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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.

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'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.

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.

Free Right to Counsel Housing & Eviction Prevention Legal Aid Services Available to Those Who Qualify

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.

LAWO Special Projects Outreach Office Now Open at Lucas County Department of Job and Family Services

After a nearly two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, LAWO’s Special Projects Outreach Office has returned to the Lucas County Department of Job and Family Services and is welcoming prospective clients.

Important Message About COVID-19

Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO) is here to help people living in poverty for whom the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about swift and severe changes. They have lost employment by the thousands; many are facing the loss of their homes and health care and experiencing increased rates of domestic violence. While LAWO’s physical offices are closed during this stage of the pandemic ...

Celebrating the Center for Equal Justice

The Center for Equal Justice has stood as a beacon of hope for over 10 years at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Huron Street in Toledo. It offers hope for people who are economically disadvantaged and need legal help that they otherwise would go without – legal help to protect their homes, safety, and access to education and to resolve other life-changing legal problems. Th ...

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