LAWO's Plan Ahead and Protect Yourself Legal Series for Seniors is a free service for low-income older adults to help them understand their legal rights, avoid abuse and victimization, and protect their safety, assets, income, and independence. Learn how the program provided invaluable assistance to Rudy and Greta.
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LAWO’s Right to Counsel Program Helps Family in Eviction Proceedings
Through recent Right to Counsel housing legislation passed in Toledo, LAWO has protected numerous individuals and families against unfair evictions so that they may stay safely in their homes. Here’s how we helped Paula, a mother of three children, improve her family’s rental housing conditions.
LAWO Honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022
LAWO shares recent projects, partnerships, and awards received for our efforts in providing quality services and legal representation for survivors of domestic violence in western Ohio.
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.
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.