We've had several readers write in regarding "Sarah's Circle," an organization that helps women who are homeless or in need of a safe place to stay. Sarah's Circle operates out of the building on the southwest corner of Lawrence and Sheridan. According to emails going around, they want to open a shelter or SRO for women at 4836 N. Sheridan. Is this the best location? We have the Boy's & Girl's Club across the street and an already struggling retail corridor. It looks like the block clubs in the area are taking the lead on this so we look forward to hearing updates.
You might remember this location as the home to the New Hope International Church. This photo (above) from Google shows the scaffolding that has been up for 1 1/2 years now after a windstorm in March of 2009 apparently caused the facade to collapse.