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.

New Law will Make It Easier for Homeless, Elderly, and Disabled SNAP Recipients to Obtain Food

Advocates Gather to Share Strategies for Pursuing Race Equity

New Law Will Lift 200,000 Low-Wage Workers Out of Poverty

Shriver Center partners with Housing Justice Leadership Institute to support legal assistance for tenants.

Illinoisans at risk of the pitfalls of short-term health insurance plans will now have stronger consumer protections instead.

Advocates allege that the State of Illinois is months behind in processing Medicaid applications.

The new law makes Illinois just the 2nd state nationwide to protect immigrant tenants from intimidation and harassment.

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