WINGS participates in regional and statewide networks and coalitions to advocate for increased funding
and legislation that will protect survivors of domestic violence.


Federal Funding

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi included WINGS in his list of local community projects and secured $250,000. These funds will allow WINGS to build out a state-of-the-art counseling center.

Governor JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton joined WINGS Metro staff and other Executive Directors of domestic violence agencies to celebrate.

City of Chicago

WINGS was instrumental in increasing funding for domestic violence and sexual assault by $25 million in Chicago with strong advocacy efforts from several aldermen and women: Maria Hadden, Daniel LaSpata, Matt Martin, Matt O’Shea and Silvana Tabares.

State Funding

WINGS was included in the state’s budget to receive $875,000 in capital funding. A special thanks to Senators Cristina Castro and Anthony Munoz, Representatives Fred Crespo and Fran Hurley.

And WINGS lead the efforts to increase the state budget by $50,000,000 in funding, bringing the total investment in statewide domestic violence services to $70.9 million dollars!!!