17-year-old Adison lives with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, a condition that causes muscle weakness throughout the body and severely restricts the use of his upper extremities. Read how ABLE and LAWO assisted Adison in acquiring a robotic arm to achieve independence.
News & Resources
SAFE Program Conducts Needs Assessment for Women with Disabilities in Lucas County
Findings from a recent SAFE Program survey are now being implemented to assist this underrepresent community of survivors.
LAWO and ABLE Publish 2022 – 2023 Harvest Calendar for Ohio’s Farmworker Community
The Harvest Calendar is our main outreach tool for immigrants and agricultural workers, reaching nearly 2,000 people.
Veterans Project Addresses PTSD and Legal Needs for Low-Income Individuals
LAWO has developed the Veterans Project to address the specific needs and issues of our military community experiencing PTSD and the negative living situations that may accompany it.
It's important to understand your responsibilities as a co-signer for a student loan. Read Tammy's story about how an LAWO attorney assisted her while being sued by a student loan creditor.
LSC Releases 2022 Justice Gap Study
Every few years, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) conducts an in-depth study documenting the significant legal needs disparities Americans living in poverty experience. Read the 2022 Justice Gap Study now.
Free Legal Needs Check-Ups Available to Low-Income Seniors in Western Ohio
LAWO's Legal Aid Line is offering free Legal Need Check-Ups by telephone through the month of June, Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Check-Ups are available to low-income residents of western Ohio ages 60 and older.
Housing is a Health Issue in Allen County Says Recent Community Survey
Substandard housing and lack of transportation are health issues in the communities we serve. That's why LAWO works with community partners to identify factors in the home and provide legal assistance to tenants in need.
Neveah was subleasing an apartment and faced eviction issues when she found out her former roommate had not stayed up-to-date on the rent.
Beware of Scammers Posing as Employees of Legal Aid of Western Ohio
If someone claiming to be an employee of LAWO asks you to send them your personal or financial information by email—don't do it! A real LAWO employee will never ask you to send financial information by email.