May is Mental Health Awareness Month; 3 Myths and 6 Tips About Mental Health

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On May 11, 2022
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence organization, dv survivors, mental health, Mental Health Awareness Month, mental health domestic violence, mental health DV, mental health tips, mental illness, mental illness myths, WINGS, WINGS Program
Did you know that mental health and domestic violence are often intertwined? The trauma caused from domestic abuse puts survivors at risk for developing mental health conditions including depression, anxiety and PTSD. Learn about 3 mental illness myths and 6 tips to improve your own mental health and well-being.
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WINGS Safe House Staff Discuss 4 Takeaways from the Netflix Show – Maid

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On April 19, 2022
  • chicago metropolitan area, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, Maid, Netflix, Safe House, Shelters, WINGS, WINGS Program
This fall on Netflix, Maid was frequently in the top ten viewed series. Based on a memoir of Stephanie Land, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, a mother and her young toddler daughter leave an abuser. Below are 4 Takeaways from the show, discussed by two of WINGS front-line domestic violence shelter workers.
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Volunteers Empower WINGS Mission to End Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On April 14, 2022
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, DV agency, National Volunteer Month, National Volunteer Week, non-profit, Volunteer, volunteer chicago, volunteer domestic violence agency, volunteer domestic violence shelter, volunteer opportunities, volunteering near me, volunteering with WINGS, WINGS
April is National Volunteer Month. Over FY2021, WINGS had 1,789 volunteers donate 45,180 hours. This is the equivalent of 22 full-time employees, and this service was completed during a pandemic. Volunteers empower WINGS mission to end domestic violence and donate their time in many ways. Learn what motivates some of WINGS volunteers and read how they are assisting survivors in transforming their lives.
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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On February 1, 2022
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Read about the factors that make teens more susceptible to abuse, warning signs and ways to speak to teens about Teen Dating Violence.
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WINGS Launches Innovative Survivor Lifeline Mentoring Program

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 19, 2022
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Housing Programs, mentoring, mentoring program, non-profit, northwest chicago, Pandemic, Survivor Lifeline, WINGS, WINGS Program
Spring 2021, WINGS launched its innovative Survivor Lifeline Mentoring Program. Read more to learn about how this program came to be, how it changes lives and how you can make a difference.
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Child Parent Psychotherapy – Building Bonds Between Parents and Young Children

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On December 13, 2021
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, WINGS, WINGS Program
As youth continue to enter WINGS Safe Houses with alarmingly higher levels of trauma, WINGS compassionate Children’s Advocates remain dedicated to providing the most effective interventions and receive the latest trainings. Child Parent Psychotherapy, for the youngest survivors ages zero to five, builds bonds between parents and young children.
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Why I Support WINGS & How You Can Help on #GivingTuesday

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 19, 2021
  • #GivingTuesday, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, non-profit, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, WINGS, WINGS Program
#GivingTuesday is a world-wide day to celebrate giving. This year #GivingTuesday is November 30th. Learn how you can get involved and why our community members support WINGS mission to end domestic violence.
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A Day in the Life of a Children’s Advocate Intern

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 18, 2021
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
Hello! My name is Julianne* and I’ve been a WINGS Children’s Advocate Intern since May. I’m working in a Master’s Degree program and set to graduate in the Spring of 2022. Read more below about what a day in the life of a Children's Advocate Intern is like.
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WINGS Staff Reflect on One Million Nights of Shelter Milestone

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On October 13, 2021
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Housing Programs, non-profit, Shelters, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS Chief Program Officer, La Tonya Walker, and WINGS Senior Manager of Housing Services, Christy G., recently reflected on WINGS one million nights of shelter milestone and how the agency has evolved, throughout their long tenures with WINGS, to best assist survivors.
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WINGS Program, Inc. Provides One Million Nights of Safe Housing

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On September 9, 2021
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Milestone, million nights, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS Program, Inc. Provides One Million Nights of Safe Housing and Shelter. “To me, one million nights of housing represents the journeys of thousands of resilient individuals who persevered," Rebecca Darr shares.
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