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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Latest News

Home of the Sparrow’s New Employment Program for Residents

This #ThankfulThursday, we'd like to give thanks to Northwestern Medicine for their grant of $10,000 and to an anonymous donor who has generously supported and funded our new employment program! Read more below! (more…)

Spring Cleaning with Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores and Community Threads!

Spring is right around the corner so you know what that means! It's time for some spring cleaning! If you have new or gently used items that need a new home, please consider donating them to Community Threads in Arlington Heights and/or one of our 7 Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores! (more…)

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!

We are so grateful for our corporate partners who generously support our fundraising events throughout the year. Is your company interested in attending our events? Perhaps a Sponsorship is right for you? We offer several different Sponsorship levels, which may include tickets to our event, and the opportunity to promote your business with logo recognition and the inclusion of a promotional item in our swag bags. As a participating sponsor, your company will benefit from extended exposure through promotional efforts, including logo recognition on our website, on our social media platforms, in the program book, at the event, and on our online registration and mobile bidding site with a direct link to your company’s website. (more…)

Mark Your Calendars for Annual My Sister’s Dress Sale!

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 13th Annual My Sister’s Dress Sale on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The mission of My Sister’s Dress is to make prom affordable to everyone. Over 1000 beautiful new and like-new prom and formal dresses will be offered for only $25, and all shoes/accessories are $5... (more…)

Updated McHenry County Pads Emergency Church Shelter Locations.

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

Join us at our Upcoming 2020 Events! Registration is NOW OPEN!

We have 3 exciting events this year! We invite you all to please join us at our Hope Casino Night Benefit in April, Celebration of Women Luncheon in May, and Oktoberfest Golf Outing in September! Registration is now open for all events! (more…)

Please Check Out our Latest Sparrow’s Link Volunteer Newsletter!

Check out our January 2020 Volunteer Newsletter! This newsletter highlights upcoming volunteer opportunities and all of the great work volunteers have been doing to help homeless women and children in our community! (more…)

My Sister’s Dress Now Accepting Donations

My Sister’s Dress is now accepting donations of new and gently used prom/formal dresses, shoes and accessories for their upcoming My Sister’s Dress Sale on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Sage YMCA  in Crystal Lake from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Please drop off donations at one of the following local businesses... (more…)

Volunteers Needed at McHenry Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store & Donation Center!

Make a difference in the lives of homeless women and children!  Now recruiting volunteers for our McHenry Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store.  (more…)

2019 The Sparrow Song Fall & Winter Newsletter

Please take a gander at The Song Fall 2019 Newsletter featuring a letter from our new Executive Director, client stories, New Five Star Loyalty Reward Program, tax reform info, volunteer opportunities and other ways to help!  Please click on the image to take you to Newsletter. (more…)

Shelter Wish List!

Home of the Sparrow relies on the generosity and support of the community to help with our Shelter’s daily needs for our women and children. We greatly appreciate your donations throughout the year. We have updated our Shelter Wish List, and have highlighted those items that are most urgent. (more…)

Hurry!! Don’t Miss the Great Deals in August at our Thrift Stores!

Don't miss this month's great promotional deals going on at our 8 Thrift Stores & Donation Centers! (more…)