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.

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

Disaster relief benefits will help families feed their children

Shriver Center urges Illinois use recovery rebate offsets to support custodial parents

Groundbreaking Program Centers Racial Equity in Anti-Poverty Advocacy

Now more than ever, no one should be deterred from seeking health care, food, or housing assistance, out of fear they will become a public charge.

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