WINGS Pioneers Coordinated Response for Survivors Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On May 1, 2024
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WINGS is embarking on one of the first of its kind coordinated collaboration to improve access to care for survivors recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) in the Chicagoland area. WINGS and eight domestic violence partner agencies are working with local hospitals to provide a toolkit and develop procedures for domestic violence survivors recovering from TBIs. As a result, survivors will receive all eligible resources ranging from additional scans, to housing, to assistance with setting and meeting goals.
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month; 3 Myths and 6 Tips About Mental Health

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On April 29, 2024
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence organization, dv survivors, mental health, Mental Health Awareness Month, mental health domestic violence, mental health DV, mental health tips, mental illness, mental illness myths, WINGS, WINGS Program
Did you know that mental health and domestic violence are often intertwined? The trauma caused from domestic abuse puts survivors at risk for developing mental health conditions including depression, anxiety and PTSD. Learn about 3 mental illness myths and 6 tips to improve your own mental health and well-being.
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How WINGS Resale Helps Clients

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 30, 2024
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, in-kind donations, independence, non-profit, non-profit agencies, Resale Arlington Heights, Resale Niles, Resale Nrothwest Chicago Suburbs, Resale Schaumburg, Resale Suburbs, Shop Resale, suburban thrifting, Thrifting, WINGS, WINGS Program, WINGS Resale, WINGS Resale Arlington Heights, WINGS Resale Niles, WINGS Resale Schaumburg
Over the last seven years, WINGS Resale Stores have provided more than $183,000 worth of donations to survivors. Have you ever wondered how donations get to clients?
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A Dream Come True – Take a Peek at WINGS New Foglia Family Resource Center

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 26, 2024
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children's counseling, children's counseling domestic violence, children's counseling dv, community resources, community-based services, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency chicago, domestic violence agency chicago suburbs, domestic violence organization, domestic violence resource center, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, family dv counseling, family services, Foglia Family Resource Center, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, parenting groups, WINGS, WINGS Program
Take a peek at WINGS new 5,218 square foot Foglia Family Resource Center (FFRC), including its meditation room, children’s group counseling rooms, and staff reflections on a dream come true.
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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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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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