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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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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