Legal Aid strengthens our communities and transforms the lives of everyday Ohioans.

Legal aid works in each of Ohio’s 88 counties to protect survivors of  domestic violence; to prevent the financial exploitation of Ohio’s seniors; to ensure access to healthcare for low-income Ohioans; to preserve stable housing; and to secure financial stability so that all Ohioans can lead safe, stable, and healthy lives. In 2021, Ohio’s legal aids served 125,191 Ohioans, including more than:

  • 16,404 seniors

  • 8,556 survivors of domestic violence; and,

  • 53,993 children

Legal Aid in Ohio

OHIO LEGAL AID FUNDING SOURCES

Ohio contributes more than $2 for every federal dollar invested through privately-raised dollars, interest earned on lawyer trust accounts, civil filing fees and some limited state general revenue.

Legal aid also sustained more than 700 jobs for Ohioans throughout the state in all sectors.

LEGAL AID IMPACT STORIES