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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Reflecting on WINGS Impact over Fiscal Year 2021

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 23, 2021
  • Chicago, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS recently completed FY2021 and we have been reflecting on our impact to the Chicagoland area. Read updates about WINGS Suburban Safe House, WINGS Metro Safe House, Housing Programs, Children & Family Services and Community Based Programs over the last year.
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Barrington Survivor’s Fund – Comprehensive Domestic Violence Services

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On July 28, 2021
  • Barrington, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, DV agency, DV shelter, End Domestic Violence, safe housing, WINGS
The Barrington Survivors Fund provides comprehensive domestic violence (DV) services to Barrington residents: counseling, hotel stays, transportation, DV training to medical staff and maintenance projects at WINGS Transitional Home in Barrington.
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WINGS Children and Family Services Program – Serving Invisible Victims of Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On June 30, 2021
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, safe housing, WINGS, WINGS Program
Children, so often invisible in the discussion around domestic violence, are at an incredible risk of depression, drug use and even being part of a domestic violence situation themselves. WINGS Children and Family Services Program serves these invisible victims by addressing the root issues and breaking the cycle of violence.
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Four Examples of Domestic Violence Survivors Triumphing Over Financial Abuse

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On June 11, 2021
  • abuse, career assistance, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, emotional abuse, employment, Financial Abuse, job, Money Management, success stories, WINGS
Four Examples of Domestic Violence Survivors Triumphing Over Financial Abuse. Nearly all domestic violence cases involve financial abuse. However, WINGS has seen many stories of triumph and empowerment, which has been fueled by our community of supporters.
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The Number One-Way Abusers Control: Financial Abuse

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On March 31, 2021
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, economic abuse, Financial Abuse, Money Management, northwest chicago, reasons they stay, WINGS, WINGS Program
Financial abuse is the number one reason someone may not be able to leave or may force them to return to an abusive situation. Research has shown up to 99% of all domestic violence cases involve financial abuse. Read about what financial abuse looks like, how it complicates survivors leaving, economic impacts and how WINGS assists these survivors.
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WINGS Metro Safe House Recognizes 5 Year Anniversary

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On February 8, 2021
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, children survivors dv, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, DV safe house, DV shelter, Housing Programs, non-profit, WINGS, WINGS Program
On a cold day in February 2016, WINGS Metro Safe House opened its doors. When it opened, WINGS Metro became the first new domestic violence Safe House in Chicago to be opened in over a decade. This month, WINGS Metro recognizes its 5-year Anniversary.
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WINGS Hospital Program – “Goes Above and Beyond” for Family

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 26, 2021
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence organization, DV agency, DV Hospital Program, End Domestic Violence, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS Hospital Program – “Goes Above and Beyond” for Family. Read on to hear one survivor’s journey through WINGS Hospital Program, in her own words.
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What is domestic violence?

  • Posted by Anna Bard
  • On January 5, 2021
  • domestic abuse, Domestic Violence, intimate partner violence, spousal abuse, WINGS, WINGS Program
Breaking the cycle of domestic violence is at the center of everything we do at WINGS, but what is domestic violence, and how does it present itself in a relationship? Domestic violence is deliberate intimidation, battery, sexual or physical assault and abusive behavior by an intimate partner. Domestic violence is known by many names: domestic […]
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