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Advocates Work to Keep Domestic Violence Victims Safe on Social Media

August 2, 2017
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, […]

WINGS Graduate Gives Joy to other victims of domestic violence

February 9, 2017
People Magazine Online/February 2017 In 2005, Sarah McClarey woke up in a domestic violence shelter on Valentine’s Day and decided that she needed to feel some beauty and love. Determined to celebrate her freedom after being beaten and verbally abused for four years, the Chicago mom of two went out to a flower shop after […]

WINGS fundraiser focuses on victims of domestic violence

December 29, 2016
Chicago Tribune/December 2016 The 13th annual Sweet Home Chicago fundraiser was held Dec. 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel to benefit WINGS, an agency that provides safe houses and support for families affected by domestic violence. The family-friendly brunch raised over $1 million and attracted more than 400 supporters, including 202 children, who enjoyed an […]

Denise Brown Continues To Raise Money For Domestic Violence Victims

October 21, 2016
CBS2/October 2016 CHICAGO (CBS) – Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, is in town this week to raise money for domestic violence victims. 22-years ago, the O.J. Simpson saga brought domestic violence to the national spotlight. Since then, Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, has fought to end it, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov […]

Benefit committee gears up for ‘WINGS in Chicago’

June 27, 2016
Daily Herald/August 2016 On Saturday, September 17, WINGS Program, Inc. will host its second annual benefit to support WINGS Metro, Chicago’s first new domestic violence shelter to open in more than 10 years. The benefit committee is gearing up as John and Rita Canning along with The Foglia Family Foundation will match dollar for dollar […]

New Domestic Violence Shelter Opens This Weekend In Chicago

February 11, 2016
CBS2/February 2016 (CBS) — This weekend, a new shelter for victims of domestic violence will open its doors on Chicago’s southwest side. It’s the first time in over a decade that a shelter of this kind has been built in the city. CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports. Eight years ago, Versagnette Blackman Bosia would have […]