WINGS Staff Reflect on One Million Nights of Shelter Milestone

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On October 13, 2021
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Housing Programs, non-profit, Shelters, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS Chief Program Officer, La Tonya Walker, and WINGS Senior Manager of Housing Services, Christy G., recently reflected on WINGS one million nights of shelter milestone and how the agency has evolved, throughout their long tenures with WINGS, to best assist survivors.
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Reflecting on WINGS Impact over Fiscal Year 2021

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 23, 2021
  • Chicago, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS recently completed FY2021 and we have been reflecting on our impact to the Chicagoland area. Read updates about WINGS Suburban Safe House, WINGS Metro Safe House, Housing Programs, Children & Family Services and Community Based Programs over the last year.
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Four Examples of Domestic Violence Survivors Triumphing Over Financial Abuse

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On June 11, 2021
  • abuse, career assistance, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, emotional abuse, employment, Financial Abuse, job, Money Management, success stories, WINGS
Four Examples of Domestic Violence Survivors Triumphing Over Financial Abuse. Nearly all domestic violence cases involve financial abuse. However, WINGS has seen many stories of triumph and empowerment, which has been fueled by our community of supporters.
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The Number One-Way Abusers Control: Financial Abuse

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On March 31, 2021
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, economic abuse, Financial Abuse, Money Management, northwest chicago, reasons they stay, WINGS, WINGS Program
Financial abuse is the number one reason someone may not be able to leave or may force them to return to an abusive situation. Research has shown up to 99% of all domestic violence cases involve financial abuse. Read about what financial abuse looks like, how it complicates survivors leaving, economic impacts and how WINGS assists these survivors.
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What is domestic violence?

  • Posted by Anna Bard
  • On January 5, 2021
  • domestic abuse, Domestic Violence, intimate partner violence, spousal abuse, WINGS, WINGS Program
Breaking the cycle of domestic violence is at the center of everything we do at WINGS, but what is domestic violence, and how does it present itself in a relationship? Domestic violence is deliberate intimidation, battery, sexual or physical assault and abusive behavior by an intimate partner. Domestic violence is known by many names: domestic […]
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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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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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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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