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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Will We Have a Safe Place to Sleep? – WINGS Safe Houses Provide Emergency Shelter Despite Pandemic

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On October 9, 2020
  • Chicago, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Housing Programs, non-profit, northwest chicago, Pandemic, Philanthropy, Safe Place, WINGS Program
Will We Have a Safe Place to Sleep? – WINGS Safe Houses Provide Emergency Shelter Despite Pandemic. Having a safe place to sleep and to recover is critical for survivors of domestic violence, so they can begin to rebuild their lives.
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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 COVID-19 update and our Anniversary

  • Posted by Katie Zwiener
  • On April 24, 2020
  • Chicago, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Coronavirus, COVID-19, domestic violence agency, DV agency, Pandemic
COVID-19 Update Over the past several weeks, I have shared with you the hardships WINGS has been experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has altered all of our lives and we have had to adapt to the “new normal.” Despite the new challenges, we continue forward in our important work with amazing staff who […]
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WINGS New Data System Saves Time and Improves Services to Survivors

  • Posted by Katie Zwiener
  • On April 20, 2020
  • Chicago, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Coronavirus, COVID-19, domestic violence agency, DV agency, Pandemic
Through generous grant funding, WINGS has implemented a new cloud-based client data system. This enhancement has numerous benefits including saving staff time, producing accurate data and ultimately improving services to survivors of domestic violence. Data is essential for any organization. Often people will ask questions like: “How many people have you helped?”… “What are the […]
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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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4 Ways that COVID-19 is affecting WINGS (and 2 things you can do to help)

  • Posted by Anna Bard
  • On March 27, 2020
  • chicagoland nonprofit, COVID, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, WINGS
  The pandemic is causing immense challenges to Chicagoland-based domestic violence organizations like WINGS. What are they, and why do we need you?   As the impact of the COVID-19 virus expands, WINGS continues to serve our clients by providing resources and housing to people suffering from domestic violence. Although it is hard to predict […]
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WINGS Responds to Media about Impacts of COVID-19

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On March 23, 2020
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, non-profit, northwest chicago, Pandemic, Rebecca Darr
  While social distancing is best practice, home is not a safe place for victims of domestic violence. With tensions running high, abusers have increased access to victims as survivors can no longer go to work or visit friends. Although it is hard to predict the lasting impact of this epidemic, it is clear that […]
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An update from our CEO in response to COVID-19

  • Posted by Katie Zwiener
  • On March 18, 2020
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, donations, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Pandemic, WINGS, WINGS Program
Dear Friends of WINGS,   The past week has been one of unprecedented events in the history of our country and state. As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, terms like social distancing and remote working are being heard more and more as a directive from our leaders.   At WINGS, we are taking these […]
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