Together we stand with you

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.



In solidarity,




Carol Gall, MA, ICDVP
Executive Director

When women are abused on screen — and how that shapes opinions about whose stories we believe in real life

Last week, Slate ran a story about a recently ousted White House aide and this was the headline: “Rob Porter’s History of Domestic Abuse Wasn’t a Secret. It’s Just That No One Cared.”

My mind immediately went back to a year ago, when the HBO series “Big Little Lies” premiered. I remember the preponderance of reviews — written by male critics — dismissing the show as soapy melodrama dressed up as prestige TV. And I wanted to go back and remind myself of the ways these cultural arbiters, with their influential platforms, engaged with the show’s portrayal of domestic violence.

“Do something!”

It’s what Americans plead after each successive mass slaying — in Newtown, in Orlando, in Sutherland Springs — sickened by the ease with which one man with a gun can massacre dozens of people