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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WINGS Receives Highest Ratings from Non-Profit Evaluators: Charity Navigator, Candid and BBB

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On May 31, 2022
  • BBB, Candid, Charity Navigator, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, donations, DV agency, Four-Star Rating, Guidestar, non-profit, non-profit agencies, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, Seal of Transparency, WINGS, WINGS Program
Recently, WINGS has received the highest ratings from non-profit evaluators including Charity Navigator and Candid (formerly GuideStar). For the fifth year in a row WINGS has earned Charity Navigator's coveted Four-Star Rating. This coveted designation from one of America's leading non-profit evaluators reflects WINGS ongoing commitment to accountability, transparency and financial strength. WINGS has also earned Candid's Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level, and the Better Business Bureau’s Accredited Charity process.
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month; 3 Myths and 6 Tips About Mental Health

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On May 11, 2022
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence organization, dv survivors, mental health, Mental Health Awareness Month, mental health domestic violence, mental health DV, mental health tips, mental illness, mental illness myths, WINGS, WINGS Program
Did you know that mental health and domestic violence are often intertwined? The trauma caused from domestic abuse puts survivors at risk for developing mental health conditions including depression, anxiety and PTSD. Learn about 3 mental illness myths and 6 tips to improve your own mental health and well-being.
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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On February 1, 2022
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Read about the factors that make teens more susceptible to abuse, warning signs and ways to speak to teens about Teen Dating Violence.
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WINGS Launches Innovative Survivor Lifeline Mentoring Program

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On January 19, 2022
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Housing Programs, mentoring, mentoring program, non-profit, northwest chicago, Pandemic, Survivor Lifeline, WINGS, WINGS Program
Spring 2021, WINGS launched its innovative Survivor Lifeline Mentoring Program. Read more to learn about how this program came to be, how it changes lives and how you can make a difference.
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Child Parent Psychotherapy – Building Bonds Between Parents and Young Children

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On December 13, 2021
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children services, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, WINGS, WINGS Program
As youth continue to enter WINGS Safe Houses with alarmingly higher levels of trauma, WINGS compassionate Children’s Advocates remain dedicated to providing the most effective interventions and receive the latest trainings. Child Parent Psychotherapy, for the youngest survivors ages zero to five, builds bonds between parents and young children.
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