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The Salvation Army opens Shield of Hope

Shield of Hope Ribbon Cutting

B&A project manager, Lauren Terzick, helps cut the ribbon for The Salvation Army’s new Shield of Hope Center.

Opening the door to hope on Tuesday, March 6th, The Salvation Army, in partnership with the City of Chicago, celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Shield of Hope. This is the nation’s first rapid-response emergency homeless assessment and response center. The new facility will address the needs of families in crisis, providing services that further the Army’s goal of “serving those in need, while ensuring they maintain their personal dignity.”

Serving as construction manager, Bulley & Andrews (B&A) was honored to construct this vital community resource, located in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood across from the recently completed Freedom Center. Due to rising need, there was a short time frame to meet aggressive deadlines for construction, which B&A bested finishing the project six weeks ahead of the original schedule.

“Dedication, collaboration and trust are core values at our firm,” said B&A president, Tim Puntillo. “Our clients depend on us to complete projects on time, with the highest quality craftsmanship.”

Designed by Antunovich Associates, the 22,000 square foot, two-story facility provides families facing homelessness personalized service and support to find permanent living arrangements. The Shield of Hope center can provide housing for 75 individuals and includes:

  • 20 bedrooms with private bathrooms
  • Laundry room
  • Cafeteria
  • Counseling, support services and life skills training
  • Assistance obtaining permanent housing


For more on the project, see the Shield of Hope in the news: