40 Stories for 40 Years

12 January, 2021

Sarah’s Inn has had a few homes over the last 40 years and we have served the community from Oak Park, Chicago, and now Forest Park. Each office and each building represent a step towards our current facility. In January 2020, we moved into our newly remodeled building in Forest Park which provides the much …

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5 January, 2021

Through the Together Strong Project, Sarah’s Inn provided violence prevention programming to over 10,000 students at local schools throughout the community this year.

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8 December, 2020

Each December, Sarah’s Inn hosts an annual Holiday Gift Project for our clients. This event has evolved over the years from a few donors dropping off gifts for clients in the greatest need to in recent years being a full day event that included a meal, childcare, support for our clients, and wrapping of presents. …

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17 November, 2020

Sarah’s Inn launched an Internship Program in 2010 with one MSW student in our Counseling and Advocacy Program. Today we have an average of 12 students and year of service fellows working across all program areas, contributing more than 10,000 hours of service per year.

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17 November, 2020

The Sarah’s Inn logo has evolved over our 40 years, and this year we have a special 40th Anniversay logo!

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7 October, 2020

Forest Park Review’s Maria Maxham interviews Sarah’s Inn Executive Director Carol Gall

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26 August, 2020

It isn’t every day that the Sarah’s Inn staff has the pleasure of walking down memory lane with the founders of Sarah’s Inn. The 40th Anniversary is a great time to pause and listen to the story of how we started 40 years ago and where we are today. We sat down “over zoom” with …

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5 August, 2020

Sarah’s Inn was founded in 1980, and at that time it was common for women’s services organizations to contain a woman’s name. Sarah is from the Bible, but our name does not have a religious connotation. The founders thought we would be a shelter, so they added the word “Inn”. Since 1980 our agency has …

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