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Our New Independent Living Apartments

We have successfully acquired a 2-unit building situated on 4,000 sq ft.  6920 S. Indiana Ave

The intended property will be used to support women & their children who suffer domestic violence.

The 2-unit apartments will be temporary, subsidized independent living dwellings for adult women (ages 21 & up) who have vouchers from either emergency shelters or transitional housing agencies to support our efforts with specifically targeting assistance for domestic violence victims.

Our long-term goal is to convert the unfinished basement into a garden unit to operate an official 3-unit, affordable housing property for domestic violence women & their children.

Thirty-One Gives Essential Giveaway!!!

Thirty One Gives LogoIn a collaborative effort with World Vision, we are currently passing out tote bags that were made personally by Thirty-One Gives.

The gift bags are filled with essentials as a token of encouragement & recognition that your life matters, we see you, we support you, and you have someone standing besides you. If interested in receiving a bag, or if you know someone who does want a gift bag, please let us know!!! We would love to hear & share your story of courage & survival.

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TCF Bank Contributions

Over the years, TCF Bank has been a consistent yearly contributor tcfto WINGS Domestic Violence Agency. The support and vote of confidence has been outstanding!!!

Thank you so kindly TCF for your warmth & generosity. We continue to move forward in our mission and goals because of you.

Wells Fargo Community Development

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We are proud to announce our recent partnership with Wells Fargo’s Community Development program.

As we continue to build, create, and promote sustainable and affordable housing options for at-risk women and their children…we are proud that our past and recent efforts matches those of Wells Fargo’s philanthropic goals and objectives so that together we can work to create a better community and society!

 

World Vision Partnership

Over the years, our partnership with World Vision has been an incredible strength. WINGS Domestic Violence Agency can continue to become committed to its goal while having a catalyst such as World Vision. From the essential supplies to the building materials, we have grown in leaps and bounds with their support! THANK YOU!!!

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Men vs. Domestic Violence Pledge

If you are a husband, father, male partner, mentor, brother, or friend…

Join us in our initiatives & take this ‘Men vs. Domestic Violence Pledge’.

With this pledge, we can educate & raise a consciousness in Americans to help end the cycle of domestic violence!

The statistics of Domestic Violence are alarming. Did You Know?….

  •  ​One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
  • Every day, 3 women in the United States are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
  • An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
  • Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
  • Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
  • As of January 2012, statistics showed that 50% of women experience some form of domestic violence in their relationship, be it emotional, mental, physical or sexual.
  • Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.

Statistics of Domestic Violence

The Statistics of Domestic Violence are Alarming. Did You Know?….

  •  ​One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
  • Every day, 3 women in the United States are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
  • An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
  • Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
  • Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
  • As of January 2012, statistics showed that 50% of women experience some form of domestic violence in their relationship, be it emotional, mental, physical or sexual.
  • Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.

10 FACTS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & DATING….

  • Domestic/dating violence is a pattern of controlling behaviors that one partner uses to get power over the other. Including: physical violence or threat of physical violence to get control, emotional or mental abuse and sexual abuse.
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  • 1/4 of women worldwide will experience domestic/dating violence in their lifetime. Women between the ages of 20 to 24 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.
  • Domestic violence is most likely to take place between 6 pm and 6 am.
  • The costs of domestic violence amount to more than $37 billion a year in law enforcement involvement, legal work, medical and mental health treatment, and lost productivity at companies.
  • As many as 324,000 women each year experience intimate partner violence during their pregnancy.
  • Boys who witness domestic violence are 2 times as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women – more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
  • 1/2 of all homeless women and children in the U.S. are fleeing from domestic violence.
  • In 60% to 80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.