OHU’s WINGS services help new parents adjust to the responsibilities of parenthood. Targeted for new and expecting parents, WINGS works to build trusting relationships, teach problem-solving skills, and enhance family dynamics as a preventive measure against child abuse and neglect.

Services Offered

  • In-home visitations based on family needs.
  • Assessment of family’s strengths and needs.
  • Parent support and education.
  • Physical and mental health support for immediate family members.
  • Prenatal and neonatal education.
  • Assistance in locating educational opportunities.
  • Assistance in accessing community resources.

Who is Eligible?

WINGS is available to parents between the ages of 16 and 23 from the prenatal period until the child reaches age of 3 (Cook County) or 5 (Lake County).


There is no cost to families for WINGS services.

Funded by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, Cardinal Health Foundation, McCormick Foundation, United Way of Lake County