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WINGS Earns Major Honor for Innovation in Helping Domestic Violence Survivors

November 11, 2017
“The Safe House at WINGS Metro” Recognized with Chicago Innovation Award WINGS, a non-profit organization serving individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, has been recognized with a 2017 Chicago Innovation Award. WINGS was honored recently with a Neighborhood Award in the non-profit category for its latest innovation, The Safe House at WINGS Metro. The […]

Advocates Work to Keep Domestic Violence Victims Safe on Social Media

August 2, 2017
The ubiquity and popularity of social media have made it easier for people to keep track of one another. “Now everybody knows everybody’s family and friends,” says Barbara Helm, a safe adult advocate with domestic violence shelter and victim services provider Family Shelter Service. “Social media has become such a huge part of everybody’s life, […]

WINGS Graduate Gives Joy to other victims of domestic violence

February 9, 2017
People Magazine Online/February 2017 In 2005, Sarah McClarey woke up in a domestic violence shelter on Valentine’s Day and decided that she needed to feel some beauty and love. Determined to celebrate her freedom after being beaten and verbally abused for four years, the Chicago mom of two went out to a flower shop after […]

WINGS fundraiser focuses on victims of domestic violence

December 29, 2016
Chicago Tribune/December 2016 The 13th annual Sweet Home Chicago fundraiser was held Dec. 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel to benefit WINGS, an agency that provides safe houses and support for families affected by domestic violence. The family-friendly brunch raised over $1 million and attracted more than 400 supporters, including 202 children, who enjoyed an […]

Denise Brown Continues To Raise Money For Domestic Violence Victims

October 21, 2016
CBS2/October 2016 CHICAGO (CBS) – Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, is in town this week to raise money for domestic violence victims. 22-years ago, the O.J. Simpson saga brought domestic violence to the national spotlight. Since then, Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, has fought to end it, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov […]
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