Home of the Sparrow serves single women, women who are expecting as well as women with children. Home of the Sparrow has the unique ability to serve women with teenage sons in our transitional shelters. At any given time, approximately 65% of Home of the Sparrow residents are children. The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in McHenry County is $1015 a month. The average monthly income of families at entry into Home of the Sparrow is $77. The average monthly income at exit is $1450. Our six Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores and Donation Center's help to support our mission! Upcoming Events (Click on banner to see more information) Donations are accepted during store hours. To schedule your FREE FURNITURE pickup, click on the box below Visit Our Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores and Donation Centers! Open Monday-Friday 10am-7pm Open Saturday 10am-5pm Closed Sunday Algonquin Nest Cary Nest McHenry Nest Mundelein Nest Palatine Nest Woodstock Nest We Accept Donations! Click Here to Learn More About Making a Gently Used Item Donation Donations are accepted during store hours.