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WINGS Metro Shelter Opens

Published: April 14, 2016

For the first time in 10 years, a domestic violence center was opened recently in the City of Chicago. The new development consists of the re-use of a vacant police station and the adjacent city-owned vacant lot, into a 4-story facility, with the ground floor for offices, kitchen and dining areas, children’s play area, and a computer lab. On the upper floors are 40 shelter beds, a few 2-bedroom apartments for longer term accommodations, and a suite-style living environment.

The new development is sponsored by WINGS (Women In Need Growing Stronger), a well-established social service provider with a number of facilities in the suburbs. This is its first Chicago location. WINGS partnered with Greater Southwest Development Corporation (GSDC) to structure the design, oversee construction and arrange the financing.

Development funds came from the City of Chicago, State of Illinois and dozens of private individuals and foundations/corporations. LISC Chicago was pleased to support the project with a $100,000 grant with funding received from JPMorgan Chase.

The uniquely designed WINGS Metro shelter will provide 25 permanent jobs, and most importantly, be a critical resource for women in need of support and shelter.

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