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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WINGS Responds to Media about Impacts of COVID-19

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On March 23, 2020
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, non-profit, northwest chicago, Pandemic, Rebecca Darr
  While social distancing is best practice, home is not a safe place for victims of domestic violence. With tensions running high, abusers have increased access to victims as survivors can no longer go to work or visit friends. Although it is hard to predict the lasting impact of this epidemic, it is clear that […]
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Five Harmful Responses to Domestic Violence Survivors

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On March 9, 2020
  • Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, non-profit, northwest chicago, Support dv survivors, WINGS
Five Harmful Responses to Domestic Violence Survivors...And 10 Appropriate Responses. Perhaps well-meaning, friends and family can easily share uniformed opinions that can hurt survivors of domestic violence. Here are five common responses that are harmful.
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Red Flags: Recognizing the Signs of Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On February 14, 2020
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, non-profit, northwest chicago, red flags, WINGS Program
Red Flags: Recognizing the Signs of Domestic Violence - Not always black eyes & bruises, domestic violence can look different depending on the relationship. Learn more.
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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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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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WINGS New Video – The Importance of a Safe Home

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On May 17, 2019
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, DV agency, Home, non-profit, Safe Home, Shelter, WINGS, WINGS Video
WINGS New Video – The Importance of a Safe Home- Hear from WINGS CEO, CFO, Board President, and program graduate as they share their thoughts on the importance of a safe home in WINGS new video.
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WINGS Volunteer Provides Empowering Money Management Classes

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On May 8, 2019
  • Budget Tips, Budgeting, Domestic Violence, empowerment, End Domestic Violence, Finances, Money Management, money management classes, money tips, non-profit, Volunteer
WINGS Volunteer Provides Empowering Money Management Classes. Tracey, a bank VP & domestic violence survivor, provides financial education and inspiration to WINGS housing participants.
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