The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To resolve serious legal problems of low-income people, promote economic and family stability, and reduce poverty through effective legal assistance.
Legal Aid provides a wide range of services. We represent individuals and families who face serious legal problems. Each year we help over 20,000 families prevent evictions and foreclosures, resolves consumer debt problems, obtain Medicaid and other health and income benefits, address family law issues, including divorce and domestic violence, and resolve school problems.
Legal Aid solves the day-to-day legal problems faced by our client, and we are committed to addressing larger issues which affect our community.
Housing - Legal Aid takes cases to help clients resolve housing problems
Representing in eviction and foreclosure cases
Preventing lockout or utility cutoff
Improving neighborhood housing
Domestic Violence - Legal Aid helps clients who seek protection from domestic violence
Securing protection orders
Resolving custody and visitation
Representing in divorce proceedings
Coordinating community services
Education - Legal Aid provides legal assistance to help children obtain a good education
Addressing special education needs
Promoting parental involvement
Preventing suspension and expulsion
Child Safety - Legal Aid represents children to secure a safe and stable home
Serving as attorney and gaurdian ad litem in abuse, dependency, and neglect cases
....And much more
Legal Aid works with individuals and community groups on a wide variety of issues
Child welfare and foster care services
Termination or denial of Food Stamps, medical assistance, or income benefits
SSI and Social Security denials and terminations
Veterans, unemployment, and disability claims
Access to health and mental health care services
Probate, guardianship, and adoption
Lower-income residents of Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinto, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties are eligible for Legal Aid services.