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VISION:
To provide Hope, Opportunity and Support that empowers women, children, families, and individuals who are experiencing homelessness as they journey to self-sufficiency.

MISSION:
To reduce the prevalence of homelessness among women, children, families, and individuals through creative strategies and community partnerships that result in lasting self-sufficiency.

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Registration is Open for Home of the Sparrow’s Annual Celebration of Women Luncheon!

Please join us for the Home of the Sparrow's Celebration of Women Luncheon on Friday, March 8th, at the beautiful Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake in the Hills! This year's celebration will include a heartwarming and inspiring presentation by keynote Speaker and life coach Annie Meehan and will feature the inaugural Spirit of the Sparrow Award Ceremony! This fun-packed afternoon will feature Friends, Fundraising, Lunch, Raffles, and Activities. For more information and to purchase your ticket, please follow the link: https://hoscelebrationofwomen.afrogs.org/#/index *Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!!* With Questions or Concerns, Contact LDalypost@Hosparrow.org or call 815-271-5444 x262

Home of the Sparrow Awarded $50,000 True Inspiration Award Grant from Chick-fil-A

(Jan. 9th, 2024) - Woodstock, IL "Home of the Sparrow, a McHenry County nonprofit, has been named the recipient of a $50,000 grant through the annual Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards® program. This grant will help further HOS’ efforts in the community as we continue to reduce the prevalence of homelessness among women, children, families, and individuals in Northern Illinois.  This substantial contribution will primarily support HOS’s Transitional Shelter, community-based housing programs, and wraparound support services.  The funds will enhance the shelter’s capacity to provide a safe and supportive environment, as well as bolster the community-based housing programs, such as Rapid Rehousing and the Affordable Housing Program, which play a vital role in offering stable housing solutions. "   Read the Full Press Release HERE!

Home of the Sparrow’s Headquarters is Closed on 1/9/24 Due to Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, Home of the Sparrow's headquarters office will be closed on 1/9/24. Please be careful on the roads during this predictably dangerous weather, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Palatine Sparrow’s Nest New TEMPORARY Hours

Until further notice, the Palatine Sparrow's Nest will temporarily close at 5:00 pm each day due to staff shortages. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Home of the Sparrow’s Administrative Office’s Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Please note that Home of the Sparrow's administrative office's hours are as follows for the Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule: 11/22/23 - Closed early at 3:00pm 11/23/23 - Closed all day 11/24/23 - Closed all day Our office will reopen per normal operating hours on Monday, November 27th. Thank you!

Thank You for Attending Home of the Sparrow’s Ribbon Cutting Celebration!

Thank you to everyone who attended Home of the Sparrow’s Ribbon Cutting Celebration! The event had a fantastic turnout and was filled with great company, conversations, and connections. We are so excited to be a part of the Woodstock community. Thank you to these businesses who graciously donated refreshments, items for the raffle basket, and their services for our ribbon cutting: Chick-fil-A Algonquin, Ethereal Confections, Kishwaukee Brewing, Rosatis of Woodstock, Starbucks in Woodstock, Sweet Reds Patisserie & Cafe, Tess Hart Photography, and Warp Corps!

Home of the Sparrow’s Holiday Gift Program is HERE!

Home of the Sparrow’s 2023 Holiday Gift Program is here! Help women, children, individuals, and families in your community experiencing homelessness by participating in any of these three programs! With your generosity, we can provide HOPE, OPPORTUNITY, and SUPPORT to those who need it most this holiday season. Gift of HOPE: A gift of HOPE can change the journey of a mother or child for the rest of their lives! You can help give that gift of hope today by visiting HERE to donate (If preferred, checks can be made out to Home of the Sparrow, Inc. and mailed to our headquarters address: 1991 Duncan Place, Woodstock, IL 60098) Gift of OPPORTUNITY: Donate items from our holiday shelter needs wish list! Provide women, children, and individuals experiencing homelessness with basic needs as they move into our shelter or move out into their own housing. This gives them the OPPORTUNITY to focus on achieving self-sufficiency knowing their basic needs are met. The wish list can be found HERE Please drop donations off from our shelter needs wish list to our headquarters office by 12/29/23 Gift of SUPPORT: We are asking donors to purchase gift cards for each family member in our programs this year. This will allow mothers to shop for their children themselves online this holiday season. By adopting a mother or child in our program, you will be providing much-needed...

Home of the Sparrow invites you to attend our Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Celebration at our new Headquarters located in Woodstock on 11/8/23 5pm-7pm!

