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

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

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Registration is Open for the McHenry County Virtual Human Race!

Registration is NOW OPEN for the McHenry County (Virtual) Race! Visit to register. Join the "Super Sparrows" Team by CLICKING HERE! (more…)

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

Home of the Sparrow is seeking 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units for homeless women and children in the Home of the Sparrow program. Please contact or or call (815)271-5444 x 222 for more information. Thank you!

McHenry County Illinois Assistant Programs!

Home of the Sparrow would like to share some resources with you all in this time of need. Please check out these McHenry County resources if you are in need of assistance programs to help with rent, bills, prescription medicines, and health and care services. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! (more…)

Updated McHenry County Pads Emergency Church Shelter Locations.

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

Home of the Sparrow Celebrates 34 Years of Service!

Home of the Sparrow (HOS) opened its doors to their first shelter on December 15, 1986 and was incorporated on February 17, 1987. This was the first shelter for homeless women and children in McHenry County, called the McHenry County Interfaith Shelter, opened to a family – a single mother and her children. (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…)

Gail’s Family Treasures’ “Pay it Forward” Partnership

If you donate to a worthy cause, including Home of the Sparrow, Gail's Family Treasures will donate a painting to YOU! (more…)

Additional Support to Shelter the Homeless During Severe Weather

In light of the severe weather and cold temperatures, additional support to shelter the homeless has been set up. If you or someone you know is homeless and/or living in places unfit for human habitation, please contact Hope Takes Action at (815) 385-3251. This emergency service will remain available until the temperatures increase to above 20 degrees or higher.

Thank you to the Crystal Lake Rotary for volunteering with Home of the Sparrow!

For this week's #ThankfulThursday, Home of the Sparrow would like to thank the Crystal Lake Rotary for volunteering with at one of Home of the Sparrow's Subsidized Apartment units in McHenry on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021! You all did an amazing job painting and helping us prepare the unit for a new family to move in to. We greatly appreciate you giving your time and talents to make a difference to those in need in our community!

Volunteers Needed at Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store in Mundelein!

Thrift Store volunteers are currently needed at our Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store in Mundelein! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Manager at Join our Sparrow Family and make an impact in our community!

Donate to Home of the Sparrow’s GoFundMe Campaign Today! Help Sustain our Shelter, Housing and Services for Homeless Women and Children!

Home of the Sparrow has been serving Homeless women and children since 1987 – For over 34 years the organization has helped thousands of families achieve a better future. As with many non-profit organizations Home of the Sparrow relies on grants, donations, revenue from events and revenue from our eight Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores and Donation Centers and Community Threads Resale Store. (more…)
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