Dear WINGS Family,

We are immensely grateful for your support of WINGS! Your generosity and commitment are vital as the demand for our services and housing keep increasing. In 2022, the Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline received more than 37,000 requests for help, marking the fourth year in a row of unprecedented calls.

To respond to this need, this year our amazing staff, donors, and volunteers helped us achieve remarkable results:

• Phenomenal sales at WINGS Resale – $2,727,879.

• State legislative leaders who enabled many opportunities. As a result, we were able to make several capital renovations to our Safe Houses to improve the conditions for survivors and staff.

• New state-of-the-art counseling center to come. Thanks to the Foglia Family and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi for making this program expansion possible so adults and children may heal from the trauma of domestic violence.

• National awards – WINGS is honored to receive 5 Purple Ribbon Awards this fiscal year. These awards reflect many aspects of our agency, showing how WINGS excels across the board:

   o  Lifetime Achievement Award – Rita Canning
   o  Best New Service Launch – Survivor Lifeline
   o  Outstanding Thrift Store of the Year – WINGS Resale
   o  Annual Report of the Year
   o  Survivor of the Year – Sarah McClarey

• Fifteen graduates, including three males, were celebrated at our Celebration of Courage this year. Graduates shared inspiring messages and WINGS impact on their journey to freedom. Many improved their financial stability. Their resilience, courage, and success continue to inspire us.

Thanks to everyone who has given their time, talent, and treasure this year. We are so thankful for your trust in our mission to end domestic violence. 


Rebecca Darr
President & CEO