Shield of Hope
Working with the City of Chicago to address a critical need in the community, The Salvation Army opened the City’s first rapid-response emergency homeless assessment and response center, the Shield of Hope, for those that are homeless and without shelter.
Serving as construction manager, Bulley & Andrews oversaw construction of the new center located in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood across from the recently completed Freedom Center. Due to rising need in the community, there was a short time frame to meet aggressive deadlines for construction, which B&A completed successfully six weeks ahead of the original schedule.
The 22,000 sq. ft., two-story facility provides families facing homelessness personalized service and support. The Shield of Hope can provide housing for 75 individuals and includes 20 bedrooms with private bathrooms, laundry room, cafeteria; counseling, support services and life skills training; and assistance obtaining permanent housing.