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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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Barrington Junior Womens Club Awards Home of the Sparrow & Local Organizations Grants to Support their Programs

Thank you to the Barrington Junior Womens Club for awarding Home of the Sparrow and 25 other local organizations grants to help support their missions and initiatives for women, children, and seniors. Home of the Sparrow is grateful to have been a recipient and hopes to continue helping homeless women and children in our community.

Palatine Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store TEMPORARILY Closed

The Palatine Sparrow's Nest has been serving the community since 1998. As of May 10, 2022 the store will be temporarily closed for a reorganization. Home of the Sparrow values community partners, volunteers and staff and will be making changes to better meet the needs of the community while helping homeless women and children achieve self-sufficiency. Last year we provided services to over 378 individuals. We apologize for the inconvenience and recognize not everyone will appreciate the reorganization, we ask for your support as we re-open the store with a more improved model. (more…)

Job Openings with Home of the Sparrow!

Home of the Sparrow is hiring! Join our team and make a difference in your community! Grants Writer, Shift Managers (at the Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores McHenry & Mundelein), Receiving Stockroom Clerk at the McHenry Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store, and Movers. (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…)

This Mother’s Day, Help Women & Children Lift Themselves Out of the Cycle of Homelessness with a Gift of Hope Contribution

For over 35 years, Home of the Sparrow (HOS) has been committed to providing Hope, Opportunity, and Support that empowers women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency. This Mother’s Day, you can change lives with a Gift of Hope contribution. In fiscal year 2021 (ended June 30, 2021), HOS served 378 unduplicated clients across all housing and intake programs, and responded to an additional 1,710 referral calls for assistance. It is only with support from the community that we can respond and serve those who are one of the most vulnerable populations seeking help.   Donate today at www.HOSparrow.org/DONATE (more…)

Thank you to the Walmart Supercenter #1413 in Crystal Lake

Home of the Sparrow would like to thank the Walmart Supercenter #1413 in Crystal Lake and their staff for providing help and assistance to Home of the Sparrow. Their staff has done a wonderful job at helping to sort gift cards for Home of the Sparrow so that the agency can provide these gift cards to the women and children in its housing programs. Thank you!

Important Changes to Home of the Sparrow’s Furniture Pick Up Service Effective May 2nd, 2022

Due to the increasing costs of fuel to the agency, starting May 2nd, 2022, a $10 surcharge fee will be required for all furniture pick ups. Credit card only, no cash or checks. Upon arrival, Home of the Sparrow's Movers will have a device on hand to receive credit card payment. Thank you for your support and understanding. 

Women@Rust-Oleum creates Mural of Hope for Home of the Sparrow’s Shelter

Home of the Sparrow in partnership with Women@Rust-Oleum collaborated to create a symbol of hope that will inspire women daily with a mural that was painted on the shelter wall in the main living area to remind women they can overcome obstacles and create a new beginning. Home of the Sparrow is grateful for the support of this group and recognizes Women@Rust-Oleum and local mural artist, Stacy Lazzara, for designing and painting a beautiful Mural of Hope, that also blends with Home of the Sparrow’s mission which is to: To provide Hope, Opportunity, and Support that empowers women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency. (more…)

You’re Invited to Home of the Sparrow’s 35th Anniversary Gala on May 21st, 2022! Please Join Us!

Join Home of the Sparrow at their 35th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 5pm-10pm for an extravagant evening at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills, IL. Come celebrate Home of the Sparrow's 35th Anniversary, accomplishments, community impact, and rich history. (more…)

Volunteer Appreciation Week April 18th – April 23rd, 2022

At Home of the Sparrow, volunteers are the backbone and heart of the agency. During National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 18th through April 23rd, 2022, Home of the Sparrow extends their gratitude to the many individual, group, corporate, church, and high school volunteers who have volunteered countless hours to Home of the Sparrow’s mission. (more…)

VOLUNTEER WITH HOME OF THE SPARROW! New Opportunities Available!

Do you know someone who may be interested in volunteering at the Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores or Community Threads, or in Home of the Sparrow's Event Committee? Visit www.hosparrow.org/how-to-help/ways-of-giving/volunteer to see how you can get started! Questions? E-mail Rebecca Stiemke at RStiemke@hosparrow.org. (more…)

Home of the Sparrow has Reached Capacity for Shelter Needs Wish List Donations. Thank You to all of the Donors!

Home of the Sparrow would like to thank the community and the many generous donors who have donated items from the Shelter Needs Wish List this holiday season! Due to the overwhelming amount of support and limited space at Home of the Sparrow's office, Home of the Sparrow kindly asks that donation drop-offs be postponed until further notice. Home of the Sparrow's staff are working hard to sort through donations and distributing them to clients in need. More updates will be posted soon. Thank you for understanding. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Administrative Office: 4209 W Shamrock Ln, Unit B, McHenry, IL 60050    |    Phone: 815-271-5444    |    E-mail: info@hosparrow.org

Administration Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm, Friday 8:30am-4:00pm, CLOSED Saturday-Sunday and Holidays