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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…)

Welcome our new Executive Director

    HOME OF THE SPARROW WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MATT KOSTECKI   The Board of Directors are pleased to announce that on August 13, 2018,  Matthew Kostecki has started his new position of Executive Director. During an extensive search, The Board of Directors , led by President,  Joel Zarnstorff tabbed Matt Kostecki as the candidate to lead the agency as it expands and identifies the needs of the organization for the future. (more…)

Help HOS while shopping on Amazon!

It is Day 2 of Amazon Prime Day!! As you shop for amazing deals, please remember to pick Home of the Sparrow as your charity of choice through Amazon Smile! Visit and choose Home of the Sparrow as your charity of choice! Amazon donates directly back to Home of the Sparrow!  You can shop using Amazon Smile any time of the year. You shop, Amazon gives! Every little bit counts   


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.