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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Milestones, Highlights, Expansions and Awards: WINGS FY2022 in Review

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 18, 2022
  • 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
Milestones, Highlights, Expansions and Awards: WINGS FY2022 in Review. Learn about WINGS outcomes and solutions to end domestic violence.
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BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Survivors

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On July 26, 2022
  • Bebe Moore Campbell, BIPOC Mental Health, BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, mental health, Mental Health Screening, northwest chicago, Pandemic, WINGS, WINGS Program
July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness month. Learn about how mental health intersects with domestic violence, tips for BIPOC individuals and resources.
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WINGS Graduates are Celebrated and Share Impact

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On July 13, 2022
  • celebration of courage, chicago metropolitan area, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, domestic violence survivors, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Shelters, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS Graduates are Celebrated and Share Impact. The Celebration of Courage event highlights graduates’ accomplishments over their time with WINGS.
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A New Direction Joins WINGS Community-Based Services

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On June 23, 2022
  • A New Direction, AND DV services, Beverly, Chicago, community-based services, counseling, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence counseling, DV agency, dv counseling, Morgan Park, WINGS, WINGS Program
A New Direction, created in 2011, provides community-based counseling services to clients in the Beverly/Morgan Park and surrounding communities along with education and advocacy. This year, A New Direction (AND) has joined WINGS network of community-based services.
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Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Relationships: Myths, Similarities and Ways to be Supportive

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On June 21, 2022
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, LGBTQ Domestic violence, LGBTQ DV similarities, LGBTQ myths, LGBTQ relationships, LGBTQ Survivors, northwest chicago, Ways to Advocate for LGBTQ, WINGS, WINGS Program
Unfortunately, domestic violence occurs across all genders, sexual orientations, socioeconomic levels, cultures, and religions. Due to marginalization, LGBTQ individuals are vulnerable to domestic violence. Since June is Pride month, WINGS highlights domestic violence in LGBTQ relationships: myths, similarities, and ways to be supportive.
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WINGS Receives Highest Ratings from Non-Profit Evaluators: Charity Navigator, Candid and BBB

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On May 31, 2022
  • BBB, Candid, Charity Navigator, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, donations, DV agency, Four-Star Rating, Guidestar, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, Seal of Transparency, WINGS, WINGS Program
Recently, WINGS has received the highest ratings from non-profit evaluators including Charity Navigator and Candid (formerly GuideStar). For the fifth year in a row WINGS has earned Charity Navigator's coveted Four-Star Rating. This coveted designation from one of America's leading non-profit evaluators reflects WINGS ongoing commitment to accountability, transparency and financial strength. WINGS has also earned Candid's Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level, and the Better Business Bureau’s Accredited Charity process.
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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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WINGS Safe House Staff Discuss 4 Takeaways from the Netflix Show – Maid

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On April 19, 2022
  • chicago metropolitan area, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, Maid, Netflix, Safe House, Shelters, WINGS, WINGS Program
This fall on Netflix, Maid was frequently in the top ten viewed series. Based on a memoir of Stephanie Land, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, a mother and her young toddler daughter leave an abuser. Below are 4 Takeaways from the show, discussed by two of WINGS front-line domestic violence shelter workers.
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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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