WINGS works to break the cycle and heal the wounds of childhood sexual abuse by providing support services, advocacy, and education to adults throughout Colorado. Our program serves anyone who is 18 and over and has experienced childhood sexual abuse, their loved ones, and professionals who work with survivors. The goal of WINGS is healing for all survivors of childhood sexual abuse and offers support groups for adult survivors of sexual abuse.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Childhood sexual abuse remains among the most under reported & least-discussed crimes in our nation and affects the physical and mental health of millions in our communities. Incest happens in families that are financially privileged, as well as of low socioeconomic status; and those of all education levels, races, ethnic descent, and religious traditions. While there are many resources available to child victims, adults who have suffered sexual abuse as children have few resources.
How will this project solve this problem?
The WINGS Foundation support groups are designed to help adult survivors to cope with these challenges and to live healthy, happy, violence-free lives. WINGS provides an option for adults who wish to heal from the crime of child sexual abuse. We provide ongoing support designed to help adults heal from their trauma, lessen feelings of isolation and shame, and begin to break cycles of abuse in their own families and communities.
Potential Long Term Impact
WINGS will offer over 26 groups for women and men in both English and Spanish for survivors of sexual abuse, loved ones and allies of survivors. We will provide over 1800 units of victim services, respond to over 500 victims and over 300 members will attend groups.
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,768
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,768 . The original project funding goal was $10,000.