Austin worked for 43 years at Family Services, Inc., the last ten years as the president, in Winston-Salem. While there she improved the lives of hundreds of families, battered women and poor children. She was also a long-time member of the UNC School of Social Work’s Board of Advisors.
Memorials may be made to Arbor Acres Resident Assistance Fund, c/o Wendy Carson, 1240 Arbor Rd., Winston Salem, NC 27104; UNCG, for the Sarah Young Austin Enrichment Fund, UNCG Advancement Service, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170; or the UNC School of Social Work, c/o Mary Beth Hernandez, 325 Pittsboro Street CB#3550, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.
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