Make It Home Fund

MakeItHome Image BW

Helping Women Make It Home

The Make It Home Fund began in 2015 and provides up to $500 in one time assistance to cover expenses related to acquiring housing. It has proven essential in helping clients of Sarah's Circle make the difficult transition from homelessness into permanent and stable housing. 

Click here to watch Sharon's story and see how the Make It Home Fund was key in getting her apartment!

MIH infographic updated 6.1

Rare openings in affordable housing often have a brief window of opportunity during which the application fee, security deposit, and first month's rent must be paid, or the housing provider will move on to the next potential resident. The Make It Home Fund provides financial support to help women access apartments and become housed sooner. Since this fund was created, it has helped end homelessness for 192 women.


Tina's Story

Tina came to the Interim Housing Program at Sarah's Circle in March of 2016. She was unemployed and had been staying in an SRO when her money ran out, leaving her homeless...

Cindi's Story

Cindi endured a long journey in finding her home. After moving to Chicago to be near her sons, she faced a medical crisis that exhausted her savings. Even though she was working, Cindi could no longer afford to pay her rent and was eventually evicted from her apartment...

Ways to Help

Please visit our Ways to Help page to learn more about the many ways you can directly impact the women of Sarah’s Circle.


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

4838 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-728-1991

Back to top