JSO Valuation Group actively supports various organizations which we will share here for the first time.

We are also going to commence supporting donations starting in January 1, 2021 where JSO will match direct donations up to a fixed limit.

Currently we have three charities that we cill continue to support.

In the coming weeks we sill expand this page with links and their bios.

The First we are profiling is Sarah's Circle in Chicago. 

Chicago has a dark side that most of us just don’t want to recognize, see or be involved.  Sarah’s Circle has since 1979, stepped up and provided a full range of necessary services for women, including:

  • Housing          

  • Life necessities and

  • Supportive services.


Sarah’s Circle provides gender sensitive services catering directly to women and helping the most vulnerable amongst us rebuild their lives.


Because of the gender specific nature of the charity there are immediate benefits such as:


  • Increased feeling of safety

  • Access to specialized health services

  • Heightened sense of belonging

  • Trauma-informed care

  • Supportive and empowering environment.


This is all with the goal of helping these women permanently ending their homelessness and exposure to poverty, domestic violence and trauma.  


Sarah’s Circle was initially started at the end of the 1970s in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.  At that time, but still today, it was not unusual to see the most vulnerable of women hungry, scared, vulnerable and unfortunately alone.  Shelter was one thing and still remains a priority.  But there had to be so much more.  The current programs utilize the Housing First model, have no barriers to entry, and use a trauma-informed approach.


Sarah’s Circle has a daytime support Center which has a wide range of services including case management to help women find permanent accommodation in addition to developing self-sufficiency.  It also has and interim housing program which is a 50 bed overnight facility catering to homeless women along with support services.


Sarah’s Circle provides 30 units of Permanent Supportive Housing, offering women safe, private homes and ongoing supportive services to ensure housing retention.  There is so much more information in their annual report.


JSO will match dollar for dollar donations up to $500 from a fixed annual capped fund put aside for this purpose.  Our goal is to create a combined (The JSO Fund combined with regular citizen donations) total donation of up to $3,000 per annum (but this is expandable).  


To tap into the JSO Valuation Group, Limited Fund simply in the Comment Section of the Donation page include JSO Valuation Group.  

Donate to Sarah's Circle


Sarah's Circle is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (tax ID #36-3043662). Contributions are received from individuals, foundations, and corporations and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Copyright © 2020.








December, 2020