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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.

Tammy's Story

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.

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. 

Neveah's Story

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.

Lester's Story

Lester Jones* is a 62-year-old legally blind senior who receives Social Security, Medicaid, and Food Stamps.

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.

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