Sarah’s Circle Women’s Shelter
The newly designed women’s shelter in Chicago, Illinois creates a safe habitat for homeless women in the surrounding areas. Sarah’s Circle has been a sanctuary for a large population of homeless women for over 30 years and continues to keep expanding its programs and efforts to support these women. The new building hosts the Daytime Support Center, 10 units of apartments, and Sarah’s Circle’s administrative offices.
Sarah’s Circle features 2,100 square feet of Berridge Thin Line Panel on the exterior of the building installed by Metalmaster Roofmaster. The metal walls are a key element in the design for this building and the color patterns add a sleek, sustainable touch to the facility. The building not only looks appealing, but it is built to last for many years to come.
From the Architect, Perkins & Will: “As a part of our Social Responsibility Initiative, we teamed with Sarah’s Circle to create a new home for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. Located in Chicago’s Uptown community, Sarah’s Circle has provided support for thousands of women over the course of its 30-year history.”
From the General Contractor, Summit Design & Build: “Complete interior demolition to the existing core structure as well as the full demolition of the two previous additions which were rebuilt resulting in a new home for women who are homeless. The facility features office space for housing, case management, and clinical services and 10 private studio apartments that include a full kitchen & private bathrooms.”
Sarah’s Circle plans for continued growth in the coming years and expects to add new programs to their organization. With a sustainable facility and plenty of volunteers, Sarah’s Circle is certainly prepared to keep moving forward.