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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…)

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

Check out our November's Volunteer Newsletter! (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…)

What’s the perfect gift for someone who has almost nothing?

Give a Gift of Hope today and help homeless women and children in our community! (more…)

Updated McHenry County Pads Emergency Church Shelter Locations.

Updated McHenry County Pads Emergency Church Shelter Locations from October 1st 2019 until January 1st 2019. (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…)


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.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors