Southwest Organizing Project
The Southwest Organizing Project’s (SWOP) mission is to build a broad-based organization of Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith institutions, public and private schools and other institutions in Southwest Chicago, which will enable families to exercise common values, determine their own future and connect with each other to improve life in their neighborhoods. To this end, leaders of SWOP have dedicated themselves to building relationships across racial, ethnic, generational and faith differences and to bringing the common concerns of their institutions into the public life of the community as they develop the capacity to act collectively and “stand for the whole.” In providing accessible and reliable legal services, we hope to engage individuals with others in similar situations, so that they too can exercise their power.
||Cook, Du Page, Kankakee, Will
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship
|Types of immigration legal services provided:
||Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
||Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
||Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
||English, French, Spanish
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
|Nominal fee charged?
||Will also accept clients from other counties in IL and IN.