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To reduce homelessness among women and children through creative strategies and community partnerships, resulting in lasting self-sufficiency.

To provide Hope, Opportunity, and Support that empowers women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

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10th Annual American Legion Charity Bike Run to Benefit Home of the Sparrow

Please join the Lake in the Hills American Legion Post 1231 and Home of the Sparrow at their 10th Annual American Legion Charity Bike Run! All bikes, vehicles, and ages are welcomed! The Bike Run will take place on Sunday, August 15th, 2021. Registration will begin at 8:00am. Join us for a day of fun with music, raffles, food, and more! Registration costs: $30 per rider and $10 a passenger. For questions, please contact alpbikerun1231@gmail.com or call 224-402-0636.

Upcoming Home of the Sparrow Events in 2021

Please join us at our annual Celebration of Women Luncheon on June 11th, 2021 and our Oktoberfest Golf Scramble on September 13th, 2021! See below for details and registration links! (more…)

Thank you to the Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church for their donation!

We are so thankful for Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church in Huntley, who selected Home of the Sparrow as one of four charities to share in their special community outreach offering. (more…)

Annual My Sister’s Dress Event Canceled for 2021

In light of the pandemic, the 2021 event has been canceled. This decision doesn’t come easy as this longstanding event has provided affordable formalwear while also supporting Home of The Sparrow, Inc. and in the past Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County. (more…)

Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week! Thank you to all of Home of the Sparrow’s Volunteers!

Home of the Sparrow would like to thank our amazing volunteers during #NationalVolunteerAppreciationWeek! Our volunteers are the heart of our organization and help make Home of the Sparrow what it is today. Thank you for helping us change the lives of homeless women and children in McHenry County and Northern Illinois through your service, time, and commitment! You are making a positive impact in our community! (more…)

Check out the Food Shed Co-op! A community-owned grocery store coming soon to McHenry County!

Happy Friday! Please check out the Food Shed Co-op's website at www.foodshed.coop. The Food Shed will be a community-owned grocery store coming soon to McHenry County! Their mission is to build a local food cooperative promoting a healthy, ethical and resilient community!

Registration is Open for the McHenry County Virtual Human Race!

Registration is NOW OPEN for the McHenry County (Virtual) Race! Visit www.mchumanrace.org to register. Join the "Super Sparrows" Team by CLICKING HERE! (more…)

A Tribute to Joy Martin

We are sad to share the news that Joy Martin passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021. Joy was a founding member of Home of the Sparrow, and she was instrumental in making Home of the Sparrow a reality. Joy had a heart of gold and wanted to give others the chance for a better life. As one of our founders, we are so grateful she brought the issue of homelessness to light in McHenry County back in 1984. Thanks to her persistence, vision and guidance, Joy helped Home of the Sparrow become a reality in 1987. (more…)

Faces of Homelessness – Camilla’s Story of Hope

During the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Camilla worked long shifts at a fast food restaurant earning minimum wage. She was unable to afford food, child care, and stable housing for herself and her 6 month old daughter. Struggling to make ends meet and with no close family in town, Camilla suffered from depression and needed help. She reached out to Home of the Sparrow in hopes of finding stabling housing and support. (more…)

Home of the Sparrow is looking for apartments or houses for rent in McHenry County!

Home of the Sparrow is seeking 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units for homeless women and children in the Home of the Sparrow program. Please contact lkellner@HOSparrow.org or wgordon@HOSparrow.org or call (815)271-5444 x 222 for more information. Thank you!

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…)

Updated McHenry County Pads Emergency Church Shelter Locations.

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