The Blocks Together Torrence Shorter Legal Clinic provides comprehensive and empowerment-focused legal services to residents on the west side of Chicago. The Torrence Shorter Legal Clinic is open for walk-in appointments the first and third Tuesday of each month from 4pm-7pm.



Blocks Together (BT) is a membership-based community organizing group in the West Humboldt Park (WHP) neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side. Since 1995, BT has empowered residents to work together for systematic changes that bring concrete improvement to their lives. We tackle social justice issues relating to education, housing, economic justice and the criminalization of youth. We frame our work through the lens of racial justice and human rights and we emphasize ongoing political education and connection of our campaigns to broader social justice movements.

BT members are individuals who work, worship, live, access services or go to school in West Humboldt Park. BT is firmly committed to the idea that collective leadership by those most affected by an issue is the way to build lasting change. Members lead at every level of the organization.

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Carolina Gaete-Tapia

If you are a current client at Blocks Together contact:

Wally Hilke


CALA Staff Attorney

Blocks Together

3711 W Chicago Ave.

Chicago IL 60624

773 940-2319

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