Anonymous $14M donation to help homeless women in Chicago

CHICAGO — Sarah's Circle, an Uptown nonprofit that helps homeless women, received an anonymous $14 million donation.

The money will help speed up construction of a new facility at Leland Avenue and Sheridan Road that will include 38 apartments for formerly homeless women. There will be an additional 50 beds in an interim housing program, Sarah's Circle said.

The organization has helped homeless women in the Chicago area for 40 years — providing food, showers, laundry, access to computers and a place to stay.

The new facility should be complete by spring 2020. Sarah's Circle plans to break ground this winter.

WGN's Erik Runge has more.