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Transitional Living

WINGS Transitional Housing provides single women and women with children a safe and supportive environment to address the issues that led to their homelessness. WINGS service area encompasses the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago within Cook and Lake Counties.

Shared Living
Unemployed women and women who have greater needs for support enter Transitional Housing in one of our shared living homes where they receive intense supportive services. Women typically stay in shared living for approximately six months however may stay longer based on individual need. Women are not required to pay for living expenses for the first six months of residency.

Independent Living
Apartments are available for women who are ready to move from shared living and for women that are already employed and are referred to WINGS from other agencies. The women pay 30% of their adjusted gross income towards their living expenses. Women receive supportive services and work toward increasing income, reducing debt, and achieving individual goals.

Individualized Transitional Housing
With a grant from the Office of Violence Against Women, WINGS now offers permanent housing solutions to our graduates. These grant funds allow WINGS to help provide graduates rental and utility assistance in conjunction with supportive services.

Permanent Supportive Housing
Through Permanent Supportive Housing, disabled women can enjoy secure, long-term housing with optional supportive services. WINGS operates 8 Permanent Supportive Housing units.

Supportive Services
WINGS supportive services are client-centered and strength-driven, which allows staff to work with each woman based on her individual strengths, thereby enabling the women to more effectively address their needs and meet their goals. Supportive services include: 

  • counseling for women and children
  • parenting classes
  • financial literacy seminars
  • life skills

WINGS also provides food, personal and infant care products, and household items through our pantries.







24-Hour Hotline:
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