There is a severe shortage of affordable housing in Chicago. The basic needs of women all over the city are not being met, resulting in more than 2,000 unhoused women sleeping on the streets on any given night.
New Property Development
In order to fulfill our mission to end homelessness for women, Sarah’s Circle is developing a new building that will offer more affordable housing opportunities to women in need of a home. This new building, which will be named Sarah’s on Sheridan will be located in Uptown.
With the help of the architects at Perkins + Will and contractors from Skender, Sarah’s Circle is nearing completion of their impressive design that will serve the needs of our programs. In addition, we have also paid homage to the original building’s heritage via the preservation and restoration of the terracotta Viking women that adorned the building’s original facade.
In our efforts to offer more affordable housing to women in Chicago, we recognize the importance of preserving architectural elements that keep the spirit of Uptown alive. For this reason, we have restored and re-installed the historical terracotta Viking heads that once adorned the original building.
Our newest building located at 1005 W Leland Avenue will offer 38 units of Permanent Supportive Housing. In addition to 38 critically needed apartments, Sarah’s on Sheridan will offer improved space for our 50-bed Interim Housing facility, with designated rooms for clinical and group activities, on-site case management offices, and additional private storage space for clients.
Sarah’s on Sheridan is expected to complete construction by end of 2020.
Thank you to the individuals and organizations that are contributing to this project:
Our building located at 4838 N Sheridan serves our clients’ daytime needs, offering meals, showers, laundry, and other basic necessities.
Above our Daytime Support Center are our administrative offices and the Judy Krueger Apartments, which offer 10 units of affordable housing to women who have been chronically homeless.
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If you are interested in contributing to this project, please contact us for more information.
We truly thank our neighbors and constituents who have spoken out in support of our mission and our new building. Together, we will end homelessness for women in Chicago.