giving flight to hopes & dreams

WINGS provides a pathway to independence for adults and children who are escaping from domestic violence and abuse. Our goal is to provide the tools and support necessary to ensure that victims can escape their abusers and begin building new, violence-free lives. 

Every 9 Seconds
in the US a Woman is Assaulted or Beaten

Domestic violence takes many forms and may look very different depending on the relationship. Knowing how to recognize the signs of domestic violence in a relationship is important.

Every 9 Seconds in the US a Woman is Assaulted or Beaten

Domestic violence takes many forms and may look very different depending on the relationship. Knowing how to recognize the signs of domestic violence in a relationship is important.

wings provides victims of domestic violence
and their children an escape route 

Safe Housing 

WINGS provides victims of domestic violence and their children with 33 safe housing options in and around the Chicagoland area to help end the cycle of violence.

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Counseling & Planning

At WINGS, we take a holistic “strength-based” approach that highlights, encourages and develops each client’s strengths. We give flight to our client’s hopes and dreams.

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Mentoring Program

The WINGS Mentoring Program provides ongoing support for individuals who have successfully completed our two-year program and achieved self-sufficiency.

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a journey with wings

When a victim of domestic violence finds WINGS, the world begins to change for the better. At WINGS, we have helped thousands of victims begin a journey that leads away from violence and towards safety, security and independence. 
Are you ready to take the first step to a new beginning?

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Help Us Win $100,000 in Prize Money!

The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® Challenge takes place Oct. 2 – 31, 2017. The annual campaign coincides with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Nearly 100 percent of the funds nonprofits raise or win during the Purple Purse Challenge will go towards providing life-changing services to domestic violence survivors and their families, so they can break free and stay free from abuse.

Join us, by contributing to the campaign or setting up a team!

 

become a wings supporter!

Six Ways You Can Support Our Programs

WINGS is able to assist hundreds of people impacted by domestic violence each year, thanks to the generosity and commitment of others. There are so many ways to help us accomplish our mission. 

visit our resale shops

Our Resale Shops Help Fund Our Programs

WINGS services for families fleeing domestic violence are funded, in part, by proceeds from our three resale stores. These stores are known for their selection of high-end donated merchandise.