Imagine the encouragement a woman at WINGS feels when she sees our long list of supporters.
When you contribute to WINGS, you are supporting every woman in our shelter and each of their brave decisions to move forward with their children towards an independent life free
of family violence.
A very special thank you to our many supporters -- what we accomplish at WINGS would not be possible without you!
Facts About Family Violence
While not all children who witness violence suffer direct physical abuse, they frequently develop long-term behavioural and psychological problems. Exposure to violence can affect children’s brain development and ability to learn, and lead to a wide range of behavioural and emotional issues such as anxiety, aggression, bullying, phobias, and insomnia.
(Child Abuse/Children Exposed to Violence Information Sheet, Alberta Children and Youth Services, October 2008. Available: http://www.child.alberta.ca/home/images/familyviolence/doc_opfvb_sheet_child_colour.pdf)
Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, in all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and in every income group.
"Daily groups help with not feeling like you are the only idiot who fell for a partner’s lies.
Weekly counselling helps with finding ways to get over the blame, shame, guilt and anger, and start healthier habits.
Bread donations help with weekly grocery budget. Clothing donations also help with the budget.
WINGS is needed in this province. Our children deserve to see their mothers safe. Our children will take over this world eventually, isn't it better to fill their eyes with hopes and dreams than fear and despair? Do it for the kids!"