Sarah's Circle

Sarah's Circle Sarah’s Circle provides privately-subsidized affordable housing with services to help very low-income seniors age in place. Sarah’s Circle is a nonprofit independent living residence and wellness center for very low-income seniors in Washington, DC.

We a wide variety of programs for residents of our housing complex and struggling seniors from the surrounding community. Current programs include: • Affordable housing below market-rate rent. • A hot, nutritious, and balanced lunch each weekday; breakfast on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; and a monthly family-style dinner. • Health promotion and wellness program, including nutrition, yoga, meditation,and disease education. • Art, computer classes and a lab, and other educational activities. • A vibrant intergenerational program bringing students from local schools and volunteer groups to Sarah’s Circle to serve and engage with seniors, many of whom do not have family locally. • Social activities, including games, monthly birthday celebrations, and holiday parties. • Frequent field trips in our wheelchair-accessible bus, including excursions to popular area attractions and a local food bank and farmers’ markets.

We a wide variety of programs for residents of our housing complex and struggling seniors from the surrounding community. Current programs include: • Affordable housing below market-rate rent. • A hot, nutritious, and balanced lunch each weekday; breakfast on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; and a monthly family-style dinner. • Health promotion and wellness program, including nutrition, yoga, meditation,and disease education. • Art, computer classes and a lab, and other educational activities. • A vibrant intergenerational program bringing students from local schools and volunteer groups to Sarah’s Circle to serve and engage with seniors, many of whom do not have family locally. • Social activities, including games, monthly birthday celebrations, and holiday parties. • Frequent field trips in our wheelchair-accessible bus, including excursions to popular area attractions and a local food bank and farmers’ markets.

Mission: The mission of Sarah’s Circle is to create a community that enables elderly persons of limited means to live with dignity in a decent, safe, and supportive environment that nurtures intellectual, social, and spiritual growth and physical well being. Sarah’s Circle accomplishes this mission by operating a senior residence and by providing programs and services primarily with and for seniors.

Operating as usual

Hamel Builders, Inc.
06/17/2019

Hamel Builders, Inc.

We were excited to attend the ribbon cutting for Sarah's Circle this week!
Working with Zavos Architecture+Design, LLC, the
renovation project added more units and modernized this award-winning affordable housing residence and wellness center for low-income seniors in Washington, DC. You can find out more about their work here: https://sarahscircle.org/
#community #home #family

Thank you to LISC DC for this post (and for supporting this project via its crucial pre-development loan funding)!
06/17/2019

Thank you to LISC DC for this post (and for supporting this project via its crucial pre-development loan funding)!

At last Saturday’s ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Sarah's Circle senior housing building, DC Department of Housing and Community Development's Polly Donaldson issued a call to action: “do more” — develop more affordable housing to benefit low-income Washingtonians. Read about it here: http://www.lisc.org/dc/regional-stories/do-more-celebrating-sarahs-circle-and-affordable-housing-seniors/

10/17/2018
Upworthy

If you wonder what makes the Sarah's Circle community so special, our own Pat Daniels was recently filmed by Upworthy to show the power of community to their massive national audience. Please enjoy this video and congratulate Pat on this amazing accolade!

https://www.facebook.com/Upworthy/videos/988066674712623/UzpfSTUzMDQxNjc0NzoxMDE1NjA3ODgwNTY5Njc0OA/

She knows what it's like to be a low-income senior, so she does whatever she can to help out her neighbors without expecting anything in return.

Zavos Architecture+Design, LLC
12/18/2017

Zavos Architecture+Design, LLC

Today we did a walk through of our project, Sarah's Circle Apartments in Washington, DC. Apartment renovations are going smoothly, with new flooring and appliances going in.

Great tour today. Phase I residents will start returning to their brand new units in January!
11/17/2017

Great tour today. Phase I residents will start returning to their brand new units in January!

The construction is happening! Very soon we will have expanded the facility to 49 units of affordable housing for senior...
08/24/2017

The construction is happening! Very soon we will have expanded the facility to 49 units of affordable housing for senior citizens, and modernized the entire building. Good stuff!

