There is no higher priority at the Sparrow’s Nest than the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and volunteers. As news on the coronavirus continues to evolve, the safety of you and your families is our top priority. We’re checking with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health and government agencies for the latest updates and guidance on how to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
We have reopened homeless services with social distancing measures in place.
Please continue to partner with us through prayer as we continue to make decisions to best serve our community.
We provide a variety of programs to help our brothers and sisters in this community. If you would like more information, contact us!
Food for Friends
Breakfast: Fridays 9:30am - 10:30am
Lunch: Fridays 11:45am - 12:45pm
Helps families in crisis by providing hot meals on a weekly basis. The Sparrow’s Nest purchases and distributes over 50,000 pounds of food to Athens’ most needy residents each year.
Friday Afternoon Chapel
Friday 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Shares God’s life-transforming truths with people who struggle with substance use disorders and the homeless— believers and unbelievers alike. In this faith-filled worship service, participants receive the Word, prayer, encouragement, and fellowship.
Monday and Tuesday 9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday & Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Offer the love of God to homeless people through the “Holy Suds Ministry”. This includes laundry and shower facilities, coffee, doughnuts, devotions, and uplifting conversations with caring volunteers.
The Clothes Closet
Monday through Wednesday, & Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Distributes more than 2,000 pounds of free clothing to hundreds of needy people each month, including victims of house fires, single mothers, former inmates, and the homeless.
Social Services Ministry
Monday and Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday and Friday 9:00am- 3:00pm
Assesses clients’ needs and provides assistance with prescription medications, obtaining a Georgia ID or birth certificate, addiction recovery services, and referrals to various other local service agencies.
Tuesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm
Allows clients to search for jobs, work on resumes, print and scan documents, check emails, and connect with family and friends.