WEST ENGLEWOOD— More than a third of women in West Englewood and Humboldt Park have been victims of domestic violence, the highest level in the city, a survey found.
WINGS Alumni Association Valentine’s Day project Operation Shelter Cupid featured in People Magazine.
Operation Shelter Cupid provides bouquets of flowers to ensure that Valentine’s Day is a happy day for our clients. It costs $25 to purchase one bouquet. To become a part of this heartwarming project, please CLICK HERE.
Soulful Sunday: Rebecca Darr of WINGS Program, Inc.
As the CEO of WINGS Program, Inc., Rebecca Darr works everyday towards her mission of ending domestic violence and homelessness. Though she finds her work fulfilling, find out how she likes to relax and unwind after a particularly long day.
Soulful Sunday is a weekly dose of inspiration from busy Chicago women who still manage to stay balanced no matter what their career—or life—throws their way.
By Matt Lindner
The ubiquity and popularity of social media have made it easier for people to keep track of one another.
“Now everybody knows everybody’s family and friends,” says Barbara Helm, a safe adult advocate with domestic violence shelter and victim services provider Family Shelter Service. “Social media has become such a huge part of everybody’s life, and we have to let everybody know what we’re doing every minute of the day.”
This has presented professionals who work with victims of domestic violence with a host of opportunities and challenges.