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Immigrant Survivors Project

Immigrant Survivors Project

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Legal services for immigrants who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

Services Offered

Legal Services • VAWA • U Visa • Child Support • Child Custody • Domestic Violence • Immigration • Legal Aid • Sexual Assault • Rape Victim Advocacy • Order Of Protection


Catholic Charities Immigrant Survivors Project, in collaboration with Mujeres Latinas en Acción and Taller de Jose, provides comprehensive legal services to immigrant survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and other violent crimes in family law matters. Services include representation in matters of VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), U Visa, as well as orders of protection, representation in child support and child custody issues, and Spanish/English translations and interpretations.


1170 N. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016 42.0681367 -87.8941774

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • For immigrants who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and/or stalking.


  • This service is free


  • Teens accepted
  • Adults accepted

How to Apply

Call 312-655-7054, M-F 2:00pm-4:00pm to determine eligibility and schedule an intake appointment with an immigration specialist. Appointments are generally scheduled during morning hours.

Other Locations

Program Phone: (312) 655-7054
205 W. Monroe St., Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
West Regional Office
Program Phone: (312) 655-7054
1400 S. Austin Blvd
Cicero, IL 60804
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
Program Phone: (312) 655-7054
1170 N. River Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Melrose Park
Program Phone: (312) 655-7054
1115 23rd Ave.
Melrose Park, IL 60060
Catholic Charities - Waukegan
Program Phone: (312) 655-7054
671 S. Lewis Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
The Community Center – Waukegan
Program Phone: (312) 655-7054
914 8th St.
Waukegan, IL 60085