Sarah's Circle - Chicago, IL
4838 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60640
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Description: Sarah's Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing life necessities, housing, case management, clinical and social services, we encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential.
Sarah's Circle is able to offer services to unaccompanied adults who identify as women. Daytime Support Center The Daytime Support Center is a safe and welcoming community for any woman in need, whether street homeless, doubled up with friends or family, formerly homeless, struggling with domestic violence, or simply low-income and in need of community.
Services include basic necessities, such as food, bathrooms, showers, laundry, telephone, computers with internet access, and an address for mail; educational and general interest programming on a variety of topics; individualized case management; and housing coordination.
Clinical Services Group and individual clinical services to address trauma, domestic violence, mental illness, and other personal challenges are also provided at the Daytime Support Center. These services provide women with tools and support to move towards greater self-determination and empowerment, helping them recognize and build on the strengths they already have. Interim Housing Every day the Interim Housing Program provides 24-hour shelter, basic necessities, and supportive services to 50 women who are currently homeless. The goal of the program is to help women move into permanent housing as quickly as possible with intensive case management, housing coordination, and other services, and other individualized services tailored to the strengths and challenges of the individual.
Permanent Supportive Housing Sarahâ€™s Circle provides Permanent Supportive Housing to women who have a disabling condition who have been chronically homeless. Some women in our programs were homeless for over a decade before being housed with Sarahâ€™s Circle.
Each woman in the program is provided with a housing subsidy, intensive case management, and other individualized supportive services to help her improve her health, well-being, and self-sufficiency. This type of housing has been proven to improve outcomes for the most difficult to serve individuals and reduce public costs for jails, emergency rooms, and other crisis services.
Volunteers Requests by Sarah's Circle: Sarah\'s Circle offers many opportunities for groups or individuals to volunteer. Volunteers are needed to: prepare and serve meals for participants, coordinate donation drives, staff our front desk, or organize received donations. In particular, groups willing to prepare a ready to serve meal are eagerly welcomed. Meals can be reheated onsite and served to 20-50 women (depending on the day and time). Meals should include a healthy main dish, a side of vegetables or salad, bread or rice, and a dessert. Meal providers are encouraged to stay to enjoy the meal with the women in our program and contribute to an environment of community and safety. Please visit our website for more information.
Donation Requests by Sarah's Circle: For all donations, please call ahead of time to schedule a drop-off. Sarah\'s Circle readily accepts donations of pre-made bagged lunches. These lunches supplement the meals served at Sarah\'s Circle as women often rely on them to stay fed until their next meal. Bagged lunches consist of a sandwich, snack, optional fruit and optional healthy beverage. Quanitities of at least 50 bagged lunches are required as we serve 50 women in our interim housing program and up to 50 women per day in our daytime drop-in center. Supplies of new: twin size bed sheets, feminine hygiene products, deodorant and razors need to be replenished regularly. Please visit our website for more information.
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Do you have items to donate? Contact Sarah's Circle at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.