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Right to Counsel Housing Representation

A recently-passed Right to Counsel housing ordinance has allowed LAWO to expand our program in assisting Toledoans facing eviction and other housing stability issues.

Special Projects Outreach Office at JFS

LAWO’s Special Projects Outreach Office has returned to the Lucas County Department of Job and Family Services and is welcoming prospective clients.

Mary's Story

Mary*, a single parent with two children, had debts of over $142,000 and kept falling further behind on her payments.

Phillip's Story

Phillip Major* and his spouse, the parents of three minor children, were both employed as independent contractors with a company that sold fixed rate utility bill plans door-to-door. Mr. Major and his spouse both lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 shut-down and fell behind on their rent.

Outreach in the Midst of COVID

In 2020 and 2021 LAWO modified its outreach efforts to ensure it provided agricultural workers information about their rights and how to protect themselves and their families in a COVID safe manner. We also provided information on COVID-19 and personal protection equipment to agricultural workers.

Linda's Story

When Linda filed for a Civil Protection Order, she thought she and her children would need to move out of their home.

Juanita's Story

When the opposing party objected to Juanita’s civil protection order, she did not know how to proceed to keep her family safe.

Important Message About COVID-19

Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO) is here to help people living in poverty for whom the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about swift and severe changes. They have lost employment by the thousands; many are facing the loss of their homes and health care and experiencing increased rates of domestic violence. While LAWO’s physical offices are closed during this stage of the pandemic ...

Access LAWO Services at Toledo Municipal Court

Tenants with housing and debt collection actions in the Municipal Court have onsite access to LAWO’s services.

Pay-to-Stay

There are funds available to help tenants pay any rent they owe to their landlords which will ensure their landlords are made whole.

Volunteer Resource Documents

Brochures, Information, Forms & Documentation

Everyone deserves enough food on their table

SNAP is a federal program that provides allotments for food purchases to low income households in Ohio. 

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