America holds close the ideal of equal justice for all, but all too often, justice is out of reach for many of its most vulnerable citizens. Civil legal aid steps in to ensure that this promise is made a reality for the thousands of individuals and families who need representation in the justice system, but could not otherwise afford an attorney. By giving to the Justice for All Campaign, you can make justice a reality for individuals and families in northwest Ohio.
Each year, thousands of people request legal help from Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO), and the Toledo Bar Association (TBA) Pro Bono Legal Services Program. Through gifts from our friends and supporters in the Toledo legal community, we were able to provide life-changing assistance to victims of elder abuse, veterans, victims of domestic violence or human trafficking, and many families struggling to meet their day-to-day needs of housing, food, healthcare, or education for their children. But even though we served so many, there are still more who need our help, and we ask that you support us again this year.
The Justice for All Campaign is a fundraising partnership among LAWO, the TBA Pro Bono Legal Services Program, and ABLE. As the sole providers of free civil legal aid to low-income residents of northwest Ohio, the Justice for All Campaign unites our fundraising efforts to ensure that vulnerable and disenfranchised members of our community have equal access to the legal system.
Why is our work in providing equal access to justice so important? Our advocates provide free civil legal services to help clients find legal solutions to their desperate circumstances. Last year, we helped nearly 9,000 individuals and families in matters of housing and eviction defense, immigration, elder law, community and economic development, domestic violence, family law, trafficking, and benefits assistance.
They Need Your Help
Your investment in the Justice for All Campaign gives hope to our clients and stability in the community as their legal problems are resolved. Options for supporting the work of ABLE, the TBA Pro Bono Legal Services Program, and LAWO are as varied as the programs and services we offer. Whatever your interest—helping children, preventing homelessness, providing safety, protecting civil rights, providing for veterans—there is opportunity within this campaign.
When you support the Justice for All Campaign, you create equal access to justice. We need you. Our clients need you.