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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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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WINGS Staff Reflect on One Million Nights of Shelter Milestone

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On October 13, 2021
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Housing Programs, non-profit, Shelters, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS Chief Program Officer, La Tonya Walker, and WINGS Senior Manager of Housing Services, Christy G., recently reflected on WINGS one million nights of shelter milestone and how the agency has evolved, throughout their long tenures with WINGS, to best assist survivors.
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WINGS Program, Inc. Provides One Million Nights of Safe Housing

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On September 9, 2021
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Milestone, million nights, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS Program, Inc. Provides One Million Nights of Safe Housing and Shelter. “To me, one million nights of housing represents the journeys of thousands of resilient individuals who persevered," Rebecca Darr shares.
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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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Four Examples of Domestic Violence Survivors Triumphing Over Financial Abuse

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On June 11, 2021
  • abuse, career assistance, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, emotional abuse, employment, Financial Abuse, job, Money Management, success stories, WINGS
Four Examples of Domestic Violence Survivors Triumphing Over Financial Abuse. Nearly all domestic violence cases involve financial abuse. However, WINGS has seen many stories of triumph and empowerment, which has been fueled by our community of supporters.
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WINGS Metro Safe House Recognizes 5 Year Anniversary

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On February 8, 2021
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, children survivors dv, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, DV safe house, DV shelter, Housing Programs, non-profit, WINGS, WINGS Program
On a cold day in February 2016, WINGS Metro Safe House opened its doors. When it opened, WINGS Metro became the first new domestic violence Safe House in Chicago to be opened in over a decade. This month, WINGS Metro recognizes its 5-year Anniversary.
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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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Overcoming a Mountain of Doubt – Survivor Samantha’s Story

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On July 2, 2020
  • Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, non-profit
Overcoming a Mountain of Doubt - Survivor Samantha's Story. Samantha, a domestic violence survivor, reflects on her journey to independence. She shares in her own words how WINGS supported her family to thrive without their abuser.
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