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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!

Updated McHenry County Pads Emergency Church Shelter Locations.

Updated McHenry County Pads Emergency Church Shelter Locations Updated January 16th, 2020.

Home of the Sparrow Celebrates 34 Years of Service!

Home of the Sparrow (HOS) opened its doors to their first shelter on December 15, 1986 and was incorporated on February 17, 1987. This was the first shelter for homeless women and children in McHenry County, called the McHenry County Interfaith Shelter, opened to a family – a single mother and her children.

Gail’s Family Treasures’ “Pay it Forward” Partnership

If you donate to a worthy cause, including Home of the Sparrow, Gail’s Family Treasures will donate a painting to YOU!

Spring Cleaning? The Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store in McHenry is in need of donations!

Additional Support to Shelter the Homeless During Severe Weather

In light of the severe weather and cold temperatures, additional support to shelter the homeless has been set up. If you or someone you know is homeless and/or living in places unfit for human habitation, please contact Hope Takes Action at (815) 385-3251. This emergency service will remain available until the temperatures increase to above