Our Impact

Over our 50-year history, the Shriver Center has secured hundreds of law and policy victories with and for people living in poverty in Illinois. Building on these wins and our comprehensive view of poverty, we connect and train lawyers, community leaders, and activists nationwide to advance opportunity--for all, not just some.

All employees should be paid a living wage, be safe from workplace hazards, and be free from workplace discrimination.

No family should have to make the choice between meeting their basic needs and being with their loved ones, particularly in the light of the COVID-19.

State investments that address the COVID-19 crisis must protect communities now and move toward long overdue systemic change.

In this pandemic, parents should be able to hold their children close in these trying times.

Health care is a human right, and our health system is stronger when everyone is included—especially seniors.

These recommendations for state legislative actions concentrate on critical measures to protect low-income families & communities across the state.

In-person visits for parents of children in foster care have been suspended for weeks

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