We are excited to share a few photos of our renovation progress to date with many more to come as we reach critical milestones in the project.

You probably wouldn't recognize it but this is the first floor of the building. We have begun framing the units and corr...
08/24/2017

You probably wouldn't recognize it but this is the first floor of the building. We have begun framing the units and corridors and are working toward finishing phase one of construction in early December 2017!

Our friends at FM-31 just launched a Kickstarter campaign to support Sarah's Circle! Their journals offer more than just...
08/09/2017
Helping Hand Journal Series: Children | Seniors | Survivors

Our friends at FM-31 just launched a Kickstarter campaign to support Sarah's Circle! Their journals offer more than just blank pages to be reflective, creative, and thoughtful; they actually do something to make our world a better place. In fact, 20 percent of the proceeds from each Senior Stories Journal pack will be donated to Sarah's Circle and each journal features original poetry from some of the members of our poetry workshop. Please click on the Kickstarter link below to learn more about this innovative partnership!

http://kck.st/2u0MLXV

Handcrafted with premium materials; each pack tells a story of those in need and 20% of every purchase goes directly towards the cause.

Thank you to LISC DC for highlighting its partnership with Sarah's Circle to help us create 49 units of affordable housi...
04/14/2017
Washington, DC LISC

Thank you to LISC DC for highlighting its partnership with Sarah's Circle to help us create 49 units of affordable housing for very low-income older adults in Adams Morgan. We are grateful for your partnership!

Following up on our release of Preservation Works: LISC DC’s Role in Preserving Quality Affordable Housing, we’ve published a StoryMap highlighting our work in 2016. You can check out this interactive map here: http://arcg.is/2kcYWHe

Have fun exploring!

We were honored to participate in Inspiration to Action hosted by The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. Tw...
12/07/2016

We were honored to participate in Inspiration to Action hosted by The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. Two of our resident poets had the opportunity to perform original works in front of an audience of hundreds of philanthropic Washingtonians. Thank you to the Catalogue and all of its champions for your support of Sarah's Circle!

Beautiful evening filled with music, poetry, laughter, dignity and joy with Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Sarah's Circle, Miriam's Kitchen, Horton's Kids, Joseph's House DC, & Duke Ellington School of the Arts The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington Inspiration to Action event.

Sarah's Circle is the featured organization in this week's Daily Do Good! To learn more about how to help the community,...
11/21/2016
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Sarah's Circle is the featured organization in this week's Daily Do Good! To learn more about how to help the community, please visit http://www.dailydogood.co.

I just wanted to extend my thanks for all the love that Daily Do Good social media has been giving to the Volunteer Reston accounts. I just recently started my position here and have been in charge of getting all of our social media pages up off the ground, and while it's fun work it's also challeng...

Just a few of the ladies of Sarah's Circle getting ready to vote!
11/08/2016

Just a few of the ladies of Sarah's Circle getting ready to vote!

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2016 event on September 8th to celebrate the past, present, and future of Sarah's Ci...
09/16/2016

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2016 event on September 8th to celebrate the past, present, and future of Sarah's Circle!

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2016 event on September 8th to celebrate the past, present, and future of Sarah's Circle!

Integreon
09/16/2016

Integreon

#IntegreonCares about Social Awareness – Associates from our Arlington office recently spent an evening with a very lively group of senior citizens, helping serve dinner, clean up and host a bingo game, all in aid of Sarah's Circle, a non-profit organization with a mission of serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space.

Sarah’s Circle is an award-winning affordable housing residence and wellness center providing comprehensive services for very low-income seniors. The charity is based upon the philosophy that old age is alive with rich possibilities. Their goal is to equip their seniors with the tools they need to remain independent, aging in their own homes and enjoying all that life has to offer. Know more: http://www.sarahscircle.org.

12/01/2015
It's December: Give Where You Live!: Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

It's #GivingTuesday! To support Sarah's Circle and the low-income older adults we serve, please visit http://cfp-dc.org/cfpdc/nonprofit-campaign.php?i=94440-321. Happy holidays!

