LEGAL AID UPDATES
Brief Advice Clinics are Back! (by appointment only)
Beginning in September, for the first time since the pandemic began, we are back in neighborhoods of Northeast Ohio. To ensure a COVID-safe environment, these events are currently by appointment only. Appointments become available approximately two weeks before each clinic date. Visit our website for a full list of clinic offerings, or download this flyer to distribute.
Legal Aid’s Intake is Open 24/7 (¡en español también!)
Legal Aid is proud to now offer online intake in both English and Spanish. Legal Aid se enorgullece de ofrecer ahora admisión en línea tanto en inglés como en español. Those who wish to apply for Legal Aid’s help can visit lasclev.org and apply online anytime. Of course, our phone intake remains available during most business hours for all – all languages welcome, interpretation available.
Life & The Law – Conversations About Your Rights Thursday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. on WOVU 95.9FM
On October 21st at 10:00 a.m., Legal Aid staff will be live on WOVU to share empowering legal information and answer listener questions. In honor of Domestic Violence Prevention Month, this month's topic is Family Law. An experienced Legal Aid attorney will discuss resources available for those struggling with domestic abuse, including civil legal action and community-wide supportive services. Listen live online at wovu.org/listen-live/.
Legal Aid Facebook Live series Tuesday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m. on Facebook
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s Facebook LIVE series features "know your rights" information through discussion with our own Legal Aid attorneys, librarians, and special guest experts. This October 26 session - co-hosted with Heights Libraries - is focused on advanced planning issues, and how Legal Aid provides free legal help related to estate planning in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties. Visit the event page on Facebook to join us.
Increase in benefits for SNAP recipients
Many area residents who are depending on SNAP can expect to see increased benefits this month. The USDA announced that the permanent increase in SNAP benefits is based on factors such as income, expenses, and household size. Most families will receive a monthly increase ranging from $12 to $16 per person. To apply for SNAP benefits: benefits.ohio.gov. To find a local food bank: ohiofoodbanks.org.
Free Eviction Help in Northeast Ohio
Legal Aid provides Free Eviction Help in five counties in Northeast Ohio, and is teamed-up with United Way of Greater Cleveland for Free Eviction Help in Cuyahoga County, too. Visit freeevictionhelp.org for more information and resources.
Tenant Information Line & Worker Information Line
Legal Aid’s Tenant Information Line is available 24/7 for renters with questions about housing law. Tenants can call 216-861-5955 or 440-210-4533. Legal Aid’s Worker Information Line is available 24/7 to field questions about employment and unemployment compensation. Workers can call 216-861-5899 in Cuyahoga County or 440-210-4532 in Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain Counties and leave a message at any time. Callers should clearly state their name, phone number, and a brief description of their question, and Legal Aid will call back within 1-2 business days.
As always, please reach out if you have any questions.
Laura E. Klingler, MNO
Development & Communications Associate
Direct: 216-861-5144 / Main: 216-861-5500
Email: [email protected]
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
1223 West Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio, 44113
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