Wings For LIFE is working to strengthen the families and children of those incarcerated. Working to end generational incarceration. Working to give the families life skills through education to build a solid foundation.
I am a therapist who has brought clients to WINGS. They & their families receive meals, education, guidance, support, case mgmt, and primarily-full, unconditional regard! Their lives are improved, transformed, and much progress & many gains are evident!
Wings is a great place for families to get support. Wings has become like family to me. LOVE the staff, volunteers and people who join us on Mondays.
Wings provides a vital service to the community. I have worked with Ann for many years and remember her trudging through the snow to a juvenile detention center around Christmas to see the young people incarcerated there and we joked that if we weren't going in to see these individuals they would not see any familiar faces. Tough time of year for them but Ann realized their needs and responded selflessly as usual. Carl D
Ann and her team have such a heart for the families of the incarcerated. These families need love and help.
They show the love of Christ to all....
The Wings Ministry touches the hearts of inmates AND their children in a mighty way. When the children are allowed to spend the day with their parent having fun and learning about the love of Jesus, it touches a place in their hearts that they have kept guarded. Everyone gets involved and learns to have fun with the supplies at hand. It is easy to forget that they are still in prison! The children get to see their parent having fun and playing with them, sometimes for the first time. It can be a life changing experience to feel their parents love and the love of God at the same time. I highly recommend this ministry.
A dedicated founder. A sizeable and seemingly always growing group of volunteers. And a mission that is desperately needed for children and families of the incarcerated. Wings Ministry is a model non-profit and an inspiration to many.
WINGS humanizes the "least of these". It also encourages those with incarcerated loved ones by providing weekly skills building mettings to all participants.
My experience with the WINGS organization and its leadership has been both rewarding and educational. As professional leading a similar ministry I can say that this is one of the best most comprehensive and compassionate organizations of its type.
I began working with Wings while I was Program Director at Dismas House New Mexico, a transitional living facility for newly paroled individuals in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I knew the importance of having ex-offenders live in a positive environment with strong role models. At that time left out of the equation was the ex-offenders family.
Thanks to Wings Ministry, an arrangement was made to have program participants attend the Wings bi-monthly meetings with their family members. This coming together was a huge success. Dismas House program participants looked forward to the meetings. This gave them a chance to be with their loved ones and to experience positive moments together.
What I witnessed was encouraging. Wings Ministry provided a stable learning environment not only for the residents of Dismas House but for their family members. The workshops and dinners gave many something that had been missing from their lives, a safe haven within such a positive environment. The children felt safe and the family that was once torn apart by prison grew stronger through Wings Ministry.
I am thankful that Wings Ministry provides such an important service to families that need support in trouble times. I am thankful that Wings Ministry is now a national program and that others in faraway places can experience the joy and blessings that Wings Ministry shares.
Corinne Rodriguez, Director. NDN Services