COVID-19 Response Resources

COVID-19 Response
Though our offices are closed to the public to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are still working, and we are here to help you! To receive help from Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO), Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) or a pro bono program, you must be low-income and live in one of 32-counties of northwest and west central Ohio, OR be an Ohio resident and have a legal problem in one of 32-counties of northwest and west central Ohio; and complete an application for services.

  • Courts & Legal System

  • Education and Special Education:
    School Rights Scoop discussing special education during COVID-19 (video)
    Special Education and COVID-19 School Closures: What Parents & Caregivers Need to Know About Learning & Services Now
    Special Education and COVID-19 School Closures: What Parents & Caregivers Need to Know About Learning & Services Now (Spanish)
    Special Education and COVID-19 School Closures: What Parents & Caregivers Need to Know About Learning & Services Now (Arabic)
    Your Rights if English is Not Your Primary Language: Your Child’s School and COVID-19 (English)
    Your Rights if English is Not Your Primary Language: Your Child’s School and COVID-19 (Spanish)
    Your Rights if English is Not Your Primary Language: Your Child’s School and COVID-19 (Arabic)
    ABLE’s School Rights Scoop discussion focuses on public education during COVID-19 (video)
    ABLE’s School Rights Scoop Discussion Arabic Transcript
    School Rights Scoop: Teaching students with special needs during COVID-19 closures in Arabic (video)

  • Housing and Eviction:
    Toledo Emergency Rental Assistance available NOW! ACT QUICKLY, deadline looms!
    Is Your Housing Protected by the CARES ACT?
    Tenants’ Rights During COVID-19 (video)
    Sample Message to Landlord
    Landlord Checklist
    The map below shows Municipal Courts in the ABLE/LAWO Service Area.
    Red: Still Evicting
    Pink: Starting to evict (after halting evictions initially)
    Blue: Halted evictions (through a published order)
    Yellow: Evictions Continued on Docket (no order, but no evictions scheduled for near future on docket)
    White: unknown

  • Scams and Schemes:
    Avoiding COVID-19 Scams
    Avoiding COVID-19 Scams (Arabic)
    Avoiding COVID-19 Scams (Spanish)
  • Seniors:
    Plan Ahead Live Zoom Meeting Schedule
    Plan Ahead Live Zoom Meeting about Health Care Decisions
    Senior Legal Services: COVID-19 Response
    LAWO’s Plan Ahead & Protect Yourself Legal Series for Seniors: Justice for Seniors (video)
    LAWO’s Plan Ahead & Protect Yourself Legal Series for Seniors:Keeping Seniors Safe (video)
    LAWO’s Plan Ahead & Protect Yourself Legal Series for Seniors:Financial Powers of Attorney & More (video)
    LAWO’s Plan Ahead & Protect Yourself Legal Series for Seniors:Health Advance Directives (video)

  • Stimulus:

  • Unemployment:
    Unemployment benefits during COVID-19 (video)
    School Rights Scoop discussing special education during COVID-19 (video)
    ABLE discute los beneficios de desempleo de Ohio y los requisitos de elegibilidad de immigrants (vídeo)
    Unemployment Compensation in Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic (video)
    A discussion in Arabic about unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic (video)

  • Helpful Community Resources: