Sarah’s Inn stands in solidarity with the black community in recognizing the chronic pain, anger, sadness and trauma they experience from systemic racism and inequity that has led to the unacceptable and senseless death of George Floyd and far too many others whose names we may not know. Our hearts and deepest condolences are with the families and communities grieving, and we are here to listen and to serve.
Domestic violence impacts everyone regardless of race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or economic status, though we know that all forms of violence and oppression are interconnected, and we cannot work to end domestic violence without dismantling the systemic and structural oppression that underlies all forms of violence in our nation.
We are committed to creating safe homes and safe communities for all victims of domestic violence and their families, and we embrace the difficult and challenging work ahead, in partnership with those of historically marginalized communities, to ensure their voices are heard and their screams for injustice are met with compassion and transformational change.
Sarah’s Inn calls upon you to truly listen, to be compassionate, to understand and to take action to create a world where everyone is valued, supported and embraced. We have much work that is ahead of us, though we are hopeful that this is a turning point in which, together, we can reshape the world in which we live. We are, Together Strong.
Carol Gall, MA, ICDVP