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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WINGS Children and Family Services Program – Serving Invisible Victims of Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On June 30, 2021
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, safe housing, WINGS, WINGS Program
Children, so often invisible in the discussion around domestic violence, are at an incredible risk of depression, drug use and even being part of a domestic violence situation themselves. WINGS Children and Family Services Program serves these invisible victims by addressing the root issues and breaking the cycle of violence.
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8-Year-Old Kelly Donates New Gifts from own Candle Making Business

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On December 1, 2020
  • candle making, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, child entrepreneur, child philanthropist, children, Children giving back, children services, children survivors dv, crafting, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, donations, entrepreneur, lite up your moments by kelly, pandemic crafting, Philanthropy, WINGS, WINGS Program
Eight-year-old Kelly made many children smile when she recently donated new toys for children at our WINGS Metro Safe House. She was able to make this caring donation as a result of her successful, customized candle making business: Lite Up Your Moments By Kelly.
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Life in the Time of Quarantine

  • Posted by Katie Zwiener
  • On May 13, 2020
  • Chicago, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Coronavirus, COVID-19, domestic violence agency, DV agency, Pandemic
Life in the Time of Quarantine - WINGS Children's Advocate Ashley interviewed. Read an excerpt from Michelle Lozano's blog "Life in the Time of Quarantine".  
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A Springtime Message from our CEO

  • Posted by Katie Zwiener
  • On April 12, 2020
  • CEO, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, DV agency, Easter, non-profit, non-profit agencies, Springtime, WINGS, WINGS Program
This picture represents something WINGS does every year with the help of faith communities and other generous donors…Easter/Spring Baskets for the children in our programs.  This year, we have 213 baskets that have been assembled by generous donors.  Due to the shelter in place order, we will need to delay the delivery of these baskets, […]
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3 Things to Smile About This Week

  • Posted by Katie Zwiener
  • On April 9, 2020
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, Easter, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
This week, cases of COVID-19 are escalating and the challenges the world is facing can feel overwhelming. As an organization, we are working as hard as we can to keep up, and we’re sure you are too. We’d like to invite you to pour yourself a cup of tea, sit back, and take a break […]
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Stories of Impact Series: WINGS Transforming Lives of Domestic Violence Victims

  • Posted by Anna Bard
  • On February 4, 2020
  • Chicago, children services, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, Housing Programs, non-profit, WINGS
As we continue to celebrate our 35th anniversary, we share with you Fatima’s* success story as part of our Stories of Impact Series. WINGS transforms the lives of many domestic violence victims by providing a continuum of services and helping them achieve lives free of violence. Fatima*, a 23 year-old mother of a three year-old […]
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A QUINCEAÑERA TO REMEMBER

  • Posted by Anna Bard
  • On January 16, 2020
  • Chicago suburbs, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Housing Programs, WINGS, WINGS Program
“When families serve families, we will continue to create a healthy environment for our guests to heal” A Quinceañera is a Hispanic tradition of the celebration of girl’s fifteenth birthday marking her passage into womanhood. This marks an important milestone in a girl’s life. We had a client whose daughter was turning fifteen who felt […]
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Fun Experiences for Child Survivors Help End Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On July 31, 2019
  • Backyard Experience, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, mane in heaven, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Shelters, UniverSoul Circus, WINGS, WINGS Program, WNBA
In addition to essential clinical services like children’s counseling and parenting classes; WINGS Children and Family Services program also provides fun experiences for child survivors. These experiences are called family enrichment activities, and help foster family bonding and relaxation.
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