Seniors

Legal Services

LAS-of-MFSThe mission of the Legal Aid Society at Metropolitan Family Services is to protect and strengthen families by providing equal access to justice for our most vulnerable citizens, including the elderly. Services include:

  • Domestic Violence: Almost one in every three women in America have reported being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend, and thousands of women in Illinois have suffered such abuse, according to the Illinois Attorney General’s office.  
  • Elder Abuse and Exploitation: Along with Metropolitan Family Services, we provide multiple services that help empower older adults by protecting or removing them from abusive situations and connecting them with legal counsel and other resources that help them maintain their dignity and independence.
  • Housing: From landlord/tenant disputes and Section 8 terminations to homeowners dealing with mortgage foreclosures and unfair home repair or other predatory loans, we represent clients on various housing issues.
  • Consumer Fraud: We provide education, advice and representation for clients who are victims of unfair debt collection practices and predatory lending (including payday loans), who need help with public utility bills and need to protect their credit.

Call 312-986-4200 Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – noon or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. to determine if you qualify for an assessment.

Upcoming Events

October 24, 2017
  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    October 24, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

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October 25, 2017
  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    October 25, 2017  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

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  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    October 25, 2017  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

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October 26, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    October 26, 2017  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Carver Park District Fieldhouse, 939 E 132nd Place

    Empowering parents to improve family relationships and help their children lead fulfilling and productive lives. Call 312-590-0789 to register. Sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services.

    See more details

  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    October 26, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

    See more details

October 31, 2017
  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    October 31, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

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  • Halloween Haunted House

    October 31, 2017  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    5th District Police Station, 727 E. 111th Street

    Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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November 1, 2017
  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    November 1, 2017  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

    See more details

  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    November 1, 2017  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

    See more details

November 2, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    November 2, 2017  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Carver Park District Fieldhouse, 939 E 132nd Place

    Empowering parents to improve family relationships and help their children lead fulfilling and productive lives. Call 312-590-0789 to register. Sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services.

    See more details

  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    November 2, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

    See more details

  • Early Learning Coalition Meeting

    November 2, 2017  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Carver Park Fieldhouse, 939 E. 132nd Street

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November 7, 2017
  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    November 7, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

    See more details

November 8, 2017
  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    November 8, 2017  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

    See more details

November 9, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    November 9, 2017  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Carver Park District Fieldhouse, 939 E 132nd Place

    Empowering parents to improve family relationships and help their children lead fulfilling and productive lives. Call 312-590-0789 to register. Sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services.

    See more details

  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    November 9, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

    See more details

November 14, 2017
  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    November 14, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

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  • Teen Tuesday at Altgeld Library

    November 14, 2017  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Altgeld Branch, Chicago Public Library, 13281 S Corliss Ave, Chicago, IL 60827, USA

    Come check out how you can contribute to and make a difference in your community. Altgeld Library's Teen Tuesday series seeks to bring together teens to promote educational, emotional and spiritual growth.

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November 16, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    November 16, 2017  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Carver Park District Fieldhouse, 939 E 132nd Place

    Empowering parents to improve family relationships and help their children lead fulfilling and productive lives. Call 312-590-0789 to register. Sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services.

    See more details

  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    November 16, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

    See more details

November 21, 2017
  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    November 21, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

    See more details

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