- 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 services to Barrington residents: counseling, hotel stays, transportation, training to medical professionals and updates to the Barrington Transitional home.
In 2020, over twenty calls to the Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline were from the 60010-zip code. The actual number is likely higher due to those who don’t give their address.
Barrington Survivors Fund – Critical and Comprehensive Resources
Created with assistance from the Barrington Area Community Foundation, Barrington Survivors Fund provides survivors from Barrington contacting the 24-Hour Crisis Line or WINGS counseling line with needed resources ranging from:
- Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence Counseling,
- Emergency housing through a hotel-based model, including needed meals and supplies for domestic violence survivors,
- Transportation assistance to flee a dangerous situation, attend job interviews, arrive to benefits appointments or address health concerns.
Training to Medical Professionals
Emergency rooms are often the first point of care for victims of domestic violence. Recognizing the need to meet survivors where they are at, a portion of the Barrington Survivors Fund provides training to medical professionals at medical institutions in Barrington of the prevalence of domestic violence, WINGS services and effective ways to screen patients for domestic violence.
Maintaining a Transitional Home
Support will also be utilized for projects that arise at WINGS Barrington Transitional home. As a result of being provided with a well-maintained home for families who have suffered the trauma of domestic violence, the concept that they are worthy of a non-abusive home is reinforced.
We Need Your Help!
WINGS is looking to match a donation from the Barrington Area Community Foundation to amplify the impact of this fund.
Can you help us provide these life-saving services to Barrington survivors and empower us to meet this match?
Are you from Barrington and in need of domestic violence counseling or safe housing?
**You must be a resident of Barrington to access these particular services.
For Counseling: Call 847-519-7828, answered Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm and mention your town.
For Emergency Shelter: Call the 24-Hour Crisis Line: 847-221-5680