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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Volunteers Empower WINGS Mission to End Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On April 14, 2022
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, DV agency, National Volunteer Month, National Volunteer Week, non-profit, Volunteer, volunteer chicago, volunteer domestic violence agency, volunteer domestic violence shelter, volunteer opportunities, volunteering near me, volunteering with WINGS, WINGS
April is National Volunteer Month. Over FY2021, WINGS had 1,789 volunteers donate 45,180 hours. This is the equivalent of 22 full-time employees, and this service was completed during a pandemic. Volunteers empower WINGS mission to end domestic violence and donate their time in many ways. Learn what motivates some of WINGS volunteers and read how they are assisting survivors in transforming their lives.
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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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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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A Chance Meeting Began 12 Years of Mentoring

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 11, 2020
  • Chicago, Chicago suburbs, DV agency, mentor, northwest chicago, Project Lifeline, Volunteer, volunteer domestic violence agency, WINGS Program
At a luncheon, Judy Peterson sat next to someone from WINGS. She asked about WINGS and learned all about Project Lifeline. Little did she know the impact of a chance meeting that would begin 12 years of mentoring.
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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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WINGS Hospital Program Provides Critical Resources to Survivors

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On June 21, 2019
  • AMITA health, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence hospital program, DV agency, DV Hospital Program, non-profit, northwest chicago, Northwest Community Hospital, WINGS Hospital Program
Hospital emergency departments are often the first point of care for victims of domestic violence. Consequently WINGS Hospital Program provides critical resources to domestic violence survivors at local hospitals.
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Advocates Work to Keep Domestic Violence Victims Safe on Social Media

  • Posted by Anna Bard
  • On August 2, 2017
  • AMITA health, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence hospital program, DV agency, DV Hospital Program, non-profit, northwest chicago, Northwest Community Hospital, WINGS Hospital Program
The ubiquity and popularity of social media have made it easier for people to keep track of one another. “Now everybody knows everybody’s family and friends,” says Barbara Helm, a safe adult advocate with domestic violence shelter and victim services provider Family Shelter Service. “Social media has become such a huge part of everybody’s life, […]
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