A Life-Changing Phone Call – Ximena’s Journey with WINGS

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On December 15, 2023
  • Chicago, 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, independence, inspiration, inspiring survivor, northwest chicago, Shelters, survivor, WINGS, WINGS Fundraiser, WINGS Program
Ximena* was recently awarded WINGS 2023 David K. Hill Award recognizing an inspiring survivor. She shares her journey with WINGS: “Sometimes in life, one phone call can completely change your life. My name is Ximena and this is my story. It’s not how I expected my life to turn out, but I promise you, it has a happy ending.”
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Molly’s Story – “WINGS was a Huge Turning Point in My Life”

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 28, 2023
  • breaking the cycle, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, Escaping domestic violence, families breaking the cycle of violence, family services, Housing Programs, independence, Molly's Story, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Shelters, Turning Point, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS Children’s Advocate, Ilona ran into graduate Molly. After reconnecting, Molly shares how WINGS was a huge turning point in her life.
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New Foglia Family Resource Center Opens for Survivors of Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 20, 2023
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, children's counseling, counseling, counseling northwest suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv counseling, dv counseling free northwest suburbs, End Domestic Violence, family services, FFRC, Foglia Family Resource Center, free child dv counseling, free domestic violence counseling, free dv counseling, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, teen counseling, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS has opened the Foglia Family Resource Center (FFRC), a state-of-the-art counseling center for survivors of domestic violence. The FFRC will provide free domestic violence services and expand community counseling services to adults, teens, and child survivors.
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WINGS Children’s Advocate Ilona’s Touching Reunion with Survivor Molly

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On October 26, 2023
  • celebration of courage, Chicago, 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, independence, inspiration, mission, non-profit, non-profit agencies, Philanthropy, Reunion, Shelters, WINGS, WINGS Program
Just a Normal Resource Fair Until… At a local high school community fair, WINGS Children’s Advocate, Ilona was overseeing a table about WINGS resources. Suddenly she looked up and saw a past client, Molly. Moments later, Ilona was receiving the biggest hug from Molly.
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On September 29, 2023
  • domestic abuse, Domestic Shelters, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, domestic violence FAQ, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, mental health awareness, non-profit, October Domestic Violence Awareness, power and control, Power and control wheel, WINGS, WINGS Program
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Learn more about how common domestic violence is, examples of tactics that abusers use to keep survivors in the relationship, and how domestic violence impacts a survivor’s health. Help is available, you are not alone.
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Domestic Violence and Strangulation…4 Facts and 4 Myths

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On September 20, 2023
  • breath play, choke hold, community-based services, dangers of choking, Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence and choking, Domestic Violence and Strangulation, domestic violence organization, Domestic Violence Services community, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Hopsital Program, partner choking myths, safe to choke, Strangulation, strangulation myths, WINGS, WINGS Hospital Program, WINGS Program
Strangulation is one of the most serious indicators that the violence will escalate. Read more below about domestic violence and strangulation, including 4 facts and 4 myths.
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WINGS Celebration of Courage Honors 15 Inspirational Survivor Graduates

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 25, 2023
  • celebration of courage, chicago metropolitan area, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, domestic violence survivors, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Shelters, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS Annual Celebration of Courage honored 15 survivor graduates and their children through a virtual celebration. Graduates shared inspirational messages and WINGS impact on their journey to freedom.
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WINGS Fiscal Year 2023 in Review – Awards and Growth

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 23, 2023
  • A New Direction, celebration of courage, Charity Navigator, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, DV Hospital Program, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, non-profit agencies, Philanthropy, WINGS, WINGS Program
This past year WINGS expanded the number of survivors served in Community Based Services and earned a total of five national Purple Ribbon Awards. Learn more about WINGS Fiscal Year 2023 in Review.
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WINGS Safe Houses: Frequently Asked Questions and Staff Spotlight on Raquel, Kitchen Coordinator at WINGS Metro

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On June 22, 2023
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence FAQ, domestic violence organization, domestic violence safe house, domestic violence shelter, DV, DV agency, DV FAQs, DV safe house, DV shelter, family services, Housing Programs, kitchen coordinator, northwest chicago, Shelters, WINGS, WINGS Chicago, WINGS Program Inc
A stay at a WINGS Safe House is often the first step towards a new life for those who are fleeing an abuser. Safe House staff share frequently asked questions and we spotlight Raquel, WINGS Metro’s Kitchen Coordinator, who heals through meals.
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WINGS Resale Awarded Outstanding Thrift Shop of the Year from National Domestic Violence Evaluator

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On May 18, 2023
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Shelters, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, donations, DV agency, Housing Programs, non-profit, northwest chicago, Purple Ribbon Awards, Resale, Resale Arlington Heights, Resale Schaumburg, Resale Store Niles, Resale Stores, Resale Stores Chicago, Thrift Store Arlington Heights, Thrift Store Niles, Thrift Store Schaumburg, Thrift Stores Chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
DomesticShelters.org has announced WINGS Resale as one of the winners of the 2023 Purple Ribbon Awards for Outstanding Thrift Shop of the Year. Purple Ribbon awards are judged by a national panel of respected professionals from the domestic violence field.
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