Erica Asbell

  • Hosted by Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, U.S. Department of Justice - Office for Victims of Crime, MetLife Foundation, Metropolitan Family Services, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Service location Chicago, Illinois
  • Issue area Elder Abuse
  • Fellowship class year 2016
  • Program Elder Justice AmeriCorps

The Project

Provide legal services and community outreach to low-income elders of Cook County, Illinois who are facing legal issues related to abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

The vulnerable elderly population in the Greater Chicago Area is growing. Elderly clients are in need of a victim advocate to providing legal consultation and representation. These individuals suffer various forms of elder abuse and need assistance with matters such as powers of attorney, guardianships, monitoring credit reports, etc.

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