WINGS Volunteers Share Why They Continue to Donate their Time

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On April 2, 2024
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As April is National Volunteer Month, WINGS volunteers share why they continue to donate their time to the largest domestic violence agency in Illinois.
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Children & Family Services Program’s Growth: Exceptional Advocates, Teen Dating Violence Education, & More Support Groups

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On March 22, 2024
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence agency chicago, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
Did you know that in 2022 there was a 106% increase in requests for children’s services to the Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline over the prior year? In response, over the last two years WINGS has continued to grow the Children and Family Services Program through hiring more exceptional staff, providing Teen Dating Violence Education to youth, and offering counseling and support groups to youth in the community through the new Foglia Family Resource Center (FFRC).
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Learn More about A New Direction and Program Coordinator Rita’s Dedication to Survivors

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On February 28, 2024
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A New Direction (AND) became a program of WINGS in 2022; however, Program Coordinator Rita has been dedicated to serving survivors in the Beverly – Morgan Park neighborhoods for 40 years. As March is National Social Worker Month, learn more about A New Direction and Program Coordinator Rita's Dedication to Survivors in the community.
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How WINGS Resale Helps Clients

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 30, 2024
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Over the last seven years, WINGS Resale Stores have provided more than $183,000 worth of donations to survivors. Have you ever wondered how donations get to clients?
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Rebecca Darr Celebrates 25th year as leader of WINGS Program, Inc.

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 22, 2024
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Rebecca Darr Celebrates 25th year as leader of WINGS Program, Inc. Growing the agency from $350,000 to over $13 million, Darr plans to have a monthly celebration throughout the agency’s service areas.
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A Life-Changing Phone Call – Ximena’s Journey with WINGS

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On December 15, 2023
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, independence, inspiration, inspiring survivor, northwest chicago, Shelters, survivor, WINGS, WINGS Fundraiser, WINGS Program
Ximena* was recently awarded WINGS 2023 David K. Hill Award recognizing an inspiring survivor. She shares her journey with WINGS: “Sometimes in life, one phone call can completely change your life. My name is Ximena and this is my story. It’s not how I expected my life to turn out, but I promise you, it has a happy ending.”
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New Foglia Family Resource Center Opens for Survivors of Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 20, 2023
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WINGS has opened the Foglia Family Resource Center (FFRC), a state-of-the-art counseling center for survivors of domestic violence. The FFRC will provide free domestic violence services and expand community counseling services to adults, teens, and child survivors.
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WINGS Children’s Advocate Ilona’s Touching Reunion with Survivor Molly

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On October 26, 2023
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Just a Normal Resource Fair Until… At a local high school community fair, WINGS Children’s Advocate, Ilona was overseeing a table about WINGS resources. Suddenly she looked up and saw a past client, Molly. Moments later, Ilona was receiving the biggest hug from Molly.
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WINGS Fiscal Year 2023 in Review – Awards and Growth

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 23, 2023
  • A New Direction, celebration of courage, Charity Navigator, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, DV Hospital Program, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, non-profit agencies, Philanthropy, WINGS, WINGS Program
This past year WINGS expanded the number of survivors served in Community Based Services and earned a total of five national Purple Ribbon Awards. Learn more about WINGS Fiscal Year 2023 in Review.
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WINGS Resale Awarded Outstanding Thrift Shop of the Year from National Domestic Violence Evaluator

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On May 18, 2023
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Shelters, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, donations, DV agency, Housing Programs, non-profit, northwest chicago, Purple Ribbon Awards, Resale, Resale Arlington Heights, Resale Schaumburg, Resale Store Niles, Resale Stores, Resale Stores Chicago, Thrift Store Arlington Heights, Thrift Store Niles, Thrift Store Schaumburg, Thrift Stores Chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
DomesticShelters.org has announced WINGS Resale as one of the winners of the 2023 Purple Ribbon Awards for Outstanding Thrift Shop of the Year. Purple Ribbon awards are judged by a national panel of respected professionals from the domestic violence field.
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