The Stryker Rotary Club listened to a presentation about Sarah’s House during their regular meeting on August 25th. Katie Cramer told the club that Sarah’s House is set up to serve victims of crime and many of the people they serve are involved in domestic violence. The priority in all cases is to insure the safety of the person, but other needs are met as well. They are called upon to provide basic needs of victims such as food and shelter and at time the support extends further. Sarah’s House maintains a basement apartment for housing needs and also works with others in the community for housing. Counseling is an important need and provided. Currently a support group for women has been established but plans to begin support groups for others are in the works. Current case load is for forty-one victims and has been maintained at about that number. Most victims are served for a period of six months to one year, but a few cases have gone more than one year. Sarah’s House is overseen by a Board. The funding for Sarah’s House comes from donations as well as grants. Their largest fund raiser is scheduled for November 21st. Katie is pictured with Stryker Rotary Member Nate Johnson. Nate serves on the Board of Sarah’s House.
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