Sarah's Circle operates a drop-in Daytime Support Center, a 50-bed Interim Housing program, a Rapid Rehousing program, and a growing number of Permanent Supportive Housing units. Each year, we serve more than 600 women in need.
Women helped move into permanent or more stable housing in 2022
Units of permanent supportive housing
Women who received case management assistance in a Sarah's Circle program in 2022
Nights of shelter provided in 2022
Meals served in 2022
The Anticipated Surge in Women’s Homelessness
The COVID-19 pandemic is shining a light on chasms in the foundation of American life. For some time, women have been working hard to shatter…
Is homelessness a lifestyle choice? If it is, what leads a person to make such a decision? A common assumption about people who are homeless…
The cycle of homelessness and poverty endures in part due to the US criminal justice system. Behaviors that are linked to mental illness or are…
Systemic Racism and Homelessness
Nationally and in Chicago, Black and African-American women are over-represented among people experiencing homelessness. These disparities are not a coincidence.
Sarah’s Circle provides a full continuum of services for women, including housing, life necessities, and supportive services, to help them permanently end their homelessness. In preparation for our 31st annual Winter Walk fundraising event, we spoke with five women who have overcome homelessness with the help of Sarah’s Circle about their experiences with the organization. These are their responses.
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