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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

September 27, 2017
  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    September 27, 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

    September 27, 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 4, 2017
  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    October 4, 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 4, 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 5, 2017
  • Early Learning Coalition Meeting

    October 5, 2017  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Carver Park Fieldhouse, 939 E. 132nd Street

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October 10, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    October 10, 2017  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Aldridge Elementary School, 630 E 131st St, Chicago, IL 60827, USA

    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.

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  • Teen Tuesday at Altgeld Library

    October 10, 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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October 11, 2017
  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    October 11, 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

    October 11, 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

October 12, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    October 12, 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.

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October 14, 2017
  • The Connections Between Animal Abuse and Family Violence

    October 14, 2017  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Chicago Police Department 5th District, 727 E. 111th Street

    Presented by the 5th District Domestic Violence Subcommittee. RSVP to CAPS, 312-747-3100

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October 17, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    October 17, 2017  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Aldridge Elementary School, 630 E 131st St, Chicago, IL 60827, USA

    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

October 18, 2017
  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    October 18, 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

    October 18, 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

October 19, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    October 19, 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.

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