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New Shelter Minivan Donation Thanks to Friends of HOS & Wickstrom Auto Group!

The 2011 minivan provided by the generous donations of both Friends of Home of the Sparrow and Wickstrom Auto Group will be used for transporting the homeless women and children we drive safely to and from our transitional shelter. job interviews, classes, grocery store trips, doctor visits and so much more requires transportation. Having a

Springtime at the Derby – May 1

Friends of Home of the Sparrow held a Springtime at the Derby Fashion demonstration Luncheon on May 1, 2013 at Wynstone Golf Club in North Barrington. A wonderful event was attended by over 95 women who enjoyed lunch, shopping and fashion tips.

General Info on Homelessness

Click HERE to read about how Affordable Housing has become a nation-wide problem! The National Center on Family Homelessness at American Institutes for Research reports that 2,483,539 children experienced homelessness in the U.S. in 2013 This represents one in every 30 children in the U.S. This is an historic high in the number of homeless

Signs of Domestic Violence and Abuse

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that involves physical violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic situation including marriage, cohabitation and care-taking relationships such as an adult child caring for his/her elderly parent or grandparent.  Domestic violence happens in heterosexual as well as same-sex relationships.  Domestic violence can take