WINGS Mural Featured on Wintrust Building in Chicago

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On December 10, 2020
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence agency chicago, DV agency, mural, non-profit, WINGS Program, wintrust
WINGS is honored to be featured on the Wintrust Building along the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago for six weeks through the month of December 2020. This colorful and impactful mural will highlight WINGS mission to end domestic violence.
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8-Year-Old Kelly Donates New Gifts from own Candle Making Business

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On December 1, 2020
  • candle making, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, child entrepreneur, child philanthropist, children, Children giving back, children services, children survivors dv, crafting, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, donations, entrepreneur, lite up your moments by kelly, pandemic crafting, Philanthropy, WINGS, WINGS Program
Eight-year-old Kelly made many children smile when she recently donated new toys for children at our WINGS Metro Safe House. She was able to make this caring donation as a result of her successful, customized candle making business: Lite Up Your Moments By Kelly.
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Why I Give to WINGS – A Story of Overcoming Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 23, 2020
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, 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
Why I Give to WINGS - A Story of Overcoming Domestic Violence. A WINGS donor shared her daughter’s story to let other women know that there is hope.
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Will We Have a Safe Place to Sleep? – WINGS Safe Houses Provide Emergency Shelter Despite Pandemic

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On October 9, 2020
  • Chicago, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Housing Programs, non-profit, northwest chicago, Pandemic, Philanthropy, Safe Place, WINGS Program
Will We Have a Safe Place to Sleep? – WINGS Safe Houses Provide Emergency Shelter Despite Pandemic. Having a safe place to sleep and to recover is critical for survivors of domestic violence, so they can begin to rebuild their lives.
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On October 6, 2020
  • chicago metropolitan area, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, non-profit, WINGS Program
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! WINGS examines COVID-19 impacts & highlights types of abuse: Emotional, Financial, Spiritual & Stalking.
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A Chance Meeting Began 12 Years of Mentoring

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 11, 2020
  • Chicago, Chicago suburbs, DV agency, mentor, northwest chicago, Project Lifeline, Volunteer, volunteer domestic violence agency, WINGS Program
At a luncheon, Judy Peterson sat next to someone from WINGS. She asked about WINGS and learned all about Project Lifeline. Little did she know the impact of a chance meeting that would begin 12 years of mentoring.
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Overcoming a Mountain of Doubt – Survivor Samantha’s Story

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On July 2, 2020
  • Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, non-profit
Overcoming a Mountain of Doubt - Survivor Samantha's Story. Samantha, a domestic violence survivor, reflects on her journey to independence. She shares in her own words how WINGS supported her family to thrive without their abuser.
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WINGS Receives 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 6, 2020
  • BBB, Charity Navigator, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence organization, DV agency, Guidestar, non-profit, WINGS, WINGS Program
For the second year in a row, WINGS recently earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency. This is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid. Learn more about this honor, other recognitions WINGS has received and, if you are planning to donate, information about making 2020 charitable deductions.
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Life in the Time of Quarantine

  • Posted by Katie Zwiener
  • On May 13, 2020
  • Chicago, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Coronavirus, COVID-19, domestic violence agency, DV agency, Pandemic
Life in the Time of Quarantine - WINGS Children's Advocate Ashley interviewed. Read an excerpt from Michelle Lozano's blog "Life in the Time of Quarantine".  
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A COVID-19 update and our Anniversary

  • Posted by Katie Zwiener
  • On April 24, 2020
  • Chicago, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Coronavirus, COVID-19, domestic violence agency, DV agency, Pandemic
COVID-19 Update Over the past several weeks, I have shared with you the hardships WINGS has been experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has altered all of our lives and we have had to adapt to the “new normal.” Despite the new challenges, we continue forward in our important work with amazing staff who […]
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