Connecting victims of domestic violence with the counseling and services they need to escape the cycle of violence is critical. For that reason, WINGS works closely with local hospitals including Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights and at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.
WINGS representatives work on-site to provide intervention services in emergency rooms to help individuals who have been harmed by their abusers obtain help. They are available to provide support to victims and to help them understand how to begin formulating a safety plan. They can also help connect victims to resources such as counseling services, legal advocacy, and assistance in obtaining orders of protection.
WINGS also offers training to emergency room medical personnel and staff to help them identify the signs of potential abuse and to educate them about resources available to victims of domestic violence.