The 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.