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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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Donate to Home of the Sparrow’s GoFundMe Campaign Today! Help Sustain our Shelter, Housing and Services for Homeless Women and Children!

CLICK HERE to Donate to Home of the Sparrow's GoFundMe Campaign Today! Home of the Sparrow has been serving Homeless women and children since 1987 – For over 34 years the organization has helped thousands of families achieve a better future. As with many non-profit organizations Home of the Sparrow relies on grants, donations, revenue from events and revenue from our eight Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores and Donation Centers and Community Threads Resale Store. (more…)

Join us for Home of the Sparrow’s Golf Outing Online Auction!

Support Home of the Sparrow by participating in our Oktoberfest Online Auction!  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Everyone is welcome to bid! With over 40 packages, there’s something for everyone, including golf foursomes, date nights, local getaways, brewery tours, dine-arounds, wine tastings, fall family fun and more! Simply bid from your cell phone, iPad or computer! (more…)

Check out Home of the Sparrow’s September Newsletter, The Song!

Check out our September Newsletter, The Song, for the latest news on Home of the Sparrow, Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores, and Community Threads! To read the full newsletter, please CLICK HERE!

Check out Home of the Sparrow’s August Newsletter, The Song!

Check out our August Newsletter, The Song, for the latest news on Home of the Sparrow, Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores, and Community Threads! To read the full newsletter, please CLICK HERE!

Home of the Sparrow would like to thank the Wacaser Family & Friends Group and First United Methodist Church for volunteering their time to help Home of the Sparrow this summer!

Happy #ThankfulThursday! Home of the Sparrow would like to thank the Wacaser Family & Friends Group (first picture) and First United Methodist Church (second picture) for volunteering their time to help Home of the Sparrow this summer! (more…)

Updated McHenry County Pads Emergency Church Shelter Locations.

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

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…)
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