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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 SF, 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.

Client

The Salvation Army

Project Size

22,000 SF

Architect / Engineer

Antunovich Associates

Role

Construction Manager

Location

Chicago, IL

Service

New Construction

Market

Social Service