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Amirah asked for help to stop sexual abuse

Adult protective services contacted the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program with concerns that Amirah, who was a resident of a nursing home, was the victim of sexual abuse while visiting her daughter’s home outside the community.

Kelly: Protecting tenants from wrongful eviction

When banks foreclose on homes that owners are renting to tenants, they are required to follow certain procedures to protect tenants who find themselves facing homelessness due to the foreclosure. ABLE represented Kelly, who was renting a home for herself and her children when the owner went into foreclosure.

Junction Coalition Community Lawyering Project

After residents of a Toledo neighborhood known as “Junction” learned about banks’ Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) obligations and opportunities to seek reinvestment in their community through an ABLE attorney education session, they wanted to submit comments to the Federal Reserve when the opportunity arose with a recent bank merger.

ABLE/LAWO Helping Dayton Recover from Memorial Day Tornadoes

Thousands of Dayton-area residents lost their homes and other personal belongings as a result of 15 devastating torn Deadly tornadoes ripped through the Dayton-area on the evening of Memorial Day, causing damage that resulted in an emergency declaration.

Preventing Lead Poisoning in Children. “There’s Got to Be a Way to Do This.”

Children face enough challenges growing up in poverty. Lead poisoning and its devastating effects is unacceptable – it is preventable. ABLE has represented the Toledo Lead Poisoning Prevention Coalition (TLPPC) in the long struggle to prevent lead poisoning in rental housing in Toledo.

Gem City Market is providing a community-driven and sustainable solution to food insecurity in a Northwest Dayton community.

Gem City Market (GCM) is a ray of hope and identity in a community affected by decades of disinvestment. ABLE provided legal assistance when community members identified a need to fill the void left by major grocery chains closing their doors in West Dayton. The result was a community and worker-owned cooperative grocery store and deli that will provide fresh food and neighborhood jobs.

Confidence key in neighborhood effort to save historic Toledo church from demolition.

Although St. Anthony Church had been a beacon for service to the community from the corner of Nebraska and Junction avenues for more than 100 years, its imminent demolition in 2018 was a public health concern for neighborhood residents.

A cooperative grocery store will lessen food insecurity in a central city food desert and provide access to healthy, fresh food.

Worker-owned cooperatives are not new, but utilizing this legal model is emerging as a viable solution to food insecurity.

Nadia: Fighting for the least restrictive classroom

Federal law has required for more than 40 years that public schools provide special education services in general education classrooms, the least restrictive settings, as much as it is appropriate for each child. In Nadia’s case, that almost did not happen.