Maria Citino Sfreddo

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Service location Chicago
  • Law school University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Issue area Domestic Violence
  • Fellowship class year 2009
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

For an immigrant woman whose every move is controlled by an abusive spouse, the prospect of not only gaining the courage but also finding the resources to leave is slim. The Head Start Legal Clinic offers an innovative way of reaching a population that too often lives paralyzed by fear and unable to access needed services. The Clinic will serve the community by offering education and direct legal services to Latina battered women through legal clinics offered at Head Start locations in targeted Chicago neighborhoods.

The Inspiration

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