Skender has recently completed construction on the Perkins+WIll-designed Sarah’s Circle, a six-story supportive housing facility for women in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. The organization and new facility will serve women who are homeless or in need of a safe space by providing housing, life necessities, and supportive services to permanently end their homelessness.
Located at the intersection of Sheridan and Leland, the steel and precast building includes a basement, dining room, walk-in commercial freezer, office space for on-site case managers, a computer lab, and group rooms. Original terra cotta elements of the previous building’s facade were incorporated into the new facility’s design.
Sarah’s on Sheridan has 38 units or permanent supportive housing for women who are homeless as well as 50 beds for the Interim Housing Program.