April 4, 2022

Two years have gone by since our organization went fully remote, right when the country first shut down. And it feels like we've grown more than we've thought possible.

Our staff has grown by 50%, we've added three new hotlines to our repertoire, and we've made big leaps in our community partnerships.

This month we're so excited to celebrate our longstanding partnership with Taller de José on April 28 as part of their Builder's Day.

Taller de José's (Joseph's Workshop) annual fundraising gala is a celebration of all those who make accompaniment possible. We are honored that CARPLS will be given the Accompaniment Award at this year's celebration.

This will be a hybrid event, with an in-person meeting at Lacuna Lofts in Pilsen on Thursday, April 28th, and an online option via Zoom that same evening. 

We hope you can join us!
New Leaf Illinois featured in StreetWise
Our project New Leaf Illinois was featured in StreetWise magazine!

CARPLS Supervising Attorney Peter Honigmann and Supervising Attorney Brandon Williams of Cabrini Green Legal Aid, also a New Leaf partner, penned the op-ed.

Get to know our new Office Administrator, Rosalind Scott
Rosalind has been in the accounting field for more than 20 years. She previously worked for Northwestern Medicine in immediate care centers and the Center for Complex Gynecology. Rosalind was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. She is the youngest of six. She is married and has two kids (and one beautiful granddaughter).

We will be at the Northside Resource Fair on April 30. Come by our table and say hello!
Hear from our CARPLS clients
"I learned a lot from CARPLS"

Mary called our hotline because she was facing an eviction due to lost wages and unpaid rent. She did not know where to turn until a friend referred her to CARPLS. "The attorney was amazing! They really helped my situation."
Rob gets help with credit debt

"The attorney was so compassionate. She explained my rights and assured me of my specific concerns. At the end of our conversation, I felt relieved."
"They calmed my nerves"

Greta called our hotline looking for help with a domestic violence situation. She felt unsafe in her home and she didn't know what the next steps would be.

"The attorney heard me and helped me move forward. Thank you for helping me through this hard process."