| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

Hispanic American Community Education Services

  • Location:
    820 W Greenwood Ave
    Waukegan, IL 60087
  • Phone:
    (847) 244-0300
  • Toll-free:
    (847) 244-0300
  • TTY:
    (847) 244-0300
  • Fax:
    (847) 201-2724
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

HACES, or Hispanic American Community Education and Services, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving immigrants since 2005. BIA recognized with BIA accredited staff, we provide assistance with family petitions, waivers, Citizenship and Naturalization. Senior staff has over 28 years of experience with case processing.

Counties served: Lake

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, Housing, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, ESL, Health services, Housing referrals, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Individuals who are not in legal immigration status
Languages spoken: English, Hungarian, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes


Volunteer Coordinator
Alejandra Paiz
(847) 244-0300 Ext. 207