who we are
Violence is never justified.
Founded in 1980, Sarah’s Inn has grown to be one of the most comprehensive domestic violence agencies serving the City of Chicago and the Western Suburbs. Our mission is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations. Sarah’s Inn has three core program areas: The Intervention Program provides supportive services for families affected by domestic violence in order to safely navigate crises, effectively process trauma and establish self-sufficiency. The Together Strong Project provides school-based violence prevention education programming for youth. The Training and Education Program maximizes reach by creating a network of skilled bystanders to appropriately intervene as first responders and community advocates. Sarah’s Inn engages over 23,000 individuals annually across our three program areas.
The mission of Sarah's Inn is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations.
- Together, we will create communities free of relationship violence.
values & beliefs
value #1:We value innovation, holistic approaches, and partnerships that result in meaningful outcomes.
value #2:Teamwork, trust, and respect are essential parts of a supportive and healthy work environment.
value #3:We foster a fair and just work environment that promotes professional growth, leadership, and ingenuity.
value #4:We value transparency in leadership and decision-making.
belief #1:Everyone deserves safe, respectful, and supportive relationships that are free from abuse.
belief #2:Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence.
belief #3:The purpose of violence is to establish and maintain power and control.
belief #4:Violence is a learned behavior and choice for which one must be held accountable.
belief #5:Anyone who has experienced violence has the right to assistance and protection.
belief #6:We all have a responsibility to end violence.
board of directors
Patrick McKune, MBA
M Holland Co.
Jennifer Ricks, SHRM
Kim Wojack, MBA
Vice President, Fund Development
Baird and Warner
Gregory Wolski, CPA
Floyd Advisory LLC
Andrea Button, JD
Natalie Beckett, JD
Prosperum Fintech Holding
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Shirley Moore, CNM
Pembroke Court Home Styling
Marian Sassetti, MD, FAAFP
Lake Street Family Physicians
Sarah Fransene Spelman
Cook County Public Defender
Bloom Township High School District 206
University of Chicago
Kin + Carta
Kathryn Conway, JD
Claymore Ulfberht & Xiphos LLC
Shaker Recruitment Marketing
Through the Woods Therapy & Wellness
Cook County State's Attorney