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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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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WINGS Receives 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 6, 2020
  • BBB, Charity Navigator, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence organization, DV agency, Guidestar, non-profit, WINGS, WINGS Program
For the second year in a row, WINGS recently earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency. This is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid. Learn more about this honor, other recognitions WINGS has received and, if you are planning to donate, information about making 2020 charitable deductions.
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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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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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