“Natalie Simmons” is one of many people who lost her job due to the pandemic. As a single mother of three children, and caretaker for her mother, she desperately needed unemployment benefits to stay afloat. After only three months, Job & Family Services (JFS) wrongly flagged her account for fraud, and stopped her benefits.

As a result, Ms. Simmons quickly fell behind on rent and utilities, and was threatened with eviction. Then she called Legal Aid.

A Legal Aid attorney successfully appealed to Ohio Job & Family Services to reinstate Ms. Simmons’ benefits. Legal Aid attorney Caitlyn Byers (pictured here) negotiated with Ms. Simmons landlord to accept rental and utility assistance and dismiss the eviction. Thanks to Legal Aid’s work, Ms. Simmons and her family’s housing was stabilized while Ms. Simmons looks for a new job.

Your support will help Legal Aid assist more families like Ms. Simmons by preventing evictions or foreclosures and helping people obtain crucial housing and utility assistance to regain their financial stability.

Please help low-income families get back on their feet. Make your contribution today!


Send Us a Check

If you would prefer to mail us a check, please make it payable to The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati.  Our address is:  The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, 215 E. Ninth Street, Suite 200, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

Use Your IRA Charitable Rollover

Consider using your Traditional IRA to make an Annual Charitable Gift.

If you are 70½ or older, this is a good opportunity to use an asset that otherwise would be taxed if you took a distribution.

Please direct the IRA administrator to make the transfer directly from your IRA to Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati to avoid any tax issues.

Making the IRA charitable rollover gift to Legal Aid will count towards your minimum distribution for the year from the IRA.  But, it won’t count as income on your tax return.

Contribute Stock

If you would like to send Legal Aid stock, please notify your personal financial advisor that you wish to make an electronic transfer of stock to the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati.  Here is the information about us you will need to complete the transaction:

  • Our Depository Trust Company (DTC) # is 0221.  Our account number is WL18338 9C. 
  • Our Broker is UBS Financial Services, 8044 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati OH 45236-2926.  Our UBS contact is Sam Burchenal at 513.792.2105.

If you require further information, please contact Legal Aid’s Chief Financial Officer, Angie MacKay at 513-362-2878.

Make a Planned Gift

Maximize your estate tax and financial planning situation while investing in Legal Aid for posterity.

You can name Legal Aid as a beneficiary in your will, trust or life insurance policy.  You can also name Legal Aid as beneficiary of an IRA, 401K, 403B, or other qualified gift plan.  It is easy to do.  Just include our tax identification number:  31-536673.   Any of these options may provide potential estate tax savings for your heirs while providing long term support for Legal Aid.  Ask your personal financial advisor which is best for you.

The funds Legal Aid receives from law firms, attorneys, individuals, corporations, and foundations are a statement of commitment for our mission by the community. All private donation income is used in support of our mission.  Funds are used in accordance with Legal Services Corporation and other funder regulations.