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Meet Sarah McFarland

Founder & CEO of The LINKS Center, Inc.

Sarah McFarland is the Founder of The Learning and Integrating New Knowledge and Skills Center, Inc. (The LINKS Center, Inc.).  a nonprofit organization that provides support services to families caring for children diagnosed with mental illness. Sarah uses her lived experience to encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to move from hopelessness to wholeness.

Sarah is a Certified Trauma Professional, Certified Personal Medication Coach, Registered Peer Recovery Specialist and Resilience Practitioner. Her professional experience includes being a CASA volunteer, Advocate for Sexual Trauma Services and Domestic Violence Prevention. She devotes much of her time to advocate for survivors of childhood abuse and neglect.  Sarah is an active member, advocate and facilitator and former board member for NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness. 


Overcoming Adversity and living with Resilience  


Whether we like it or not adversity is part of life. Overcoming adversity is one of the big challenges we have in life. Sarah has overcome and defy the odds, succeed in the face of adversity, survive tragedy and display strength and resilience when challenged. She will inspire you through her story of success and achievement following tragedy, injury, hardship and abandonment.  Sarah is dedicated to her work and has utilized every opportunity to further her involvement in the community. Sarah wishes to inspire others to accept the differences in our multicultural society and with that make a difference in our society. Sarah utilizes her powerful and inspired voice to advocate equality and acceptance within her community. She has become an optimistic and passionate representative of  both Faith and Rural communities.

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