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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