Sarah's Circle

Sarah's Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing housing assistance, case management, referral services, and life necessities, we encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential.
Jun 3, 2013

Moving in Soon!

 

We are getting very excited as the time  to move 10 of our clients who have experienced chronic homelessness into their new apartments draws closer. We are on schedule for our July move-in date.  Currently, we are putting in the flooring, the façade in the front of the building is going up, and all the stairs have been built in. The apartments will be fully furnished, have plenty of natural light, and each floor will have a sitting area as well as a laundry unit. 

Below you will find some pictures of our progress: The first picture shows the front of the building being prepared to be enclosed and finished, the second picture is of the drywalled hallway on the third floor for the apartments, and the final picture shows an ADA accessible apartment on the third floor. We hope these pictures will help to make you as excited as we are!

Thank you for all you have done to make this new building a reality ant in providing permanent, stable housing for vulnerable women.



Mar 6, 2013

Wendy and Winter Walk

A few weeks ago, on February 10, Sarah’s Circle hosted our 21st Annual Winter Walk. The theme for this year’s walk was Walk a Homeless Mile. Our goal for the event was to increase awareness about homelessness in Chicago and raise critical funds for Sarah’s Circle. We successfully accomplished both goals!

While we reflected upon the challenges faced by women struggling with homelessness, we also celebrated the new projects underway at Sarah’s Circle—the construction of our new building and the renovation of our Interim Housing program. We were fortunate to have a former client return to speak at our event and share her experience of homelessness as well as the ways she was able to rebuild her life with the help of Sarah’s Circle’s supportive clinical, case management, and housing services.

Wendy first came to Sarah’s Circle in 2011 after a few months of being homeless. She was initially a part of Sarah’s Interim Housing program and was able to use Sarah's Circle's services to achieve employment and permanent housing last year. She will have her one-year housing anniversary in March and is one of the 95 women Sarah’s Circle placed in permanent housing this year! Anne also brought her happy and healthy six week old son with her to the event.

Thank you for supporting women like Wendy and for helping us to end homelessness for Chicago’s most vulnerable women!

Mar 5, 2013

Furnished Apartments for Women in Need

Construction of Sarah’s Circle’s new building at 4836 N. Sheridan is going strong. We have been very fortunate to have such reasonably good weather this winter making it possible for construction to continue unimpeded during a time of year when outside work could have been much more challenging.  

An essential part of our new building is the 10 units of permanent housing specifically for 10 of the most vulnerable women in our program—women  who have been chronically homeless with a disability and  who would have the most difficulty maintaining housing without supportive services.

The framing and all the conduit work has been done in the apartments, and we are excited about moving women in at the end of summer. We are specifically in need of furniture for the apartments. It will cost Sarah’s Circle approximately $2,400 to furnish each apartment:

A breakdown of the cost of specific furniture items follows:

Tapered leg table: $310.78

Bistro Side Chair: $110.94

Twin Bed: $245.18

Twin Box Spring: $186.96

Twin Mattress: $220.58

4 Drawer Bureau: $384.58

Upholstered Chairs: $752.76

Would you consider making a contribution to help us furnish these apartments for 10 very deserving women?

Thank you so much for your support!

P.S. - If you would like to subscribe to our emails to receive personal updates about how you can get more involved in helping women who are homeless, please email Morgan at mservice@sarahs-circle.org.

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