COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 13, 2019) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation recently released its 2018 annual report showing how through the support of the Foundation, Ohio’s legal aids improved the lives of 118,657 Ohioans.

Ohio’s legal aids solve legal challenges to help improve the financial security, health, and safety of low-income Ohioans.

“For Ohioans struggling with opioid addiction, foreclosure, or with reinstating a driver’s license to get to work, legal aid is an invaluable resource,” said Angie Lloyd, executive director of the Foundation. “Ohio’s legal aids help Ohioans get back on their feet so that they can better contribute to their communities.”

In 2018, Ohio’s legal aids helped:

  • 4,402 veterans
  • 15,877 seniors
  • 8,904 survivors of domestic violence

The 2018 annual report highlights client and community stories from Ohio’s nine legal aids, who serve all 88 counties. The report can be downloaded here.

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation improves fairness and access to justice for all Ohioans. Established in 1994, the Foundation funds Ohio’s legal aids through the IOLTA/IOTA program, a civil filing fee surcharge, and donations. Legal aid helps families, children, veterans, seniors, and other Ohioans struggling to make ends meet get back on their feet and on the road to self-sufficiency. Through the Foundation’s work, Ohioans have access to legal help, advice, and representation, which ensures fairness for all in the justice system.