Building Homes

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.

Preserving History

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 Facilities

Sarah’s on Sheridan, located at Sheridan and Leland, expected to open fall 2020.

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:

Alderman James Cappleman of the 46th Ward
Perkins + Will
Brinshore Development
Mayer Brown
Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)
Chicago Low Income Housing Trust Fund

Sarah’s Circle Daytime Support Center, Judy Krueger Apartments, completed 2013.

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.

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Provide and coordinate a meal for women who are homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic

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