Milestones, Highlights, Expansions and Awards: WINGS FY2022 in Review

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 18, 2022
  • celebration of courage, Charity Navigator, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, DV Hospital Program, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, non-profit agencies, Philanthropy, WINGS, WINGS Program
Milestones, Highlights, Expansions and Awards: WINGS FY2022 in Review. Learn about WINGS outcomes and solutions to end domestic violence.
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BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Survivors

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On July 26, 2022
  • Bebe Moore Campbell, BIPOC Mental Health, BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, mental health, Mental Health Screening, northwest chicago, Pandemic, WINGS, WINGS Program
July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness month. Learn about how mental health intersects with domestic violence, tips for BIPOC individuals and resources.
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A New Direction Joins WINGS Community-Based Services

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On June 23, 2022
  • A New Direction, AND DV services, Beverly, Chicago, community-based services, counseling, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence counseling, DV agency, dv counseling, Morgan Park, WINGS, WINGS Program
A New Direction, created in 2011, provides community-based counseling services to clients in the Beverly/Morgan Park and surrounding communities along with education and advocacy. This year, A New Direction (AND) has joined WINGS network of community-based services.
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Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Relationships: Myths, Similarities and Ways to be Supportive

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On June 21, 2022
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, LGBTQ Domestic violence, LGBTQ DV similarities, LGBTQ myths, LGBTQ relationships, LGBTQ Survivors, northwest chicago, Ways to Advocate for LGBTQ, WINGS, WINGS Program
Unfortunately, domestic violence occurs across all genders, sexual orientations, socioeconomic levels, cultures, and religions. Due to marginalization, LGBTQ individuals are vulnerable to domestic violence. Since June is Pride month, WINGS highlights domestic violence in LGBTQ relationships: myths, similarities, and ways to be supportive.
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month; 3 Myths and 6 Tips About Mental Health

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On May 11, 2022
  • 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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WINGS Safe House Staff Discuss 4 Takeaways from the Netflix Show – Maid

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On April 19, 2022
  • chicago metropolitan area, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, Maid, Netflix, Safe House, Shelters, WINGS, WINGS Program
This fall on Netflix, Maid was frequently in the top ten viewed series. Based on a memoir of Stephanie Land, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, a mother and her young toddler daughter leave an abuser. Below are 4 Takeaways from the show, discussed by two of WINGS front-line domestic violence shelter workers.
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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On February 1, 2022
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Read about the factors that make teens more susceptible to abuse, warning signs and ways to speak to teens about Teen Dating Violence.
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WINGS Launches Innovative Survivor Lifeline Mentoring Program

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 19, 2022
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Housing Programs, mentoring, mentoring program, non-profit, northwest chicago, Pandemic, Survivor Lifeline, WINGS, WINGS Program
Spring 2021, WINGS launched its innovative Survivor Lifeline Mentoring Program. Read more to learn about how this program came to be, how it changes lives and how you can make a difference.
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Child Parent Psychotherapy – Building Bonds Between Parents and Young Children

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On December 13, 2021
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, WINGS, WINGS Program
As youth continue to enter WINGS Safe Houses with alarmingly higher levels of trauma, WINGS compassionate Children’s Advocates remain dedicated to providing the most effective interventions and receive the latest trainings. Child Parent Psychotherapy, for the youngest survivors ages zero to five, builds bonds between parents and young children.
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Why I Support WINGS & How You Can Help on #GivingTuesday

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 19, 2021
  • #GivingTuesday, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, non-profit, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, WINGS, WINGS Program
#GivingTuesday is a world-wide day to celebrate giving. This year #GivingTuesday is November 30th. Learn how you can get involved and why our community members support WINGS mission to end domestic violence.
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