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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.

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.

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,

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 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!

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

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