The number of individuals served grows each year in keeping with increased needs. In 2011, HOS programs served 105 individuals; in 2012, that was 123; in 2013, HOS served 159 persons; in 2014, that number was 224 women and children, and during the 2015 fiscal year, 553 individuals found help through HOS programs. During the 2016 fiscal year, HOS again exceeded their goal by serving 831 individuals.



•  831 individuals served– 33% increase in individuals served over FY2015

•  70% of the individuals exiting transitional settings entered permanent housing

•  Shelter served 42 women and 55 children

•  The average length of stay in the shelter is 4.9 months

•  SAP served 9 women and 10 children

•  RRH served 25 women and 41 children; 17 new families were housed

•  AHP served25 women and 41 children—25 households

•  Outreach & Prevention served 254 women and 328 children

•  Number of individuals and group volunteers at all time high–741 individuals, 57 groups

•  90% of all income goes toward HOS program, administrative and fundraising expenses

•  2% increase of private/foundation/corporation grant revenue over FY2015

•  7% increase Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store Sales over FY2015

•  Logistics Team logs 1,500 miles a week picking up and delivering donations and helping clients move (or 6,500 miles a month – 8,000 per year)

•  The Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores gave 563,000 lbs. of clothing and 360,000 lbs. of hard goods to recyclers, bringing in $46,000 to the agency

•  The Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores have been awarded Best Resale Shop in McHenry County in the Reader’s Choice “Best of the Fox” Voting for 6th consecutive year