. Our new name and brand image are a truer representation of the principles that guide us and our passionate commitment to the mission to end intimate partner violence. Just as the protection of a greenhouse nurtures plants so they grow healthy and strong, GreenHouse17 nurtures human beings, helping them grow, flourish and leave the trauma of abuse behind them.
If you’re familiar with our farm and read the Field Notes series written by survivors in our farm stipend program, you’ll understand why this change is so meaningful. It gets to the heart of what we do – nurture lives damaged by intimate partner violence – in 17 Kentucky counties. The change to our new name will become official on October 18, when our Board of Directors, staff, and community partners gather for a celebration under the Contemplation Pavilion on our beautiful 40-acre property.
By the way, the roll out of our new name was timed to benefit from heightened awareness of the problem of intimate partner violence during the month of October, designated National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. From October 1 to October 17, we hope you’ll follow our 17 Days/17Ways awareness campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and our new blog. A few of the days and ways will highlight how the community’s support of our farm helps our work to end intimate partner abuse!