Inclusivity

Inclusivity

WINGS welcomes ALL survivors regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation or income level.

Confidentiality

WINGS honors the privacy and dignity of every survivor. Unless survivors have communicated a desire to speak out and share their stories publicly, we will never violate their rights to receive confidential services.

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Empowerment

At WINGS, survivors find a place where they are believed, accepted and no longer alone. They are connected to essential resources to advance their healing at their own pace.

Resilience

WINGS believes the path to healing is individual and unique to each person, and every person has the ability to heal.

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Voice

WINGS accepts and validates all survivors’ experiences without judgment or shame, and provides a safe space to voice their stories and truth with other survivors. WINGS supports survivors wishing to speak publicly about their experience, and advocates for the needs and rights of all survivors at the state and national level.

Self-Care

WINGS promotes self­care as an essential aspect of healing.

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Accountability

WINGS fosters an environment of transparency and accountability on an individual and societal level. We help survivors let go of the blame and shame that is not theirs to own and place accountability for the abuse on the person who chose to abuse them. WINGS maintains that accountability for appropriately supporting survivors must be a shared goal by families, organizations and communities everywhere. Survivors should not bear the burden of their trauma alone; they must have systems designed to foster their healing.

Advocacy

WINGS recognizes supporting adults of childhood sexual abuse as a human rights issue. Survivors have a right to information about the ways their health and well-being are impacted, to receive specialized services and to be a part of the dialogue to end the culture of silence engulfing the issue.

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