Financial abuse is the number one reason someone may not be able to leave or may force them to return to an abusive situation. Research has shown up to 99% of all domestic violence cases involve financial abuse. Read about what financial abuse looks like, how it complicates survivors leaving, economic impacts and how WINGS assists these survivors.
February 8, 2021
On a cold day in February 2016, WINGS Metro Safe House opened its doors. When it opened, WINGS Metro became the first new domestic violence Safe House in Chicago to be opened in over a decade. This month, WINGS Metro recognizes its 5-year Anniversary.
January 26, 2021
WINGS Hospital Program – “Goes Above and Beyond” for Family. Read on to hear one survivor’s journey through WINGS Hospital Program, in her own words.
January 5, 2021
Breaking the cycle of domestic violence is at the center of everything we do at WINGS, but what is domestic violence, and how does it present itself in a relationship? Domestic violence is deliberate intimidation, battery, sexual or physical assault and abusive behavior by an intimate partner. Domestic violence is known by many names: domestic […]
December 10, 2020
WINGS is honored to be featured on the Wintrust Building along the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago for six weeks through the month of December 2020. This colorful and impactful mural will highlight WINGS mission to end domestic violence.
December 1, 2020
Eight-year-old Kelly made many children smile when she recently donated new toys for children at our WINGS Metro Safe House. She was able to make this caring donation as a result of her successful, customized candle making business: Lite Up Your Moments By Kelly.
November 23, 2020
Why I Give to WINGS - A Story of Overcoming Domestic Violence. A WINGS donor shared her daughter’s story to let other women know that there is hope.
November 6, 2020
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.
October 9, 2020
Will We Have a Safe Place to Sleep? – WINGS Safe Houses Provide Emergency Shelter Despite Pandemic. Having a safe place to sleep and to recover is critical for survivors of domestic violence, so they can begin to rebuild their lives.