Our newest facility — WINGS Metro — opened on Valentine’s Day 2016.
The new shelter provides 40 women and children with a safe place to escape the devastating effects of domestic violence each and every night.
In cooperation with Metropolitan Family Services and Greater Southwest Development Corporation, WINGS came together in 2013 and began plans to build the first domestic violence shelter to be built Chicago in over a decade.
The City of Chicago, with support from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, provided a grant and donated the land and innumerous donors worked tirelessly to bring the project to life. The WINGS metro site converted a former Police District facility and constructed a new annex to the building.
WINGS Metro features 40 shelter beds, a suite-style living environment, state-of-the-art kitchen, meeting rooms, laundry facilities, private garden and play space, a multi-purpose room, computer lab and lounge. WINGS Metro provides women and children who are seeking refuge and a pathway to freedom and self-sufficiency with everything they need to get their lives on track.
With the new shelter up and running, WINGS has increased the number of shelter beds in the City of Chicago by 36%.
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