4838 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL - 60640
Program Services Phone: 773.728.1991 (Services, volunteer opportunities, in-kind donations)
Interim Housing Program: 773.751.7475 (Questions regarding bed availability, etc.)
Administrative Phone: 773.728.1014 (Donations, all other inquiries)
The Interim Housing Program is a 50-bed shelter, providing a safe space, basic needs, and supportive services for any woman experiencing homelessness. This program has no barriers and accepts any unaccompanied woman. Our Interim Housing Program is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We serve three meals a day in addition to helping women meet all their other basic needs. Each woman works closely with a case manager to identify goals and strive to meet them. Securing permanent housing for each woman is the primary goal. Improving overall well-being and increasing self-sufficiency as quickly as possible are other common goals. Like our other programs, we foster a community of support, as it strengthens a woman’s likelihood of success.
The Permanent Supportive Housing Program provides 30 units of affordable housing to women who have been chronically homeless. Residents are identified through Chicago’s coordinated entry system, ensuring that the most vulnerable women are given housing first. Notably, some women were homeless for over a decade before finding a home with Sarah’s Circle. Each woman works closely with a case manager to identify and develop a plan to meet her individualized needs. This housing model improves outcomes for the most difficult to serve individuals and helps reduce public costs associated with emergency room and shelter use.