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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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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Why I Support WINGS & How You Can Help on #GivingTuesday

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 19, 2021
  • #GivingTuesday, Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, non-profit, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, WINGS, WINGS Program
#GivingTuesday is a world-wide day to celebrate giving. This year #GivingTuesday is November 30th. Learn how you can get involved and why our community members support WINGS mission to end domestic violence.
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A Day in the Life of a Children’s Advocate Intern

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On November 18, 2021
  • 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, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
Hello! My name is Julianne* and I’ve been a WINGS Children’s Advocate Intern since May. I’m working in a Master’s Degree program and set to graduate in the Spring of 2022. Read more below about what a day in the life of a Children's Advocate Intern is like.
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WINGS Staff Reflect on One Million Nights of Shelter Milestone

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On October 13, 2021
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Housing Programs, non-profit, Shelters, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS Chief Program Officer, La Tonya Walker, and WINGS Senior Manager of Housing Services, Christy G., recently reflected on WINGS one million nights of shelter milestone and how the agency has evolved, throughout their long tenures with WINGS, to best assist survivors.
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WINGS Program, Inc. Provides One Million Nights of Safe Housing

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On September 9, 2021
  • Chicago, chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, End Domestic Violence, Milestone, million nights, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS Program, Inc. Provides One Million Nights of Safe Housing and Shelter. “To me, one million nights of housing represents the journeys of thousands of resilient individuals who persevered," Rebecca Darr shares.
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Reflecting on WINGS Impact over Fiscal Year 2021

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On August 23, 2021
  • Chicago, Chicago suburbs, children survivors dv, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, non-profit, northwest chicago, WINGS, WINGS Program
WINGS recently completed FY2021 and we have been reflecting on our impact to the Chicagoland area. Read updates about WINGS Suburban Safe House, WINGS Metro Safe House, Housing Programs, Children & Family Services and Community Based Programs over the last year.
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The Number One-Way Abusers Control: Financial Abuse

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On March 31, 2021
  • chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, COVID-19, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, domestic violence organization, DV agency, economic abuse, Financial Abuse, Money Management, northwest chicago, reasons they stay, WINGS, WINGS Program
Financial abuse is the number one reason someone may not be able to leave or may force them to return to an abusive situation. Research has shown up to 99% of all domestic violence cases involve financial abuse. Read about what financial abuse looks like, how it complicates survivors leaving, economic impacts and how WINGS assists these survivors.
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