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ABLE Appoints New Executive Director Makiedah Messam

Ombudsman Program Seeks Additional Volunteers

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ABLE Fair Wage Letter to Toledo City Council

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality submits this letter in support of Women of Toledo’s call for Toledo City Council to pass the Pay Equity Act.

Know Your Rights: Going Back to School After the Tornadoes

School aged children who lost their homes in the Memorial Day tornadoes may qualify for help to succeed in school.

Payday Loan Reforms in Ohio

Lenders always charge interest, but payday lenders recover many times the principle in fees and interest on small loans to people who are just trying ...

James and Camille - A Family Reunited in time for Baby’s Birth

James and Camille are from Ghana and came to the United States nine years ago so that James could attend graduate school. After graduating with his Ph.D., James found work as a research fellow at a local university. At the time his work visa expired, Camille’s sister had just passed away, leaving behind four young children. While Camille’s and James’ visas had expired, they did not feel they could leave the United States so soon after her sister’s death, because they needed to care for their nieces and nephews.

Advocating for law changes to protect kids’ educational rights

Jessica A. Ramos Invited to Testify

Jessica A. Ramos, who has been recognized for her work representing unaccompanied immigrant children, was invited by Senator Rob Portman to testify be ...

Alleviating Food Insecurity Via Cooperative Bylaws

Income and wealth inequality in the U.S. continue to grow, even after the economy has rebounded from the Great Recession. One aspect of the growing inequality is that many urban areas are "food deserts."



CFTF provides funding to support legal education and representation for eligible immigrants in removal proceedings before the Cleveland Immigration Court.

Preventing Payday Loan Industry Growth in Toledo Central City Neighborhoods

Many people debate whether payday loans are necessary for people with limited means. But the proliferation in Toledo was stemmed after several groups ...