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We have exciting news!!

Thanks to an anonymous donor of Home of the Sparrow, every dollar given between November 12th, - December 31st, 2018  will be matched up to $250,000.00. (more…)

Home of the Sparrow is in need of Volunteers!

Home of the Sparrow is in urgent need of Office Volunteers and Children's Mentor Volunteers! If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please contact Elizabeth at 815-271-5444 or by email to Thank you for your support! (more…)

The Song Fall 2018 Newsletter

Attached is The Song Fall 2018 Newsletter featuring a letter from our new Executive Director, client stories, our new Frequent Shopper Program, volunteer opportunities and other ways to help!  Please click on image to take you to Newsletter.   (more…)

Please think of us when shopping on Amazon!

During the dates of  October 29th until November 2nd. Amazon Smiles is donating 5%, ten times their usual rate, on all eligible purchases.  Please select Home of the Sparrow as your designated charity and that money will go to supporting our mission.   Thanks in advance for your support. (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.