Legal Services

Our in-house team of attorneys and legal representatives help their clients navigate the US citizenship and immigration system, keeping families together, and building a greater sense of security. 

Our attorneys and DOJ-accredited representatives assist with a variety of immigration related concerns, including:

Survivors of domestic abuse or sexual assault

  • Citizenship & naturalization 
  • Renewal of Permanent Resident Cards (Green Card) 
  • Family petitions 
  • Adjustments of status 
  • Consular processing 
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 
  • Waivers of inadmissibility 
  • Asylum 
  • Representation in removal proceedings 
  • U-visa for victims of certain crimes 
  • VAWA for certain survivors of domestic violence
  • Temporary Protected Status
  • Work authorization requests
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

People must live in Illinois to qualify for services.

Thanks to a grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA), we are able to provide free legal consultation and representation in addition to free mental health services for survivors of domestic abuse or sexual assault.

If you have experienced the trauma of domestic abuse, sexual assault or other violent crimes, we are here to support you with the care and resources you need to find healing and move forward. You might also be eligible for certain immigration benefits.

For more information, please call (773) 231-7884 or email

Consultation information

Please note: Post-pandemic, all consultations need to be scheduled prior by phone.

Our team can schedule consolations during the following hours: 

  • Mondays from 8:30 AM - 5 PM 

Initial consultations are FREE, and $50 for asylum cases and other select service processes. Certain individuals living in Illinois qualify for FREE a consultation. 

For scheduling and appointments, please contact our team at (773) 231-7884 or by email at

Citizenship Classes

We also offer a free 12-week course in both English and Spanish to help individuals prepare for and succeed in their naturalization exams and interviews, including topics in US history and civics, and reading and writing. 

Our Impact

We've provided assistance to over 10,000 Legal Permanent Residents applying for naturalization.

Last year, we helped over 300 clients file DACA renewals and over 100 clients apply for naturalization.

Our Legal Services team has a 96% approval rating of applications filed.

We hosted citizenship workshops with the help of attorney volunteers and community volunteers to serve over 80 citizenship applicants in 2020.

Volunteer with us

Check out our list of volunteer positions with our programs — including virtual opportunities to get involved.

Support our work

You can help us continue and expand our critical work to reach more individuals and families in need of Legal Services support.