The pandemic is causing immense challenges to Chicagoland-based domestic violence organizations like WINGS. What are they, and why do we need you? As the impact of the COVID-19 virus expands, WINGS continues to serve our clients by providing resources and housing to people suffering from domestic violence. Although it is hard to predict […]
March 23, 2020
While social distancing is best practice, home is not a safe place for victims of domestic violence. With tensions running high, abusers have increased access to victims as survivors can no longer go to work or visit friends. Although it is hard to predict the lasting impact of this epidemic, it is clear that […]
March 18, 2020
Dear Friends of WINGS, The past week has been one of unprecedented events in the history of our country and state. As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, terms like social distancing and remote working are being heard more and more as a directive from our leaders. At WINGS, we are taking these […]
January 3, 2020
Basket of Kindness - 99-Year-Old Donor Knits Hats for WINGS Children. Basket of Kindness-99-Year-Old Donor Knits Hats for WINGS Children. Ms. Spanier’s kind gesture warmed the hearts of many. Chicago Tribune features the story.
March 9, 2020
Five Harmful Responses to Domestic Violence Survivors...And 10 Appropriate Responses. Perhaps well-meaning, friends and family can easily share uniformed opinions that can hurt survivors of domestic violence. Here are five common responses that are harmful.
March 3, 2020
This International Women's Day, we celebrate women worldwide for their tenacity and collaboration in bettering themselves, their families and the world. Lena* is one of those women and without WINGS and its partners, she would be in a very different place than she is today.
February 14, 2020
Red Flags: Recognizing the Signs of Domestic Violence - Not always black eyes & bruises, domestic violence can look different depending on the relationship. Learn more.
February 4, 2020
As we continue to celebrate our 35th anniversary, we share with you Fatima’s* success story as part of our Stories of Impact Series. WINGS transforms the lives of many domestic violence victims by providing a continuum of services and helping them achieve lives free of violence. Fatima*, a 23 year-old mother of a three year-old […]
January 30, 2020
As WINGS continues to celebrate its 35th anniversary we are excited to also celebrate those who help us in our mission. We are grateful to have such amazing volunteers who play an important role in supporting our various programs and helping us achieve our mission. In this blog, we’d like to highlight Craig Powers who […]