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Open Board Meeting!

Home of the Sparrow would like to extend an invitation to attend our Annual Open Board meeting.  The meeting will take place on October 23rd 2018 from 7:30 am till 9:30 am and it will be held at Smith's Gararge on 3315 Pearl Street, McHenry.  If you are interested please R.S.V.P before Monday October 15th to Matt Kostecki at

“Sparrow’s Nest Resale Store” on ebay!

New!!!  Just launched this week!  Our very own " Sparrow's Nest Resale Store" on ebay!  Visit our eBay Sparrow's Nest Resale Store often to find those unique, collectible and nostalgic items!  New lisitings arrive every day from all seven of our Sparrows's Nest Thrift Store and Donation Centers.  (more…)

Fall Diddley Help Sign Up Today!!!

Fall is just around the corner, and volunteers are needed for the 32nd Annual Fall Diddley Craft Show 2018 at the Boone County Fair Grounds, Belvidere, Illinois on Saturday, October 13th from 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday, October 14th from 9 am – 4 pm.    Please help Home of the Sparrow by volunteering at this event!  The more we have the better.  Invite your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to all sign up to help! (more…)

Home of the Sparrow awarded Grant from The Community Foundation of McHenry County

  The Community Foundation for McHenry County Awards Grant to Home of the Sparrow, Inc. at August Ceremony   The Community Foundation for McHenry County has named Home of the Sparrow, Inc. of McHenry, IL as a recipient of two grants totaling $27,000 at the Foundation’s Grants Luncheon held August 30, 2018 at the Boulder Ridge Country Club, Lake in the Hills, Illinois.  Home of the Sparrow will use the grant money to deliver Outreach and Prevention services to the at-risk population and to support counseling and therapy services in its Transitional Shelter. (more…)


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To reduce homelessness among women and children through creative strategies and community partnerships, resulting in lasting self-sufficiency.