Summer intern works with Steps to HOPE

Published 12:15 pm Monday, August 28, 2023

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Steps to HOPE received a Summer Intern grant from the Polk County Community Foundation. This year, Polk County High School student Sarah Grey was chosen for the 8-week temporary position. 

Sarah worked in the offices and shelter at Steps to HOPE where she learned about the inner workings of a non-profit agency, domestic violence, and sexual assault in Polk County and neighboring areas. She worked diligently organizing the library, kitchen, office supply and tool cabinets, and storage area. She also assisted with client services, answered the crisis hotline, kept Steps to HOPE databases current, made sure doors stayed locked and kept a watchful eye on the security cameras. 

The non-profit sincerely hopes that Sarah’s time with the organization was as beneficial to her as it was to them, and they thank Sarah for a wonderful summer! 

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Steps to Hope would like to extend its greatest thanks to the Polk County Community Foundation for making the internship possible.

Steps to HOPE is the domestic violence and sexual assault center located in Columbus serving Polk County and Upstate South Carolina. To learn more about the agency and its services, visit or call (828) 894-2340.


Submitted by Jessica Cashwell