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Help Us Move in to Sarah’s on Lakeside

Sarah’s on Lakeside, our third building, is on track to be completed in a few short months! This building will have 28 fully furnished studio apartments that will be used as Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) for women experiencing homelessness. The new building will also provide additional program and communal space, a demonstration kitchen, and administrative offices. “Sarah’s Circle really helped with the transition out of the shelter into daily living. When I walked into my place, I had everything,” said Brooklyn, a client in our PSH program. “I had dish detergent, laundry detergent, a mop, pots, pans, everything that would…

Celebrating Pride

June is Pride Month, and Sarah’s Circle is proud to stand with and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community while also acknowledging the hardships these individuals face.   Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) community often face discrimination in many areas of their lives, and housing is no exception. Compared to non-LGBTQ+ people, this group has higher rates of poverty, lower rates of homeownership, and higher rates of homelessness. (Williams Institute, UCLA) These individuals also face an array of stigma that undermines their ability to have stable, safe, and affordable housing. Within shelter systems, many transgender individuals have been…

Sarah’s Circle Receives $2 Million Gift From the Yield Giving Open Call

On March 19th, 2024, MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving announced Sarah’s Circle as one of the Yield Giving Open Call’s awardees working with people and in places experiencing the greatest need in the United States. Sarah’s Circle received $2 million.   Sarah’s Circle provides a full continuum of services for women experiencing homelessness, including a drop-in Daytime Support Center, a 50-bed Interim Housing Program, and 113 apartments in a growing Permanent Supportive Housing program. In 2023, Sarah’s Circle served 694 women and helped 140 women find more stable and secure housing.   In March 2023, Yield Giving launched an Open Call…

Celebrating Black History Month

Sarah’s Circle is proud to celebrate and recognize Black History Month! As we continue our efforts to end homelessness for women in Chicago, we want to take time to highlight and honor the legacies of some change-making Black women who have paved the way and fought for housing justice in our city. Marion Nzinga Stamps (born M. Marion Adams; May 28, 1945 – August 28, 1996) was a Black community activist from Chicago who fought for fair housing and the rights of public housing residents in the Cabrini Green housing project on the Near North Side. Stamps dedicated her life…

32nd Annual Winter Walk

Join us for Winter Walk!

Join Sarah’s Circle for our 32nd annual Winter Walk: A Mile in Her Shoes on February 25th from 1-3pm at Uplift Community High School! This event highlights the harsh reality of women’s homelessness during the deadly cold of Chicago’s winters. Your support can make the difference between a woman struggling to survive alone on the street and a woman who is safe and warm in her own bed.  The day starts with a short program, which will lead to everyone splitting up into groups to be led on a mile-long walk through Uptown. You will stop four times on this…

Breaking Ground on Sarah’s on Lakeside

Sarah’s Circle celebrated the start of construction on our third building, Sarah’s on Lakeside. The groundbreaking event was held next to the construction site at 4737 N Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640 on Tuesday, June 27, at 10am.  To watch ABC 7 news coverage click HERE or the Block Club coverage click HERE. Speakers at the ceremony included Jan Schakowsky, United States Congresswoman; Marisa Novara, Chicago Commissioner of Housing; and Angela Clay, 46th Ward Alderperson, in addition to Sarah’s Circle leadership. “We know that providing homes for people in need is possible, because Sarah’s Circle has done it for hundreds of…

Hear from the Women we Serve

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.

Thank you for attending our 31st Annual Winter Walk!

You’ve gone above and beyond to make Winter Walk a success this year, and we are so impressed by the massive support in this community for empowering women in need. THANK YOU!!!

31st Annual Winter Walk!

Winter Walk is THIS SUNDAY! Thank you so much for supporting women in need this February. We are so excited to welcome you to our neighborhood and walk together to celebrate empowering women! If you still haven’t signed up, you can do so at our fundraising website: https://www.classy.org/campaign/winter-walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes/c452509. Winter Walk will be this Sunday, February 26, 2023 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Doors will open at 12PM noon. We’ll meet at Uplift Community High School at 900 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL, 60640. The entrance to the school is on the eastern side of the building at Door 5. All…

Come to CheerFest

Get Tickets Here Hosted by Sarah’s Circle, CheerFest will feature The Exceptions of Northern Trust and both a live and silent auction! Dust off your dancing shoes and cut a rug with an exhilarating evening to support women experiencing homelessness in Chicago. Direct questions to Jojo Palmer jpalmer@sarahs-circle.org.

National Barbie Convention ’22

Sarah’s Circle is incredibly grateful to be the beneficiary of the NBDCC 2022. Attendees, please use the form below to complete donations to help us end homelessness for women in Chicago.