The Strength of a Sparrow

Hope, Opportunity
and Support

We strive to empower women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

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In Fiscal Year 2023:

Individuals Supported


Individuals Entering Permanent Housing

Dedicated Volunteers

Volunteer Hours

Who Is HOS?

Over 36 Years in the Community

Home of the Sparrow opened its doors as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit homeless shelter in 1987. Today, Home of the Sparrow not only provides Transitional Shelter, but also Affordable Housing and Rapid Re-Housing combined with Supportive Services that address the core issues of homelessness.

Our Mission

To reduce the prevalence of homelessness among women, children, families, and individuals through creative strategies and community partnerships that result in lasting self-sufficiency.

Our Vision

To provide Hope, Opportunity and Support that empowers women, children, families, and individuals who are experiencing homelessness as they journey to self-sufficiency.

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