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Updated McHenry County Pads Emergency Church Shelter Locations.

Updated McHenry County Pads Emergency Church Shelter Locations Updated January 16th, 2020. (more…)

Join us at our Upcoming 2020 Events! Registration is NOW OPEN!

We have 3 exciting events this year! We invite you all to please join us at our Hope Casino Night Benefit in April, Celebration of Women Luncheon in May, and Oktoberfest Golf Outing in September! Registration is now open for all events! (more…)

Please Check Out our Latest Sparrow’s Link Volunteer Newsletter!

Check out our January 2020 Volunteer Newsletter! This newsletter highlights upcoming volunteer opportunities and all of the great work volunteers have been doing to help homeless women and children in our community! (more…)

My Sister’s Dress Now Accepting Donations

My Sister’s Dress is now accepting donations of new and gently used prom/formal dresses, shoes and accessories for their upcoming My Sister’s Dress Sale on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Sage YMCA  in Crystal Lake from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Please drop off donations at one of the following local businesses... (more…)

Volunteers Needed at McHenry Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store & Donation Center!

Make a difference in the lives of homeless women and children!  Now recruiting volunteers for our McHenry Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store.  (more…)

2019 The Sparrow Song Fall & Winter Newsletter

Please take a gander at The Song Fall 2019 Newsletter featuring a letter from our new Executive Director, client stories, New Five Star Loyalty Reward Program, tax reform info, volunteer opportunities and other ways to help!  Please click on the image to take you to Newsletter. (more…)


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.