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“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face” – Victor Hugo

Come celebrate springtime and sunshine with us at our Hope Comedy Benefit!  Join us for a fun evening filled with laughter and hope, as we raise life-changing funds for homeless women and children in our community! Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and a fabulous dinner served with wine. Be inspired as a former client shares her story of courage and hope, and how her life has changed forever. Comedian John DeBoer, who appeared on Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central, will take us on a mini vacation with lots of laughter. For a sneak peek of John, visit . Bid in our Silent Auction! Mobile Bidding begins Friday, March 29th and is open to the public. Even if you are unable to attend, you can still participate in our silent auction! (more…)

Don’t Miss this Month’s Great Deals at our Thrift Stores

Don't miss this month's great promotional deals going on at our 7 Thrift Stores & Donation Centers! (more…)

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

Check out our March 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…)

Many Thanks to the Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers!

Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers for selecting Home of the Sparrow as one of their Core Charities in 2019! We appreciate the club member's hard work in raising funds throughout the year to support local non-profit organizations in our community. Their $5,000 donation will directly support our transitional shelter, educational programs and supportive services for homeless women and children in McHenry County and Northern Illinois. We are grateful for their generous support! (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