Home of the Sparrow

The Home of the Sparrow has been partnering with women facing homelessness to secure housing in order to achieve stability for the future. With this in mind, they have undertaken the Catherine Twomey House initiative. This project involved the conversion of a large home into a 5-unit apartment for older women, living below the poverty line. It is in close proximity to public transportation, healthcare, grocery, and community resources. Built in 1919 and located in Coatesville, it will house up to 6 women in need at any given time.


Many members of the HBA generously donated their time, talent, and resources to help turn this project into reality, including: 

McKee Builders

Bob Wagner’s Flooring


Sherwin Williams

Ferguson Enterprises

Tague Lumber

AJACS Painting

Lighting By Design

Santa’s Heating & AC

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Devon Office

Vince Pennoni

Frank Iacobucci

Nolen Builders

Pohlig Builders

and HBA community service co-chairs Carrie Sullivan and Francine Dague


Read more about this project and the ribbon cutting ceremony covered in Main Line Today Magazine.

Read more about HBA member Frank McKee's contribtions to the project as covered in the Daily Local News.

Read more about the project as covered by HBA member Francine Dague in the TownLively.



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