Jessica* came to WINGS Safe House with her daughter. Through WINGS domestic violence education groups, case management, and counseling with Life Span, she displayed an amazing strength and made a huge list of goals she wanted to accomplish. She tackled each goal one by one. She established her credit, bought a car, got a job, […]
October 1, 2019
Domestic Violence Awareness Month was established in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to bring together advocates across the country that are on the front lines of battling the very serious issue of domestic violence. It is defined as “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part […]
September 23, 2019
This year’s Purple Tie Ball will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Westin Hotel in Itasca. The event is traditionally held during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year is very special as the event will kick off a yearlong celebration of WINGS 35th anniversary. Under the leadership of our co-chairs, Melissa […]
September 16, 2019
ALAS, a program of WINGS, serves men and women in the community who are experiencing domestic violence. The goal of the program is to identify and support LatinX clients in their life decisions by encouraging them to build upon their strengths, resources, and support networks. ALAS provides support using the clients’ native language for communication, […]
September 3, 2019
Things we take for granted everyday become so much more when you have lost everything. They can hinder you or make you soar. What would you do if the ‘right’ decision meant losing everything? Who would you turn to? “I didn’t know how I was going to leave when I had nothing for me and […]
August 13, 2019
For many years, Wayne at Mikes Bike Shop located in Palatine, has been donating bicycles to WINGS clients. The bicycles have provided access to transportation for domestic violence survivors who often come to WINGS with only the clothes on their backs.
August 8, 2019
Empowered WINGS Graduate Becomes Alderman of Prospect Heights. Michelle, a WINGS graduate of 25 years ago, recently was voted Alderman of Prospect Heights.
July 31, 2019
In addition to essential clinical services like children’s counseling and parenting classes; WINGS Children and Family Services program also provides fun experiences for child survivors. These experiences are called family enrichment activities, and help foster family bonding and relaxation.
July 24, 2019
This year, 93-year-old Helen Jerusis was named the Village of Schaumburg’s Adult Volunteer of the Year. Not only is Helen an enthusiastic and reliable volunteer, but she recruits others to join her efforts at WINGS Schaumburg Resale Store and at the agency’s Logistics Center.
July 1, 2019
106 Attendees Celebrate WINGS Housing Program Graduates. Recently WINGS Housing Program’s 2019 graduates were recognized at the Celebration of Courage.