For undocumented survivors of gender-based violence, immigration services are a crucial part of the long-term journey to safety and independence. We offer free immigration law services to people who have experienced gender-based violence.

We are a Department of Justice-recognized provider of immigration services and can assist with a:

  • U Visa, a way for non-citizen victims of certain crimes, including gender-based violence, to get legal status in the U.S.
  • VAWA self-petition, a way to get the immigration status that an abusive family member could have gotten for you, but did not.
  • Battered Spouse Waiver, a way for those who already have a conditional status to continue the process to get legal status in the U.S. without the help of their abusive spouse.

How to get help

Please call our team at (312) 971-5932 or fill out our intake form (Spanish version available here) and email it to