Legal Aid Chicago joins thousands of organizations around the world for #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement encouraging us all to engage more deeply with our communities! Throughout the day we will be updating this page with information about our work, who we serve, and how you can help. Due to COVID-19, the need in the Chicagoland area has only grown. This is why our community – donors, volunteers, and staff – are truly ESSENTIAL to the work we do. Please feel free to share our posts, tell your friends and neighbors about the support and advocacy that we offer, and if you are able and inclined, please donate! #YouAreEssential #LegalAidChicago #EqualJusticeStartsHere

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Jaclyn Ellwein, Staff Attorney with the Children & Families Practice Group, speaks about special needs children and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to Lisa Palumbo, Director of the Immigrants & Workers’ Rights Practice Group, talk about issues that low income immigrants face today.

Michelle Weinberg from our Consumer Practice Group speaks about our work!

“I will take a stand against structural racism and poverty by fighting for the people most affected by it, through legal intervention and assistance. This #GivingTuesday, join me in supporting #LegalAidChicago. When you give back to the Chicagoans who count on our support to receive free legal services, #YouAreEssential to transforming their lives #EqualJusticeStartsHere” — Dan McElroy

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“COVID-19 has not stopped #LegalAidChicago’s fight for survivors of domestic violence, for people living with HIV and AIDS, for people at risk of homelessness, for people with disabilities, for veterans, for seniors….

We stand for justice for our most vulnerable. Every day.
In this difficult time, if you can, please support our work by making a donation at to support #GivingTuesday, #YouAreEssential”  — Jessica Kalmewicki

Tory Igoe our Housing and Client Support Services VISTA talks the issues our Housing Practice Group deals with and how COVID-19 has affected their work!

Our CEO and Executive Director, John Gallo, welcomes you as you follow along today!