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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.

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.

31st Annual Winter Walk!

Why do we walk? Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes 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. Whether you decide to donate, help fundraise, or simply attend the virtual event, Sarah’s Circle thanks you for your help ensuring that every woman in Chicago has a place to call home. Last year’s tremendous support of Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes continues to have a significant…

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.

29th Annual Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes

Thank you to all that made this event possible. To our fundraisers, donors, sponsors, and special guests: Together, we will end homelessness for women in Chicago. We look forward to being together in person next year.

Talking About Homelessness

Not everyone feels comfortable explaining complicated or difficult topics. It can often seem easier to gloss over an issue rather than take the time to fully understand or carefully explain these subjects, especially with children.

I Overcame Homelessness, Ask Me Anything

On any given night in Chicago, there are approximately 2,000 women without a home. This year, Sarah’s Circle will help hundreds of women end their homelessness. Homelessness is a solvable problem. You can help women secure safe and permanent homes.