In late October, Pillars Community Health (PCH) held its 9th Annual Silent Witness and Survivor Speak-Out at the Union Church of Hinsdale, marking the end of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event aimed to raise awareness, promote healing, and offer hope to survivors and their loved ones. The exhibit featured life-sized red silhouettes with the name and story of a victim who lost their life to domestic violence.

The event also featured a heartfelt recognition of Sally Kurfirst, a community partner who had dedicated over three decades to the cause. Sally was honored for her unwavering commitment to PCH through The Hope Chest, a resale shop in LaGrange she co-founded to provide essential resources for those affected by domestic violence and to promote awareness and change through fundraising. Her story serves as an inspiring example of the difference one person can make when fueled by compassion and dedication and surrounded by the right team.

To learn more about PCH, their Domestic Violence Program, or Constance Morris House Domestic Violence Shelter, please contact Julie Ryan, Senior Vice President of External Affairs, at [email protected]. ■

The life-sized red silhouettes in the vestibule of Union Church of Hinsdale
Rev. Dr. Robert C. Knuepfer, Jr., Associate Pastor, Union Church of Hinsdale, provides a welcome
The Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Team
Members of the Hinsdale Junior Women’s Club volunteered during the evening