Friday, November 2, 2012


Representatives of Sarah’s Inn accept a $1,000 Champion Grant from Bernard D. Headley II & Janel Morales of Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest for services to victims of domestic abuse and violence.

Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest has awarded a Champion Grant to Sarah’s Inn. The bank’s Champion Grants assist organizations in providing community outreach programs for low and moderate-income individuals.

The mission of Sarah’s Inn is to stand with victims of domestic violence and their children. Sarah’s Inn serves Chicago’s West Side and 22 near west Cook County suburbs. It is dedicated to providing services addressing the myriad issues of domestic violence.

While offering support and advocacy to clients and their families, Sarah’s Inn provides resources so victims are able to rebuild their lives free from violence. Programs provided by Sarah’s Inn include women’s advocacy support, legal assistance, partner abuse intervention, residential placement, and family art therapy. Information about Sarah’s Inn and its services is available on their website at

A Champion Grant in the amount of $1,000 was presented to Regina Botterill, Executive Director of Sarah’s Inn. Also accepting the grant on behalf of Sarah’s Inn were Juliet Yera, Development Director, and Laura Hunneswell from the board of directors. Bernard D. Headley II, Community Lending Specialist for Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest, and Janel Morales, Retail Banking Officer, presented the grant.

Through the Champion Grant, Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest encourages growth and support in economically challenged communities. Champion Grants will be awarded to qualifying organizations throughout the year. The Champion Grant application is available on the Community Bank website:

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