WINGS New Data System Saves Time and Improves Services to Survivors

  • Posted by Katie Zwiener
  • On April 20, 2020
Through generous grant funding, WINGS has implemented a new cloud-based client data system. This enhancement has numerous benefits including saving staff time, producing accurate data and ultimately improving services to survivors of domestic violence. Data is essential for any organization. Often people will ask questions like: “How many people have you helped?”… “What are the […]
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A Springtime Message from our CEO

  • Posted by Katie Zwiener
  • On April 12, 2020
  • CEO, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, DV agency, Easter, non-profit, non-profit agencies, Springtime, WINGS, WINGS Program
This picture represents something WINGS does every year with the help of faith communities and other generous donors…Easter/Spring Baskets for the children in our programs.  This year, we have 213 baskets that have been assembled by generous donors.  Due to the shelter in place order, we will need to delay the delivery of these baskets, […]
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3 Things to Smile About This Week

  • Posted by Katie Zwiener
  • On April 9, 2020
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, Easter, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
This week, cases of COVID-19 are escalating and the challenges the world is facing can feel overwhelming. As an organization, we are working as hard as we can to keep up, and we’re sure you are too. We’d like to invite you to pour yourself a cup of tea, sit back, and take a break […]
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4 Ways that COVID-19 is affecting WINGS (and 2 things you can do to help)

  • Posted by Anna Bard
  • On March 27, 2020
  • chicagoland nonprofit, COVID, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, WINGS
  The pandemic is causing immense challenges to Chicagoland-based domestic violence organizations like WINGS. What are they, and why do we need you?   As the impact of the COVID-19 virus expands, WINGS continues to serve our clients by providing resources and housing to people suffering from domestic violence. Although it is hard to predict […]
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WINGS Responds to Media about Impacts of COVID-19

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On March 23, 2020
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, non-profit, northwest chicago, Pandemic, Rebecca Darr
  While social distancing is best practice, home is not a safe place for victims of domestic violence. With tensions running high, abusers have increased access to victims as survivors can no longer go to work or visit friends. Although it is hard to predict the lasting impact of this epidemic, it is clear that […]
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An update from our CEO in response to COVID-19

  • Posted by Katie Zwiener
  • On March 18, 2020
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, donations, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Pandemic, WINGS, WINGS Program
Dear Friends of WINGS,   The past week has been one of unprecedented events in the history of our country and state. As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, terms like social distancing and remote working are being heard more and more as a directive from our leaders.   At WINGS, we are taking these […]
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Basket of Kindness – 99-Year-Old Donor Knits Hats for WINGS Children

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 3, 2020
  • Chicago, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, clothing donations, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, donations, End Domestic Violence, hats, in-kind donations, knit, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS
Basket of Kindness - 99-Year-Old Donor Knits Hats for WINGS Children. Basket of Kindness-99-Year-Old Donor Knits Hats for WINGS Children. Ms. Spanier’s kind gesture warmed the hearts of many. Chicago Tribune features the story.
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Five Harmful Responses to Domestic Violence Survivors

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On March 9, 2020
  • Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, non-profit, northwest chicago, Support dv survivors, WINGS
Five Harmful Responses to Domestic Violence Survivors...And 10 Appropriate Responses. Perhaps well-meaning, friends and family can easily share uniformed opinions that can hurt survivors of domestic violence. Here are five common responses that are harmful.
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Empower Survivors this International Women’s Day

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On March 3, 2020
  • Butterfly Club, chicago metropolitan area, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, End Domestic Violence, International Women's Day, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, WINGS, WINGS Program
This International Women's Day, we celebrate women worldwide for their tenacity and collaboration in bettering themselves, their families and the world.  Lena* is one of those women and without WINGS and its partners, she would be in a very different place than she is today.
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Teen Advocate Turns Handicrafts Into Donations

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On February 18, 2020
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, youth making a difference
Teen Advocate Turns Handicrafts Into Donations - In today’s blog as part of our Stories of Impact series, we honor Maci who advocates for WINGS domestic violence services & sells amazing handicrafts to raise funds.
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