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Only 2 More Days!!!!! To Win EXCITING Prizes!!!!

Only 2 more days to win exciting prizes! Register for our Oktoberfest Golf Outing by this Friday, August 16th at midnight for a chance to win golf for free in our golf outing, ⛳️ a new golf bag or golf shoes, or two tickets to the Chicago Cubs versus Seattle Mariners at 1:20 P.M. on September 2, 2019!️  Drawing will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, August 19th! (more…)

Thankful Thursday – Woodstock Moose

Thank you to the Woodstock Moose for Supporting Home of the Sparrow with the proceeds from the June Burger Night. Keith Dalke, Governor of the Woodstock Moose and Jon Julius presented Debbie DeGraw, Vice President of Marketing & Development of Home of the Sparrow with a $1,000 check. (more…)

Today’s Thankful Thursday – Angela!

It's Thankful Thursday and we are so thankful to Angela, a local Girl Scout, who created 100 Kids in Crisis Care Packages for her Gold Award Project to benefit the children at Home of the Sparrow! (more…)

Hurry!! Don’t Miss the Great Deals in August at our Thrift Stores!

Don't miss this month's great promotional deals going on at our 8 Thrift Stores & Donation Centers! (more…)

Do You Know a Mom or Single Women in need of Affordable Housing?

Do you know a mom or single woman in need of affordable housing?  Home of the Sparrow has current two bedroom unit openings in Woodstock and Crystal Lake in our Affordable Housing Program.  Please see the flyer for criteria and more details.  You MUST have consistent income within the range listed.  (more…)

Have an Appliance to Donate?

Have an appliance to donate that is in good working condition and 6 years old or newer?  Home of the Sparrow would love your donation and can even pick it up!  We have an immediate need for washing machines, dryers (gas or electric), refrigerators, and dishwashers.  With a shelter and 26 affordable housing units, we have many appliances to maintain.  Sometimes the appliances need to be replaced as they get old and replacing a part just won't do the trick anymore.  Please contact Michelle Lusmann for more information at or call 815-271-5444.


To provide Hope, Opportunity and Support that empowers women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency.


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

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