| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

Southwest Organizing Project

  • Location:
    2558 West 63rd Street
    Chicago, IL 60629
  • Phone:
    (773) 471-8208 x129
  • Fax:
    (773) 471-9008
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

The Southwest Organizing Project’s (SWOP) mission is to build a broad-based organization of Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith institutions, public and private schools and other institutions in Southwest Chicago, which will enable families to exercise common values, determine their own future and connect with each other to improve life in their neighborhoods. To this end, leaders of SWOP have dedicated themselves to building relationships across racial, ethnic, generational and faith differences and to bringing the common concerns of their institutions into the public life of the community as they develop the capacity to act collectively and “stand for the whole.” In providing accessible and reliable legal services, we hope to engage individuals with others in similar situations, so that they too can exercise their power.

Counties served: Cook, Du Page, Kankakee, Will

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Non-legal services: Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Will also accept clients from other counties in IL and IN.


Volunteer Coordinator
Iris Gutiérrez Berríos
(773) 471-8208 x129