Wings Program, Inc.

Rating: 4.89 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: PO Box 95615 Palatine IL 60095 USA

Mission: The mission of WINGS is to provide a continuum of integrated services to end homelessness and domestic violence one family at a time.
Results: In Fiscal Year 2009, the Safe House provided 8,000 nights of shelter to 184 women and children. Our Transitional Housing program served 176 women and children with 35,000 nights of shelter. These women also received services from counseling, career services, family services, and life skills training to help them achieve self-sufficiency and a brighter future.
Programs: Transitional Living Program - Provides shelter, case management, therapeutic counseling, vocational counseling, life-skills training, financial management training, and children's counseling. Transitional Living has three stages of increasing autonomy: shared-living homes, transitional apartments, and individualized transitional housing.
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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

This organization not only provides a safe haven from abuse but also provides counseling for themselves and their children. Let's not forget they are given vouchers to go to the resale shop to find clothes, warm coats, etc. since they left their homes with just what is on their backs, or to find an outfit appropriate for a job interview. All this to get families back on their feet ready for independence. I first became familiar with WINGS while working full time. Our company volunteered 30 people to a day of assistance and the women's organization regularly collected clothing to be donated to the resale stores. Since retiring, I am now a weekly volunteer helping to prepare home style cooked meals, gardening produce in the summer, office help as needed and organizing/wrapping gifts during the holiday. Happy to be able to give.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

truly dedicated to their job of helping those in need of assistance.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

We have worked with Kati and Beth on the car wash fundraiser for a good number of years. Their dedication is hard to beat and the services that WINGS provide are very comprehensive. The fundraising assists the mentoring program and Kati the Director, and Beth are out there working hard from before it begins to after the close. The demand for assistance outstrips their ability so anything you can do to help wil be valued, and well spent.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated and kind. All are committed to the cause and the good they bring to others in need. They can articulate the needs and the program deliverables well.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering with the Wings Program for over 15 years, assisting the women with tax preparation. During this time I have been priveledged to meet and work with women (and their children)as they progress through different stages of the program. It has been very rewarding to see the women become independent and really improve their life and that of their children. It may sound trite but I have learned more from them, than I could ever teach/inform them.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the progress the women make as they move through the different stages of the program.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I am a weekly volunteer at WINGS. The staff that I work with are the most caring and devoted people that one could ever hope to encounter. No task or challenge is too great for them to undertake. They are committed to their clients 100%+. I always look forward to my days at WINGS.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

everyday is different. There are a multitude of projects to help with.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all friendly, caring and giving.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make life better for families starting over with nothing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering with WINGS for 5 years now and find it a wonderful organization. The staff is truly dedicated to helping domestic violence victims rebuild their lives. I am impressed because they not only provide shelter, but give counseling in parenting skills, money management, and other skills needed to live a productive life. I'd hate to think what would happen to these families if WINGS wasn't there to help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

totally dedicated to helping others. They're unselfish with their time and jump in where needed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save and rebuild more lives. Like most non-profit agencies, funds have been tight so that means that services have been limited.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I am a volunteer for Wings but honestly I consider it a priviledge to work with such dedicated, loving and caring people. I am also extremely impressed with the programs available and the support given to women and their children whose safety is at risk and who often have nowhere else to turn. Donna Chevaleau

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring, commited people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I contribute money to and volunteer time at WINGS. I am very impressed with the services offered by WINGS and the dedication of both the staff and other volunteers. It is a first class operation.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Absolutely fabulous. Everyone is dedicated to helping women and children affected by domestic violence.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help even more women and children affected by domestic violence.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Though I have only been volunteering with WINGS for a short time, it has been time very well-spent. WINGS values its volunteers, requesting our input and offering genuine gratitude for our assistance and commitment. The staff at WINGS is devoted to the clients and to carrying out the agency's mission statement. Each person the organization serves is treated not as a victim, but as a survivor, and is given the time and the tools to mend and move on.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

respectful, reliable, and steadfast.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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