WINGS Holiday Store Provided 1,364 Gifts to 115 Families and Created Special Memories

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 4, 2023
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Christmas Gifts, Christmas Tree, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, donations, DV agency, DV Hospital Program, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Holiday donations, Holiday Gifts, Holiday Store, Housing Programs, in-kind donations, independence, inspiration, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, Resale Stores, Santa, Shelters, Thrift, volunteer domestic violence agency, WINGS, WINGS Program
Each year, WINGS Holiday Store provides survivors of domestic violence with gifts for themselves and their children. Through donations from the agency’s community of supporters, this year WINGS Holiday Store provided 1,364 gifts to 115 families. As survivors arrived to select their gifts, many special moments warmed the hearts of those present. As we start a new year filled with numerous challenges, we hope you can pause to feel the joy as well.
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6 Myths about Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On October 18, 2022
  • children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Myths, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, family services, Housing Programs, October Domestic Violence Awareness, WINGS, WINGS Program
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. With domestic violence continually on the rise, WINGS shares six myths about domestic violence.
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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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WINGS Graduates are Celebrated and Share Impact

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On July 13, 2022
  • 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 Graduates are Celebrated and Share Impact. The Celebration of Courage event highlights graduates’ accomplishments over their time with WINGS.
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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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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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A Day in the Life of a Children’s Advocate Intern

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 18, 2021
  • 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, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
Hello! My name is Julianne* and I’ve been a WINGS Children’s Advocate Intern since May. I’m working in a Master’s Degree program and set to graduate in the Spring of 2022. Read more below about what a day in the life of a Children's Advocate Intern is like.
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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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Barrington Survivor’s Fund – Comprehensive Domestic Violence Services

  • 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 (DV) services to Barrington residents: counseling, hotel stays, transportation, DV training to medical staff and maintenance projects at WINGS Transitional Home in Barrington.
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