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Your commitment to justice and support of our work will protect the civil rights of the poorest residents of western Ohio.


To make an offline donation or pledge to ABLE or LAWO contact: 

Miami Valley: Karla Garrett Harshaw at (937) 535-4432
NW Ohio: Carmen Vega-Perez at (419) 930-2515 or Jen Skeldon at (419) 930-2306

What difference does your financial contribution make?

  • Access to an attorney increases the safety of domestic violence victims and their children.
  • Legal services can stop the unfair and often illegal eviction of the elderly and the disabled.
  • Help with filing for bankruptcy can save a family from losing their home.
  • Appeal of an improper denial of benefits can help an individual or family gain access to healthcare, food, and especially in cases of disability, a stable source of income.
  • Access to justice preserves human dignity.

ImageAccording to Legal Services Corporation, 80 percent of the civil legal needs of low-income Americans are going unmet, and half of all people who approach legal aid are turned away for lack of law firm resources.

With your support, the ABLE and LAWO combined records of service for 2017 were:

  • 16,110 requests for help
  • 5,451 closed cases
  • 19,937 persons helped
  • $16,628,232 total monetary awards for clients

For more information about supporting legal services in your community, call the Resource Development Office at (937) 535-4432 in Dayton or (419) 255-0814 in Toledo.

As a condition of the federal funding that LAWO receives from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), we are required to inform you that LAWO engages in no activities prohibited by the LSC Act, LSC regulations, or LSC appropriations riders in any of its work, including that supported by private donors.