Domestic Violence and Strangulation…4 Facts and 4 Myths

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On September 20, 2023
  • breath play, choke hold, community-based services, dangers of choking, Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence and choking, Domestic Violence and Strangulation, domestic violence organization, Domestic Violence Services community, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Hopsital Program, partner choking myths, safe to choke, Strangulation, strangulation myths, WINGS, WINGS Hospital Program, WINGS Program
Strangulation is one of the most serious indicators that the violence will escalate. Read more below about domestic violence and strangulation, including 4 facts and 4 myths.
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WINGS Celebration of Courage Honors 15 Inspirational Survivor Graduates

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 25, 2023
  • celebration of courage, chicago metropolitan area, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, domestic violence survivors, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Shelters, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS Annual Celebration of Courage honored 15 survivor graduates and their children through a virtual celebration. Graduates shared inspirational messages and WINGS impact on their journey to freedom.
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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 Safe Houses: Frequently Asked Questions and Staff Spotlight on Raquel, Kitchen Coordinator at WINGS Metro

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On June 22, 2023
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence FAQ, domestic violence organization, domestic violence safe house, domestic violence shelter, DV, DV agency, DV FAQs, DV safe house, DV shelter, family services, Housing Programs, kitchen coordinator, northwest chicago, Shelters, WINGS, WINGS Chicago, WINGS Program Inc
A stay at a WINGS Safe House is often the first step towards a new life for those who are fleeing an abuser. Safe House staff share frequently asked questions and we spotlight Raquel, WINGS Metro’s Kitchen Coordinator, who heals through meals.
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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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WINGS Award-Winning Survivor Lifeline: Connecting Clients to Survivor Mentors

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On April 24, 2023
  • chicago metropolitan area, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence agency chicago, Domestic Violence Mentor, domestic violence organization, Domestic violence program, DV agency, dv counseling, DV Mentoring, DV programs, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, end dv, success stories, Survivor Lifeline, survivor mentors, survivor success stories, WINGS, WINGS Program
Read firsthand accounts from both Survivor Lifeline Mentees and Mentors. Learn how you can make a difference during WINGS Week of Giving.
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Chicago Music Industry Icon Norm Winer and WXRT Personality Wendy Rice Join WINGS Honorary Leadership Council

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On April 18, 2023
  • 5 Star Award, air personality, Bono, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago Music, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence agency chicago, domestic violence counseling, domestic violence illinois, domestic violence organization, DV agency, music industry, non-profit, non-profit agencies, Norm Winer, Noteworthy, noteworthy streaming platform, podcasts, radio, Saturday Morning Flashback, streaming platform, U2, volunteering with WINGS, wendy rice, WINGS, WXRT
Chicago music industry icon Norm Winer and WXRT air Personality Wendy Rice recently joined WINGS Honorary Leadership Council. They look to bring their expertise and connections to further WINGS mission of ending domestic violence.
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WINGS Shares Stories of Inspiring Survivors in Honor of Women’s History Month

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On March 27, 2023
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Housing Programs, International Women's Day, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Survivors, volunteer domestic violence agency, WINGS, WINGS Program, Women, Womens History Month
March is Women’s History Month. Throughout WINGS 37 years of service to the community, the agency has seen thousands of examples of inspiring women overcoming seemingly impossible challenges. Below WINGS shares stories below of inspiring survivors in honor of Women’s History Month: Michelle, Maudell, Sarah and Jennifer.
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Human Trafficking and the Similarities to Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 26, 2023
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking Awareness month, January Human Trafficking Awareness Month, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Trafficking and DV, Trafficking Awareness, Trafficking Awareness month, WINGS, WINGS Program
January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. Over the years, WINGS has served human trafficking survivors through the agency’s Safe Houses. Learn about human trafficking and the similarities to domestic violence.
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WINGS Holiday Store Provided 1,364 Gifts to 115 Families and Created Special Memories

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 4, 2023
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Christmas Gifts, Christmas Tree, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, donations, DV agency, DV Hospital Program, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, family services, Holiday donations, Holiday Gifts, Holiday Store, Housing Programs, in-kind donations, independence, inspiration, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, Resale Stores, Santa, Shelters, Thrift, volunteer domestic violence agency, WINGS, WINGS Program
Each year, WINGS Holiday Store provides survivors of domestic violence with gifts for themselves and their children. Through donations from the agency’s community of supporters, this year WINGS Holiday Store provided 1,364 gifts to 115 families. As survivors arrived to select their gifts, many special moments warmed the hearts of those present. As we start a new year filled with numerous challenges, we hope you can pause to feel the joy as well.
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