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

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

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10th Annual American Legion Charity Bike Run to Benefit Home of the Sparrow

Please join the Lake in the Hills American Legion Post 1231 and Home of the Sparrow at their 10th Annual American Legion Charity Bike Run! All bikes, vehicles, and ages are welcomed! The Bike Run will take place on Sunday, August 15th, 2021. Registration will begin at 8:00am. Join us for a day of fun with music, raffles, food, and more! Registration costs: $30 per rider and $10 a passenger. For questions, please contact alpbikerun1231@gmail.com or call 224-402-0636.

Oktoberfest Charity Golf Scramble 2021 and Upcoming Events

Please join us at our annual Oktoberfest Golf Scramble on September 13th, 2021! See below for details and registration links! (more…)

Volunteers Needed for McHenry County Fair

Home of the Sparrow is looking for individuals interested in volunteering on behalf of the organization at this year's McHenry County Fair from August 3rd-8th. Volunteer positions include attraction ticket taking and garbage cleanup of the fairgrounds.  (more…)

Job Openings with Home of the Sparrow!

Please help share! Join Home of the Sparrow's team! Home of the Sparrow currently has job openings for a Store Manager at the Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store in Mundelein, Events Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and a Facilities Maintenance Technician. (more…)

Thank you to the Algonquin Lions Foundation for their donation!

Thank you to the Algonquin Lions Foundation for their generous donation to support the women and children in Home of the Sparrow's programs and services! (more…)

Check out our June Newsletter!

Check out our June Newsletter for the latest news, upcoming events in 2021, and so much more! Thank you! CLICK HERE TO READ FULL NEWSLETTER!

Thank You to the Tipps Family for Donating a Car to one of Home of the Sparrow’s Clients!

Happy #ThankfulThursday! Home of the Sparrow would like to thank Jeff Tipps and his wonderful family for donating a car to one of Home of the Sparrow's clients! Thank you to Jiffy Lube in Crystal Lake for offering their cleaning services and helping to ensure that the car was in perfect condition before dropping off the car! (more…)

Home of the Sparrow is looking for apartments or houses for rent in McHenry County!

Home of the Sparrow is looking for apartments or houses for rent in McHenry County! Please help us share and spread the word! Home of the Sparrow is seeking 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units for homeless women and children in Home of the Sparrow's programs. Please contact lkellner@HOSparrow.org or wgordon@HOSparrow.org or call (815)271-5444 x 222 for more information. Thank you!

Cancellation of Home of the Sparrow’s Annual Celebration of Women Luncheon 2021

After careful consideration regarding low ticket sales, Home of the Sparrow has decided to cancel the annual Celebration of Women Luncheon on Friday, June 11th, 2021. It's been a very difficult and challenging year for everyone, and many people are still not comfortable gathering inside due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. (more…)

Thank you to Northwestern Medicine for awarding a $10,000 grant to Home of the Sparrow!

Thank you to Northwestern Medicine for awarding a $10,000 grant to Home of the Sparrow! This grant will allow Home of the Sparrow to continue to provide much needed supportive services, housing program options, and resources to homeless women and children in our community. (more…)

Thank you to the Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church for their donation!

We are so thankful for Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church in Huntley, who selected Home of the Sparrow as one of four charities to share in their special community outreach offering. (more…)

Annual My Sister’s Dress Event Canceled for 2021

In light of the pandemic, the 2021 event has been canceled. This decision doesn’t come easy as this longstanding event has provided affordable formalwear while also supporting Home of The Sparrow, Inc. and in the past Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County. (more…)