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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: 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

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.

Sweaters for Sarah

Things are about to get ugly! Don your finest holiday sweater and join us for a night of merriment. Hosted by the Associates Board, this event is for our patrons who are 21 and older.

Sleep Deprivation and Women’s Homelessness

Sleep is difficult to come by when you have nowhere to sleep. This is something easily taken for granted when a bed is guaranteed to you every night.

Homelessness: A Choice?

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 is they are in this position because of individual character flaws, such as laziness.

Introducing Employment Services for Women

With the re-opening of the economy, many employers are hiring. Sarah’s Circle sees this opportunity and has responded with a new program that connects clients to employment services.

Invisible Violence

The direct cause of homelessness for roughly 25% of women who come to Sarah’s Circle is domestic violence. Domestic violence is one of the most underreported crimes worldwide. This is because victims fear escalation, bodily harm, or death inflicted by the perpetrator.

Criminalizing Homelessness

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 vital to the existence and survival of unhoused people are deemed illegal.