Empowering individuals and families impacted by gender-based violence and the child welfare system.
WE TRANSFORM LIVES
with hope and humanity
through legal advocacy and system reforM
WE STAND FOR JUSTICE
Our mission is to empower individuals and families impacted by gender-based violence or the child welfare system to achieve safety and stability through holistic legal advocacy and systemic reform.
We are working toward strong communities where people have the power to navigate fair systems and overcome violence.
1 in 4women experience serious intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
40,000 +clients served in over 30 years.
of DCFS cases successfully appealed.
1,000 +survivors of gender-based violence served every year.
Hear Latasha’s Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR_w8wZyIqk Latasha’s life changed when her father passed away. She went into a deep depression, experiencing suicidal thoughts and delusions. In a moment of crisis, Latasha left her one year old son at an emergency room along
Hear Janet’s Story
Janet grew up in Mexico and came to the US, where she became friends with her future husband, Brad. While things were good between Janet and Brad for many years, their relationship eventually changed and Brad became
Hear Kristen’s Story
https://youtu.be/QkhONSxFUfc Kristen felt hopeless. She was in a controlling marriage that contained verbal abuse and, when she became pregnant, the abuse turned physical. To protect herself and her unborn daughter, Kristen found safety in a shelter. Kristen’s