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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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Sign up today to attend the McHenry County College’s Virtual People in Need Forum!

The public is invited to register to learn about the abundance of resources and support for themselves and for others at the annual People in Need Forum each January at MCC. Exhibitors showcase important community resources available to help those in need and present workshops to address topics such as immigration, senior issues, caregiver resources, LGBTQ, substance abuse and addictions, and homelessness. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged. (more…)

Registration is Open for the McHenry County Human Race!

Registration is NOW OPEN for the McHenry County (Virtual) Race! Visit to register! (more…)

Thank you to the wonderful volunteers that helped out at our Subsidized Apartments and Affordable Housing Units!

Home of the Sparrow would like to thank volunteer, Matt Larkin for volunteering on December 19th, 2020 at one of our affordable housing units in Richmond (first photo)! Alongside Matt, Home of the Sparrow's Executive Director, Matt Kostecki also volunteered his time. Thank you both for helping to prep the unit for the family that moved in! We'd also like to thank Scott and his daughter, Caylee (second photo), for their generosity in giving their time to help paint one of our subsidized apartments in McHenry! Home of the Sparrow and our clients are very grateful for all of their support!  

January 11th, 2021 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Know the Signs of Human Trafficking!

Educating our #community on the signs of #humantrafficking has been a #goal for the 22 nd Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council (FVCC). They provide professional education and prevention; coordinate interventions and services for victims and perpetrators; and contribute to both the improvement of the legal system and the administration of justice. Do you want your organization trained on the signs of human trafficking? If so, contact the FVCC Coordinator, Linda Hooten, at (more…)

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Anyone can be #trafficked, it happens in plain sight in all communities, including yours. The best action you can take is to learn how to spot the signs of trafficking. Let’s speak up for those who can’t in hopes to #endhumantrafficking. (more…)

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

CLICK HERE to Donate to Home of the Sparrow's GoFundMe Campaign Today! 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…)

Happy New Year! Thank you for all of your support in 2020!

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! We would like to express our utmost gratitude to all of our amazing donors, volunteers, and staff for your passion and commitment to Home of the Sparrow! We are grateful to our donors who gave generously to support our mission. Through all monetary donations, virtual fundraisers, community benefit events, our Holiday Gift Program and Giving Trees, shelter wish list drives, and donations to our Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores and Community Threads, your support was critical to our success. As we enter 2021, we look forward to continuing to provide a safe shelter, affordable housing, supportive programs and services to help women and children through their journeys of overcoming homelessness. Thank you! We wish you all a blessed Holiday and a Happy New Year!

Donate to help Home of the Sparrow’s programs & services for homeless women & children! Donations will be matched up to $50,000 through December 31st, 2020!

Give a Gift of Hope Today! Donations will be matched up to $50,000 through December 31st, 2020! Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Home of the Sparrow is seeing a high influx of newly-homeless clients seeking support in addition to those currently in services who will require additional help; this comes at a time when we are experiencing revenue loss. Please consider a donation to sustain the agency and provide a foundation on which Home of the Sparrow can continue to operate and provide vital community services. (more…)

Home of the Sparrow’s Holiday Gift Program and Holiday Giving Trees 2020

Home of the Sparrow's Holiday Gift Program Home of the Sparrow's Holiday Gift Program offers three great ways for individuals, groups, and businesses to give back to homeless women and children this holiday season! Help homeless women and children in our community! Thank you for your support this Holiday Season! Due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19, donations MUST be scheduled for drop offs! Please call 815-271-5444 ahead of time to schedule a drop off date and time. (more…)

Thank you so much to ladies at the Crystal Lake Chamber Women Empowering Women group

Thank you so much to ladies at the Crystal Lake Chamber Women Empowering Women group! They have hosted a year-long fundraiser to support Home of the Sparrow's programs and services, including a recent virtual auction! (more…)

Check out our December Newsletter!

Home of the Sparrow thanks all of our amazing supporters for your generosity and help this year! Check out our December Newsletter for the latest news, upcoming events in 2021, and so much more! Thank you! CLICK HERE TO READ FULL NEWSLETTER!

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…)
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