Meet the team behind
The Little Resource Center (TLRC)
Sarah Fogle, LPN, CBD, NCS
Currently in the STL area, she is a Southern Illinois native who is passionate about helping families thrive from pregnancy and beyond. Sarah holds a birth doula certification from Childbirth International (CBI) as a full-spectrum doula -- working with families in a variety of situations including birth, abortion, and bereavement.
Sarah organized the first Little Resource Center in 2019 and has led the expansion of the project across Illinois and Missouri.
Courtney Richardson, CHW
Courtney is an avid volunteer and family advocate who has been monumental in expanding TLRC across the Southern Illinois region. She launched the Carterville location in 2021 has been continuously working to expand the service offerings to meet the needs of families in her community.
Courtney brings lived experience to the team as a devoted mom and caregiver. She is passionate about child development and trauma-informed practices and enjoys reading everything she can about them. Courtney plans to increase her ability to support families in her community through doula education.
Chastity Mays, MS. Ed., CD(DONA)
Chastity Mays is a Certified Birth Doula with DONA International and also sits on the Black Mother Baby Committee with DONA International. She has a passion for working with families to support them with education and emotional and physical support while pregnant, during labor, and six weeks postpartum.
Chastity has experience with home births and hospital births. She especially has a heart for working with BIPOC women (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) because we experience hardships while birthing in hospitals. Chastity continues to recruit BIPOC Doulas to the profession and educate on the Black Maternal Health Crisis that the US is experiencing.
Claire Hughes, MSW
Claire is a licensed social worker and community health worker. She is a familiar face around Carbondale and has a background in public health and communications.
Claire completed fellowship training in trauma-based behavioral health with the SIU School of Medicine, and her current professional focus is on helping healthcare providers and community-based organizations to develop and implement trauma-informed policies.
Claire is currently pursing a doctorate-level degree in population health at SIU Carbondale and brings over 10 years of family advocacy experience to the team.