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...

She used what little money she had left to buy a tent and began living under a viaduct in Uptown. Cindy was determined to save up for an apartment. Despite living outside, she continued working, using the showers and other resources at Sarah’s Circle Daytime Support Center to help her along.

Finally, after months of working and sleeping on the concrete, Cindi was able to set aside enough money to be able to afford an apartment for herself. Though she then had a space to call her own, the cost of renting the apartment itself was all she could afford. Since she could not afford to buy furniture for her home, she was sleeping on the floor of her apartment.

It was at this point that Cindi found out she was eligible to receive support from the Make It Home Fund. She used the funds to get a comfortable bed where she could get a good night’s sleep and a dresser to store her belongings.

This is just one of the many stories that illustrates how the Make It Home Fund supports women moving from homelessness to housing.
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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

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