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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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Join us for Home of the Sparrow’s Oktoberfest Charity Golf Outing!

Our annual Charity Golf Outing will take place on Monday, September 14, 2020. Golf Scramble with Tee Times will begin at 9:00am-1:00pm at the Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock, IL. Spend a beautiful day on this top-ranked golf course, and help us raise life-changing funds for homeless women and children in our community. (more…)

Home of the Sparrow’s Board of Directors Volunteering at our Woodstock Properties

In mid-July, Home of the Sparrow's Board of the Directors (some not pictured), volunteered their time to help renovate our Woodstock property, which is one of our 26 properties across McHenry County and Northern Illinois. (more…)

Congrats to our HOS LGMC Intern, Lexi Gray, for completing the Nonprofit Leadership Intern Program!

Home of the Sparrow would like to congratulate all of the Leadership Greater McHenry County (LGMC) interns, and give a special shout out to our Home of the Sparrow Intern, Lexi Gray, for completing their Nonprofit Leadership Intern Program this summer. LGMC established this program to help address the growing need for leadership development within the nonprofit sector. The program provides a collaborative internship experience that includes various projects, work and professional development training for interns to gain hands-on experience while working directly with local nonprofits. (more…)

Updated McHenry County Pads Emergency Church Shelter Locations.

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

Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores & Community Threads Temporary Hours

Good morning Home of the Sparrow Family! Here are our 7 Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores and Community Threads Resale Store's temporary hours for August 2020! For the safety of our employees and volunteers, our stores can no longer accept donations once they are at capacity. Masks must be worn and a limited number of people will be allowed in the stores. Please visit our thrift stores' Facebook pages for the most up-to-date information at each location. (more…)

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…)

Volunteer & Help Renovate Homes for Homeless Families with Home of the Sparrow and the First Church of Crystal Lake!

Join a great cause! Small Team Projects with Home of the Sparrow and the First Church of Crystal Lake | Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Volunteers will help rehab properties in and around the Crystal Lake, McHenry and Woodstock area owned by Home of the Sparrow. (more…)

#ThankfulThursday | Thank you to Tom Prudden and his family for volunteering at one of Home of the Sparrow’s Affordable Housing Units!

This #ThankfulThursday, Home of the Sparrow is thankful to Tom Prudden and his family for helping prune trees and shrubs at one of our Affordable Housing units in Woodstock, Illinois. They did an amazing job! We are thankful to them for giving of their time and talents to help keep this home looking beautiful for the families that we serve. (more…)

Home of the Sparrow, Inc. is currently accepting bids!

Home of the Sparrow is accepting bids for Fire Suppression Installation, Water Main Connection, and Well Capping at its shelter on Ringwood Road in McHenry, IL. Bids from General Contractor and Sub-Contractors must be itemized with materials and labor separately. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 9:00 AM on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020, 2116 Ringwood Road, McHenry, IL  60050 (more…)

Happy #ThankfulThursday! Thank you to the Crystal Lake Lions Club for their generous donation to Home of the Sparrow!

Happy #ThankfulThursday! Thank you to the Crystal Lake Lions Club for their generous donation to Home of the Sparrow! Presenting the $1,000 check to our Executive Director, Matt Kostecki are Lion Club members, pictured left to right, Dave Moore, Anita Wingfield, Ashley Funk, and Doug Lomen. (more…)

Home of the Sparrow’s Covid Relief Online Auction is NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING!

Join us for Home of the Sparrow's Covid Relief Online Auction 2020! Auction opens Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm. To participate, create a FREE bidding account BY CLICKING HERE! With over 80 packages, there is something for everyone including trips to Disney, Vegas and Nashville, golf foursomes, date nights, relaxing spa packages, local getaways, brewery tours, dine arounds, wine tastings, family fun, girl’s night out, beautiful jewelry and more! Simply bid from your cell phone, iPad or computer! Thank you for your support! Together, we can continue to change the lives of homeless women and children in our community.

Thank you to the Community Outreach Team from Bethany Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake!

We are so thankful to the Community Outreach Team from Bethany Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake (www.bethanylc.com/home), who created amazing summertime baskets for the children at our shelter. The kids were so excited to receive these fun baskets filled with so many goodies and made with love! (more…)
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