This is the time when we reach out to all of our friends and urge them to make a donation online to help us at this critical time of year. So much of our fundraising occurs in December, and we look to you to help make it a success. Your gift, of any size, can help us reach our goal, and make it poss…

You are cordially invited to the Sarah's Circle 2015 Circle of Life Award event!
09/01/2015
Please Join Us for the Circle of Life Award Event!

You are cordially invited to the Sarah's Circle 2015 Circle of Life Award event!

Click here to learn more about how you can support our work providing affordable housing and supportive services for very low-income seniors in Washington, DC.

Happy Thursday! Today is #DoMore24 in the DMV. Any donation you make before 11:59pm today by clicking http://www.domore2...
06/04/2015
Do More 24

Happy Thursday! Today is #DoMore24 in the DMV. Any donation you make before 11:59pm today by clicking http://www.domore24.org/#npo/sarahs-circle will help Sarah's Circle provide subsidized housing, healthy food, and social and educational programs for very low-income seniors. A gift of just $24 can make a huge difference. Thank you for your support!

Do More 24 is quickly approaching! Do More 24 is a local movement powered by United Way of the National Capital Area. The day of giving connects donors with nonprofits serving in our region and all the money raised here stays here. Mark your calendar for Do More 24 on June 4th!

09/12/2014

Chico's - Chevy Chase (5418 Wisconsin Avenue, DC) is donating 10% of purchases this coming Saturday, September 14th, to Sarah’s Circle. #shopforacause

We would like to thank this years Freshman Service Experience - American University team that came out yesterday to give...
08/21/2014

We would like to thank this years Freshman Service Experience - American University team that came out yesterday to give one of our units a complete makeover with a brand new paint job. Such fabulous work from some fabulous volunteers!

Go see our very own Emmy Lu reciting her poem "The VA Pharmacy" for the Witnify  Blog- First Person Accounts of the Worl...
06/30/2014
[Blog Post] Poem from a WWII U.S. Veteran: The VA Pharmacy | Witnify

Go see our very own Emmy Lu reciting her poem "The VA Pharmacy" for the Witnify Blog- First Person Accounts of the World.

Share on Facebook Tweet Add My Story Author: Emmy Lu Daly Date: May 20, 2013 “Now serving #156 at Station #3.” One by one, on and on. Dumbed and numbed Veterans all. WWII, Korea, Vietnam, distant wars now. WWII- the “good” war Korea- the “forgotten” war Vietnam- the “wasted” war. … Continue reading

06/27/2014

Tomorrow, Saturday June 28th, Chico's in Chevy Chase will donate a portion of its proceeds to Sarah's Circle. Shop their summer sale any time between 10am-8pm and help our seniors while upgrading your wardrobe. Chico's Chevy Chase is located at 5418 Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase, MD. Thank you, Chico's, for your support of our work!

Today is #DoMore24! As you'll see from our cover photo, our seniors are excited - hope you are, too. Please make a tax-d...
06/19/2014
Do More 24

Today is #DoMore24! As you'll see from our cover photo, our seniors are excited - hope you are, too. Please make a tax-deductible gift to Sarah's Circle today today => http://www.domore24.org/#npo/sarahs-circle

Do More 24 is quickly approaching! Do More 24 is a local movement powered by United Way of the National Capital Area. The day of giving connects donors with nonprofits serving in our region and all the money raised here stays here. Mark your calendar for Do More 24 on June 19th!

Sarah's Circle's cover photo
06/13/2014

Sarah's Circle's cover photo

Capital Impact Partners
06/04/2014

Capital Impact Partners

Volunteers at Sarah's Circle in Washington DC.

We at Sarah's Circle would like to give a BIG thank you to the volunteers who participated today in the Capital Impact V...
06/04/2014

We at Sarah's Circle would like to give a BIG thank you to the volunteers who participated today in the Capital Impact Volunteer Day from Capital Impact Partners. We very much look forward to everyone returning for the next big service day!

