Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and homeless women and their children can find solace in the WINGS emergency shelter.
Case Management: individualized plan aimed at helping to meet current and future needs.
Job Readiness Training and Education: to provide job training and assistance with job placement.
Emergency Shelter: residential and non-residential housing.
Information and Referrals: to other community agencies who could be better equipped in a particular situation.
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program: provides financial assistance and services to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless and help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized.
Every client is evaluated on an individualized basis. Case management for all clients includes both short-term and long-term goal setting and achievement. WINGS maintains both written and verbal communication with clients in order to provide ongoing support for the accomplishment of client goals and their efforts of stability and self-sufficiency. Stability is measured by maintaining a household, attaining employment, completing job training, maintaining healthy relationships, and gaining a positive outlook for their future. When clients leave our emergency shelter after benefiting from services provided, they are aware of help agency benefits for eligible individual and families. Clients have the knowledge of how to make ends meet. They have learned how to balance work, home and personal time effectively and efficiently.
We aim to educate participants on maintaining a household, completing GED testing, holding a carer, and applying for jobs so they may be better equipped to not become homeless after the initial happening. These may seem easy for one individual but impossible for another. WINGS understands these differences and works with clients individually.
To accomplish all of the above, WINGS ensures that those with the greatest need receive assistance. We use official ESG application for RRH and HP but if no documentation is readily available, we do not turn away clients. We believe a sheltered client is a happy client; therefore, our organization offers shelter to all who have none with a choice between our Columbia, MS and McComb, MS emergency shelters. We maintain an emergency hotline 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, so persons in need are able to access care immediately. Our service is completely inclusive to all in need.
Additional Help: MUTEH, DAFS, St. Vincent DePaul, Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Christian Services, local and community churches, and community legal and medical agencies.