The agency’s Hospital Program operates out of four hospitals in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs: Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois; Ascension Health St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois; and Ascension Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The program was recently expanded to Ascension Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
WINGS representatives work on-site to provide intervention services in emergency rooms to help individuals who have been harmed by their abusers obtain help. They are available to provide support to victims and to help them understand how to begin formulating a safety plan. They can also help connect victims to resources such as counseling services, legal advocacy, and assistance in obtaining orders of protection.
WINGS also offers training to emergency room medical personnel and staff to help them identify the signs of potential abuse and to educate them about resources available to victims of domestic violence.
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