On June 13, 2008, Women Everywhere held its annual service event, in which volunteers from bar associations, law firm and individual attorneys provide service to agencies across the Chicago area that serve women and children. Women Everywhere is a collaborative effort of several women’s bar groups, including the ISBA Committee on Women and the Law.
This year, 20 agencies participated in the service project, including several first-timers, and our volunteers came from more than 20 firms or bar organizations, along with a dozen or so individual volunteers. In total, we placed more than 125 volunteers to perform painting, gardening, cleaning, and to participate in activities with women and children served by the agencies.
Participating agencies were:
Center on Halsted; Connections for Abused Women and their Children (formerly Chicago Abused Women’s Coalition); Family Rescue; Gilda’s Club; Girls in the Game; Good News Partners; Grace House; Grateful House; Hephzibah House; Housing Opportunities for Women; Hull House; Joseph’s Workshop; Kids Off the Block; Korean Women in Need; New Moms; Metro Family Services; Project Hope I (Adelante Center); Sarah’s Circle; Sarah’s Inn; and WINGS.
The photos at right show some of our volunteers hard at work.
Members of the ISBA Committee on Women and the Law who served on the 2008 Women Everywhere Planning Committee are Roberta Conwell, Sharon Eiseman, and Amanda Jones. To find out how you can participate next year, please visit <>or contact one of our subcommittee co-chairs on Outreach and Partnering, Amanda Jones ( ) or Stephanie Nathanson ( ).