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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Closing the Boyfriend Loophole – Gun Legislation and Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On December 15, 2022
  • Bipartisan Safe Communities Act, Boyfriend loophole, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence and guns, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, gun control, gun legislation, gun legislation and DV, gun policies, gun violence, gun violence and DV, guns, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
In domestic violence relationships, the presence of a gun in the home increases the risk of homicide by 500%. This year, closing the boyfriend loophole, gun legislation, and domestic violence was addressed in federal legislation for the first time in decades.
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9 Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 2, 2022
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, domestic violence red flags, domestic violence warning signs, DV agency, dv red flags, dv survivors, dv warning signs, End Domestic Violence, Housing Programs, northwest chicago, red flags, Shelters, warning signs, WINGS, WINGS Program
While no relationship is perfect, it is crucial to know how to identify abuse. Domestic Violence can take many forms and builds over time. Below are 9 warning signs of domestic violence.
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6 Myths about Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On October 18, 2022
  • children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Myths, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, family services, Housing Programs, October Domestic Violence Awareness, WINGS, WINGS Program
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. With domestic violence continually on the rise, WINGS shares six myths about domestic violence.
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WINGS Awarded 3 National Purple Ribbon Awards and Grant Funding

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On September 26, 2022
  • Annual Report, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Shelters, Domestic Shelters.Org, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, inspiration, mentor, National Award, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, Purple Ribbon Awards, Shelters, Survivor Lifeline, Theresa's Fund, WINGS, WINGS Program
This month, WINGS was awarded three National Purple Ribbon Awards from DomesticShelters.Org and one of seven organizations to receive grant funding: *Outstanding New Service Launch – Survivor Lifeline *Annual Report of the Year *Lifetime Achievement Award – Rita Canning, WINGS Board Chair Emeritus
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Milestones, Highlights, Expansions and Awards: WINGS FY2022 in Review

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 18, 2022
  • 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
Milestones, Highlights, Expansions and Awards: WINGS FY2022 in Review. Learn about WINGS outcomes and solutions to end domestic violence.
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BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Survivors

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On July 26, 2022
  • Bebe Moore Campbell, BIPOC Mental Health, BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, mental health, Mental Health Screening, northwest chicago, Pandemic, WINGS, WINGS Program
July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness month. Learn about how mental health intersects with domestic violence, tips for BIPOC individuals and resources.
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WINGS Graduates are Celebrated and Share Impact

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On July 13, 2022
  • 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 Graduates are Celebrated and Share Impact. The Celebration of Courage event highlights graduates’ accomplishments over their time with WINGS.
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Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Relationships: Myths, Similarities and Ways to be Supportive

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On June 21, 2022
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, LGBTQ Domestic violence, LGBTQ DV similarities, LGBTQ myths, LGBTQ relationships, LGBTQ Survivors, northwest chicago, Ways to Advocate for LGBTQ, WINGS, WINGS Program
Unfortunately, domestic violence occurs across all genders, sexual orientations, socioeconomic levels, cultures, and religions. Due to marginalization, LGBTQ individuals are vulnerable to domestic violence. Since June is Pride month, WINGS highlights domestic violence in LGBTQ relationships: myths, similarities, and ways to be supportive.
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