Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Representing a Family or Youth Experiencing Homelessness in an Education Case

Organization

Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Location

Can be done anywhere

Website

Description

Volunteer attorneys provide direct legal representation to families and unaccompanied youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Typically, volunteers provide legal advice and advocate with Chicago and suburban school districts to secure prompt access to school, transportation, and educational services for children and youth who are homeless.

Training on the educational rights of homeless children and youth will be provided by CCH staff on an as-needed basis. Law Project attorneys work closely with pro bono attorneys to analyze, strategize, develop evidence for the hearing, and ensure a successful result.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Patricia Nix-Hodes at pnixhodes@yahoo.com or 312-641-4140.

About the Organization

The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) organizes and advocates to prevent and end homelessness based on our belief that housing is a human right in a just society. The Law Project provides civil legal services in select cases that will advance the legal rights and remedies of persons experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.