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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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2021 Annual Open Board Meeting

Please join Home of the Sparrow and Home of the Sparrow's Board of Directors at our Annual Virtual/In-Person Open Board Meeting on Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at 7:30am until 9:30am. (more…)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Home of the Sparrow’s Upcoming Events in 2022!

Mark your calendars and plan to join Home of the Sparrow at their upcoming events in 2022! (more…)

Holiday Gift Program, Adopt-a-Family, & Holiday Giving Trees 2021

Help Homeless women & children in our community this Holiday Season through our Holiday Gift Program which includes Adopt-a-Family and our Holiday Giving Trees which will be located at Home of the Sparrow's 7 Thrift Stores and local community businesses!  (more…)

Make an IMPACT on World Homeless Day, October 10th, 2021!

Every year on the 10th of October, people around the world recognize World Homeless Day in many varied ways and help to make an impact in the lives of people experiencing homelessness in their local community. Donate today at WWW.HOSPARROW.ORG/DONATE (more…)

McHenry County Continuum of Care (CoC)

Check out the McHenry County Continuum of Care (CoC) website! Their mission is to work together to End Homelessness in McHenry County by bringing together the McHenry County community, creating a community-wide response, and strategically allocating and using resources. (more…)

Job Openings with Home of the Sparrow!

Please help share! Home of the Sparrow currently has job openings for a Shelter Case Manager (FT), Employment Education Specialist (FT), Temporary Case Manager (FT), Weekend Shelter Staff (PT), Shift Managers at Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores in Palatine, McHenry, and Mundelein (PT), Logistics Movers (PT), and Cashiers at Third Lake Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store (PT). If you or someone you know is interested in applying, visit www.hosparrow.org/about/job-openings to apply. Thank you! (more…)

Happy 10 Year Anniversary to one of Home of the Sparrow’s thrift stores, Community Threads Upscale Resale!

In 2018-2019, Home of the Sparrow welcomed Community Threads into their Resale Store Family. Before the merger, Community Threads outgrew their previous 14,000 square feet location and has since re-located to Arlington Heights with a 22,000 square feet store. Throughout their ten years serving our local communities, Community Threads previously partnered with local high schools, churches, non-profits, recycling centers, service groups, corporate businesses, and community leadership to build a stronger community and help those in need. (more…)

Thank you to Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG) for making a generous donation to support Home of the Sparrow!

Thank you to Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG) for making a generous donation to support Home of the Sparrow! DKG is a society of women committed to excellence in the field of education. Their chapter includes approximately 100 women located in McHenry County, Illinois. Thank you for making a difference in the community and giving back to those in need! (more…)

Thank you to First National Bank of Omaha for awarding HOS with a $20,000 Grant!

Home of the Sparrow recently received a $20,000 grant from First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO) to support Home of the Sparrow's Work Readiness Program for Homeless Women! These funds will help support programming to assist women with resume building, job skills, and obtaining and retaining employment with a livable wage. Home of the Sparrow is grateful for FNBO's support!

Thank you to The Community Foundation for McHenry County for awarding HOS a $25,000 Grant!

Home of the Sparrow would like to recognize the generosity of The Community Foundation for McHenry County for awarding us a grant to support our services. We could not do this without the support from our community, together we are making an impact on the lives of veterans and their families. (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!