WINGS Client Shares Heartfelt Thank You for Quilt

  • Posted by Anna Bard
  • On November 18, 2019
  • Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence illinois, WINGS, WINGS Blog, WINGS Client, WINGS Stories
First served through the WINGS Hospital Program, a client shares her heartfelt thank you note for a quilt. Not only was the gift impactful, it also symbolized the impact of WINGS on her life and the lives of her two children. “Since I can remember my grandfather was the one person in this world I […]
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November Kicks Off the Season of Giving!

  • Posted by Anna Bard
  • On November 4, 2019
  • domestic violence agency, donate illinois, Holiday donations, Season of giving, WINGS
As we head into the end of the year, the charitable spirit seems to sweep in and call each of us to acts of kindness during the holiday season.  WINGS is grateful for the support of those who choose our organization as a recipient of their acts of kindness.  Keep reading for five ways you […]
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A WINGS Graduate Honored

  • Posted by Anna Bard
  • On October 14, 2019
  • Domestic Violence, Purple Tie Ball, Stop domestic violence, WINGS
Jessica* came to WINGS Safe House with her daughter. Through WINGS domestic violence education groups, case management, and counseling with Life Span, she displayed an amazing strength and made a huge list of goals she wanted to accomplish.  She tackled each goal one by one. She established her credit, bought a car, got a job, […]
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Posted by Anna Bard
  • On October 1, 2019
  • Domestic Violence, October, October Domestic Violence Awareness, WINGS
Domestic Violence Awareness Month was established in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to bring together advocates across the country that are on the front lines of battling the very serious issue of domestic violence.  It is defined as “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part […]
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Help us kick off WINGS 35th Anniversary at WINGS Purple Tie Ball!

  • Posted by Anna Bard
  • On September 23, 2019
  • 35 Years, 35th Anniversary, End Domestic Violence, Philanthropy, Purple Tie Ball, WINGS, WINGS Fundraiser, WINGS Program
This year’s Purple Tie Ball will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Westin Hotel in Itasca. The event is traditionally held during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year is very special as the event will kick off a yearlong celebration of WINGS 35th anniversary.  Under the leadership of our co-chairs, Melissa […]
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ALAS – Advocating for LatinX Achieving Self-Sufficiency

  • Posted by Anna Bard
  • On September 16, 2019
  • advocacy, advocating, bicultural, bilingual, Domestic Violence, latina, latinx, latinx support, mentor, Volunteer
ALAS, a program of WINGS, serves men and women in the community who are experiencing domestic violence.  The goal of the program is to identify and support LatinX clients in their life decisions by encouraging them to build upon their strengths, resources, and support networks. ALAS provides support using the clients’ native language for communication, […]
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Donations Are More Than They Appear To Be

  • Posted by Anna Bard
  • On September 3, 2019
  • back to school, children services, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, donations, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, in-kind donations, WINGS, WINGS Program
Things we take for granted everyday become so much more when you have lost everything.  They can hinder you or make you soar.  What would you do if the ‘right’ decision meant losing everything?  Who would you turn to? “I didn’t know how I was going to leave when I had nothing for me and […]
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Mikes Bike Shop Donates Bicycles to WINGS Survivors

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 13, 2019
  • bicycles, bikes, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, donations, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Palatine, Philanthropy, transportation, WINGS, WINGS Program
For many years, Wayne at Mikes Bike Shop located in Palatine, has been donating bicycles to WINGS clients. The bicycles have provided access to transportation for domestic violence survivors who often come to WINGS with only the clothes on their backs.
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Empowered WINGS Graduate Becomes Alderman of Prospect Heights

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 8, 2019
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, independence, inspiration, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, Prospect Heights, WINGS, WINGS Graduate
Empowered WINGS Graduate Becomes Alderman of Prospect Heights. Michelle, a WINGS graduate of 25 years ago, recently was voted Alderman of Prospect Heights.
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Fun Experiences for Child Survivors Help End Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On July 31, 2019
  • Backyard Experience, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, mane in heaven, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Shelters, UniverSoul Circus, WINGS, WINGS Program, WNBA
In addition to essential clinical services like children’s counseling and parenting classes; WINGS Children and Family Services program also provides fun experiences for child survivors. These experiences are called family enrichment activities, and help foster family bonding and relaxation.
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