Her Voice, Their Voices: Black Women & Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On June 21, 2024
  • Black Women & Domestic Violence, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence and African American women, DV and black women, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, microaggressions, Mother's Day, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, racism, unheard survivors, WINGS, WINGS Program
La Tonya Walker, WINGS Chief Program Officer, recently wrote this piece for the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence website titled, “Her Voice, Their Voices: Black Women & Domestic Violence.” Read the powerful message below published in May.
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Meet Machelle – Day in the Life of WINGS Tenant Relations Manager

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On May 29, 2024
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence careers chicago, Domestic Violence Landlord, dv careers, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, Housing Programs, interesting career, interesting career in domestic violence, landlord, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Resale Stores, Tenant Relations Manager, Thrift, WINGS, WINGS landlord, WINGS Program
Machelle shares what a day in her role can look like: move-ins, move-outs, and working with WINGS many departments to help survivors take their next big step towards stability and freedom from abuse.
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WINGS Responds to New Data Showing Increase in Need for Domestic Violence Shelters

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On May 29, 2024
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence agency chicago, domestic violence organization, domestic violence shelter, donations, DV agency, DV shelter, dv shelter increase, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, need for domestic violence shelter, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Pandemic, Philanthropy, Shelters, WINGS, WINGS Program
The Network Advocating Against Domestic Violence, who oversees the statewide domestic violence hotline, has released new numbers from their 2023 report showing a significant increase in requests for domestic violence shelters.
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WINGS Pioneers Coordinated Response for Survivors Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On May 1, 2024
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WINGS is embarking on one of the first of its kind coordinated collaboration to improve access to care for survivors recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) in the Chicagoland area. WINGS and eight domestic violence partner agencies are working with local hospitals to provide a toolkit and develop procedures for domestic violence survivors recovering from TBIs. As a result, survivors will receive all eligible resources ranging from additional scans, to housing, to assistance with setting and meeting goals.
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WINGS Helps Survivor Pursue her Career Dreams

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On April 30, 2024
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, counseling, domestic violence agency, domestic violence agency chicago, domestic violence organization, Domestic Violence Survivor, DV agency, DV Hospital Program, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, mental health awareness, Mental Health Awareness Month, non-profit, northwest chicago, Survivor Stories, WINGS, WINGS Program
Shannon*, a domestic violence survivor, began counseling services through WINGS Hospital Program. As a result of designated funding, WINGS is now helping Shannon pursue her career dreams of becoming a paralegal. As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, read how counseling has assisted Shannon take steps toward her bright future.
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WINGS Volunteers Share Why They Continue to Donate their Time

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On April 2, 2024
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence agency chicago, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, National Volunteer Month, National Volunteer Week, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Resale Stores, Thrift, Volunteer, volunteer chicago, volunteer domestic violence agency, volunteering with WINGS, volunteers, WINGS, WINGS Program, WINGS Volunteers
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
  • A New Direction, AND, AND WINGS, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence agency chicago, domestic violence education, domestic violence organization, Domestic Violence provider, Domestic Violence Services, Domestic violence services provider Chicago, DV agency, dv education, dv legal advocacy, DV survivor Beverly, DV survivor Morgan Park, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, WINGS, WINGS Program
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
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, in-kind donations, independence, non-profit, non-profit agencies, Resale Arlington Heights, Resale Niles, Resale Nrothwest Chicago Suburbs, Resale Schaumburg, Resale Suburbs, Shop Resale, suburban thrifting, Thrifting, WINGS, WINGS Program, WINGS Resale, WINGS Resale Arlington Heights, WINGS Resale Niles, WINGS Resale Schaumburg
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
  • 25th Anniversary, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, Domestic Violence CEO, Domestic Violence CEO Chicago, Domestic Violence CEO Chicago Suburbs, Domestic Violence Leader, domestic violence organization, Domestic Violence thought leader, donations, DV agency, DV CEO, End Domestic Violence, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, Rebecca Darr, Resale, Shelters, Thrift, WINGS, WINGS Program
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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