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Healthcare and Economic Stability

Adison's Story

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.

Everyone deserves enough food on their table

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

New unemployment benefits available for Ohioans

Unemployment rates remain high in Ohio during the COVID 19 pandemic. While some important unemployment benefits temporarily expired in 2020, new assistance is now available through the Continued Assistance to Unemployed Workers Act (CAA), which is an extension of the CARES Act unemployment provisions.

Rashanda's Story

When the pandemic unexpectedly changed her hectic work schedule, Rashanda prioritized her health and made the difficult decision to leave her employment. 

Lauren's Story

After enduring years of abuse, Lauren’s anxiety is so severe she can rarely leave her home and becomes very nervous about talking with people.

Dave's Story

When Dave’s brother tried to request a state hearing regarding the Medicaid denial, he was not allowed to do so; the form designating him as Dave’s authorized representative had been lost.

Medicaid Eligibility

Medicaid eligibility limits are updated annually. Household size and total income determines eligibility for Medicaid.

Work Requirements for Medicaid

The federal government has granted permission for Ohio to create a work requirement for Medicaid.

Community Inclusion

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