Home of the Sparrow's mission is to provide Hope, Opportunity and Support that empowers women and children, as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
Home of the Sparrow is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that was established in 1986. Home of the Sparrow serves the community as a transitional shelter program providing housing and supportive services for homeless women and their children in McHenry County and Northern Illinois.
At any given time, up to 65% of residents are children. Since Home of the Sparrow’s program began, over 2,500 women have reached out to Home of the Sparrow, seeking help and hope and ultimately, lives of independence and self-sufficiency.
The doors of Home of the Sparrow are always open. Utilizing all resources available, we strive to meet the needs of as many women and children as possible while keeping our waiting list at a minimum.