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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.

LAWO partners with the community to reach survivors in need

LAWO partners with the community to reach survivors in need

Domestic violence survivors achieve stability with LAWO’s help

Domestic violence survivors achieve stability with LAWO’s help  

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Supporting Ohio's Grandfamilies

As communities grapple with strategies to address the challenges of the opioid crisis, the nation’s grandparents are stepping up and stepping in to care for the children of the epidemic.

Tornado Disaster Relief – Avoiding Scams

Natural disasters, like the tornadoes that hit the Greater Dayton area on Memorial Day, present prime opportunities for consumer fraud and scams.

New Protections – Payday Loans

In April important new protections for consumers who take our short-term loans, commonly known as payday loans, went into effect.

Community Inclusion

Everyone deserves an opportunity to live in their community near their family, friends, and support system.

H-2A Workers Increasingly Important Source of Labor Employment

Over the last decade, employers have increasingly turned to the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers Program to fill temporary agricultural jobs in Ohio and the country.

Income Tax Obligations Critical to Agricultural Workers

Agricultural workers, in particular those who are here on an H-2A visa, often face complicated income tax issues. 

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Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) wants seniors to understand their legal rights, avoid abuse and victimization, and protect their safety, assets, income, and independence.