Officials say the
The funds will also help Sarah's Inn to provide hotel stays for clients that are in an unsafe situation at home and need temporary, safe housing.
"We are so grateful to our partners at
According to Gall, the Sarah's Inn crisis line has seen a 100 percent increase in calls during the COVID-19 pandemic, while its emergency assistance fund continues to serve those needing living essentials.
"We are so thankful for this generous gift that will make a huge difference right now to those impacted by domestic violence," Gall said.
Founded in 1980, Sarah's Inn has grown to become one of the largest and most comprehensive domestic violence agencies serving
In late 2019, the agency left its longtime home on
Anyone needing services from Sarah's Inn can call the agency's 24 hour crisis line at 708-386-4225 or visit www.sarahsinn.org.
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