Sarah's Circle is honored to announce its selection for the 2014/15 Catalogue for Philanthropy:Greater Washington as one...
05/29/2014
The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

Sarah's Circle is honored to announce its selection for the 2014/15 Catalogue for Philanthropy:Greater Washington as one of the region's best community-based charities!

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington connects effective local nonprofits with individuals who want to contribute to and make a difference in their communities.

For weekly updated activities and news follow us on twitter!
05/22/2014
Sarah's Circle (SarahsCircle) on Twitter

For weekly updated activities and news follow us on twitter!

The latest from Sarah's Circle (@SarahsCircle). Sarah's Circle DC, is an award-winning affordable housing residence and Wellness Center providing comprehensive services for low-income seniors. Washington, D.C.

Sarah’s Circle is thrilled to announce that our friends at Chesapeake Community Advisors will be sponsoring our upcoming...
03/12/2014
Leading the Way in Community Development | Chesapeake Community Advisors, Inc.Chesapeake...

Sarah’s Circle is thrilled to announce that our friends at Chesapeake Community Advisors will be sponsoring our upcoming event with Hexagon! CCA is one of the region’s foremost leaders in community development and we are proud to have their partnership and support. To learn more about their work, please visit http://ccadev.com/.

Before there was GPS, radar and sonar to guide them, ships at sea had to rely on the skills of their navigator to make it safely home. An experienced navigator’s knowledge of reefs and shoals, winds and weather, tides and currents made him far more valuable than the captain when it came to not saili...

On behalf of all of us at Sarah's Circle, we echo the sentiment: Break a leg, Hexagon! And to the rest of you, it's not ...
03/07/2014

On behalf of all of us at Sarah's Circle, we echo the sentiment: Break a leg, Hexagon! And to the rest of you, it's not too late to buy tickets. See you at one of the shows!

Opening Night tonight, Friday, March 7th. Break a leg to the cast, company, crew and friends of Hexagon! Want tickets? Don't wait until the last minute. Visit www.Hexagon.org. Come see a great show and help this year's beneficiary Sarah's Circle!

BIG NEWS! We are excited that we are Hexagon's 2014 beneficiary and to announce that tickets are now available. If you l...
02/26/2014
Hexagon.org :: Tickets

BIG NEWS! We are excited that we are Hexagon's 2014 beneficiary and to announce that tickets are now available. If you love all-original musical, political comedy, you'll want to check out one of their shows beginning March 7th. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit www.hexagon.org/tickets today. All proceeds will benefit Sarah's Circle and its seniors!

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center 7995 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910 (map) (parking) (seating chart) (nearby restaurants)

12/26/2013

From everyone here at Sarah's Circle we wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!

Sarah’s Circle is pleased to announce that it is the 2014 Hexagon beneficiary. This means that proceeds from this origin...
12/09/2013
Hexagon.org :: TicketsOLD

Sarah’s Circle is pleased to announce that it is the 2014 Hexagon beneficiary. This means that proceeds from this original, satirical, musical, political revue will be donated to support our work. To purchase tickets, please visit http://hexagon.org/tickets/.

Are you an aspiring performer, writer, or stand-up comedian? If so, you should consider auditioning for Hexagon on December 16-17, 2013 from 7:00- 9:00pm at Woodrow Wilson High School (3950 Chesapeake Street NW in DC).

For more information on how you can contribute your talents to our friends at Hexagon, please visit http://www.hexagon.org/auditions/ or email [email protected].

Thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Washington, DC for a fun night of trivia and a delicious Oktoberfest dinner last Friday...
10/29/2013

Thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Washington, DC for a fun night of trivia and a delicious Oktoberfest dinner last Friday. Your creative pumpkin centerpieces are everywhere at Sarah’s Circle today!

Address

2551 17th St NW
Washington D.C., DC
20009

General information

Sarah's Circle is in need of volunteers to help serve meals and to coordinate activities for our seniors. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm, although special projects can be arranged. To volunteer, please call 202-332-1400 ext. 10. For more information about giving opportunities at Sarah's Circle or to learn more about programs and services, please visit us online at http://www.sarahscircle.org/donate.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(202) 332-1400

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