Children & Family Services Program’s Growth: Exceptional Advocates, Teen Dating Violence Education, & More Support Groups

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On March 22, 2024
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence agency chicago, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
Did you know that in 2022 there was a 106% increase in requests for children’s services to the Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline over the prior year? In response, over the last two years WINGS has continued to grow the Children and Family Services Program through hiring more exceptional staff, providing Teen Dating Violence Education to youth, and offering counseling and support groups to youth in the community through the new Foglia Family Resource Center (FFRC).
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Learn More about A New Direction and Program Coordinator Rita’s Dedication to Survivors

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On February 28, 2024
  • A New Direction, AND, AND WINGS, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence agency chicago, domestic violence education, domestic violence organization, Domestic Violence provider, Domestic Violence Services, Domestic violence services provider Chicago, DV agency, dv education, dv legal advocacy, DV survivor Beverly, DV survivor Morgan Park, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, WINGS, WINGS Program
A New Direction (AND) became a program of WINGS in 2022; however, Program Coordinator Rita has been dedicated to serving survivors in the Beverly – Morgan Park neighborhoods for 40 years. As March is National Social Worker Month, learn more about A New Direction and Program Coordinator Rita's Dedication to Survivors in the community.
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A Dream Come True – Take a Peek at WINGS New Foglia Family Resource Center

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 26, 2024
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children's counseling, children's counseling domestic violence, children's counseling dv, community resources, community-based services, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency chicago, domestic violence agency chicago suburbs, domestic violence organization, domestic violence resource center, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, family dv counseling, family services, Foglia Family Resource Center, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, parenting groups, WINGS, WINGS Program
Take a peek at WINGS new 5,218 square foot Foglia Family Resource Center (FFRC), including its meditation room, children’s group counseling rooms, and staff reflections on a dream come true.
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Rebecca Darr Celebrates 25th year as leader of WINGS Program, Inc.

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 22, 2024
  • 25th Anniversary, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, Domestic Violence CEO, Domestic Violence CEO Chicago, Domestic Violence CEO Chicago Suburbs, Domestic Violence Leader, domestic violence organization, Domestic Violence thought leader, donations, DV agency, DV CEO, End Domestic Violence, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, Rebecca Darr, Resale, Shelters, Thrift, WINGS, WINGS Program
Rebecca Darr Celebrates 25th year as leader of WINGS Program, Inc. Growing the agency from $350,000 to over $13 million, Darr plans to have a monthly celebration throughout the agency’s service areas.
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New Foglia Family Resource Center Opens for Survivors of Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 20, 2023
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, children's counseling, counseling, counseling northwest suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv counseling, dv counseling free northwest suburbs, End Domestic Violence, family services, FFRC, Foglia Family Resource Center, free child dv counseling, free domestic violence counseling, free dv counseling, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, teen counseling, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS has opened the Foglia Family Resource Center (FFRC), a state-of-the-art counseling center for survivors of domestic violence. The FFRC will provide free domestic violence services and expand community counseling services to adults, teens, and child survivors.
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Domestic Violence and Strangulation…4 Facts and 4 Myths

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On September 20, 2023
  • breath play, choke hold, community-based services, dangers of choking, Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence and choking, Domestic Violence and Strangulation, domestic violence organization, Domestic Violence Services community, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Hopsital Program, partner choking myths, safe to choke, Strangulation, strangulation myths, WINGS, WINGS Hospital Program, WINGS Program
Strangulation is one of the most serious indicators that the violence will escalate. Read more below about domestic violence and strangulation, including 4 facts and 4 myths.
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WINGS Fiscal Year 2023 in Review – Awards and Growth

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 23, 2023
  • A New Direction, 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
This past year WINGS expanded the number of survivors served in Community Based Services and earned a total of five national Purple Ribbon Awards. Learn more about WINGS Fiscal Year 2023 in Review.
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WINGS Award-Winning Survivor Lifeline: Connecting Clients to Survivor Mentors

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On April 24, 2023
  • chicago metropolitan area, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence agency chicago, Domestic Violence Mentor, domestic violence organization, Domestic violence program, DV agency, dv counseling, DV Mentoring, DV programs, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, end dv, success stories, Survivor Lifeline, survivor mentors, survivor success stories, WINGS, WINGS Program
Read firsthand accounts from both Survivor Lifeline Mentees and Mentors. Learn how you can make a difference during WINGS Week of Giving.
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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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WINGS Awarded 3 National Purple Ribbon Awards and Grant Funding

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On September 26, 2022
  • Annual Report, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Shelters, Domestic Shelters.Org, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, inspiration, mentor, National Award, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, Purple Ribbon Awards, Shelters, Survivor Lifeline, Theresa's Fund, WINGS, WINGS Program
This month, WINGS was awarded three National Purple Ribbon Awards from DomesticShelters.Org and one of seven organizations to receive grant funding: *Outstanding New Service Launch – Survivor Lifeline *Annual Report of the Year *Lifetime Achievement Award – Rita Canning, WINGS Board Chair Emeritus
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