Home of the Sparrow invites you to attend our Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Celebration at our new Headquarters located in Woodstock! Join us as we celebrate our new space which allows us to better serve the homeless women, children, individuals, and families in our programs! Where: 1991 Duncan Place, Woodstock IL 60098 When: Wednesday, November 8th Time: 5pm-7pm Bring an item off our Shelter Wishlist to be entered into a raffle! Our top 5 wish list needs: - Gas gift cards - Queen & Twin bedding sets - Pots & pans - Drinkware sets - Grocery gift cards To view our entire wish list, go to: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/IABNU3CCC2M2... If you are planning to attend the event, please RSVP to LDalypost@Hosparrow.org by 11/1/23

Home of the Sparrow’s Annual Open Board Meeting 10/26/23 @ 8am!

Please join Home of the Sparrow for our Annual Open Board Meeting! The meeting will be held at 1991 Duncan Place, Woodstock, IL on October 26th, 2023 at 8:00am with a light breakfast served as of 7:30am. Please RSVP to RSteimke@Hosparrow.org by 10/12/23. We hope to see you there!

Home of the Sparrow’s Administrative Offices are Closed Friday 9/22 and will reopen 10/1

Our administrative offices will be closed on Friday, 9/22/2023 in preparation for the move and will re-open on Monday, 10/1/2023 at our new location. The main office phone, (815)-271-5444, and fax, (815)-271-5406, numbers will remain the same and will be open during the move. Our programs and services will remain open during this time to best serve our clients. The new location will better serve homeless women, children, individuals and families in our community. Client intake, group programming and various classes will be held onsite as well drop offs from our shelter wish list, holiday giving program and cash donations. We are grateful for this opportunity which was made possible by the generosity of some of our special donors.  

Home of the Sparrow’s Headquarters is Relocating to Woodstock Effective 10/1/2023

Home of the Sparrow’s Headquarters is Relocating to Woodstock Effective 10/1/2023. Woodstock, IL Home of the Sparrow is excited to announce we will be relocating from 4209 W Shamrock Lane in McHenry to 1991 Duncan Place in Woodstock, IL. Our administrative offices will be closed on Friday, 9/22/2023 in preparation for the move and will re-open on Monday, 10/1/2023 at our new location. The main office phone, (815)-271-5444, and fax, (815)-271-5406, numbers will remain the same and will be open during the move. Our programs and services will remain open during this time to best serve our clients. The new location will better serve homeless women, children, individuals and families in our community. Client intake, group programming and various classes will be held onsite as well drop offs from our shelter wish list, holiday giving program and cash donations. We are grateful for this opportunity which was made possible by the generosity of some of our special donors. Home of the Sparrow currently operates a Transitional Shelter, 25 Affordable Housing Units, 5 Subsidized Apartment Units, a Supported Employment Program, six Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores: McHenry, Woodstock, Cary, Palatine, Mundelein and Third Lake, and one Community Threads Thrift Store: Arlington Heights. For more information about Home of the Sparrow or to volunteer please visit our website at www.hosparrow.org or call (815)-271-5444.

Home of the Sparrow’s Community Care Night at Chick-fil-A in Algonquin on Wednesday, 9/13, 8am-8pm!

Help Support Home of the Sparrow with Chick-fil-A!🐔 Stop by Chick-fil-A in Algonquin on Wednesday, 9/13, from 8am - 8pm for a chance to give back to Home of the Sparrow! During this event, a share of the profits from each order goes back into Home of the Sparrow's programs and services! Just mention Home of the Sparrow when ordering or enter code "sparrow" when ordering in the Chick-fil-A App!     Also, make sure you vote for Home of the Sparrow in the Chick-fil-A app before September 23rd! Home of the Sparrow is one of only 5 regional finalists for the 2024 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Award grant! Vote now for Home of the Sparrow and help us further our ability to provide support and services to homeless women, children, individuals, and families across McHenry County and Northern Illinois.   Voting is open from September 1st through September 23rd. HOW TO VOTE: Sign into your Chick-fil-A One account (or create one) in the Chick-fil-A app Select ‘Rewards’ at the bottom of the screen Select ‘News’ on the top left of the screen Click the ‘Vote Now’ button Select Your Region Read about this year’s regional finalists and cast your vote for Home of the Sparrow

Administrative Office: 1991 Duncan Place Woodstock, IL 60098    |    Phone: 815-271-5444    |    E-mail: info@hosparrow.org

Administrative Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm, Friday 8:30am-4:00pm, CLOSED Saturday-Sunday and Holidays