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General Legal Help

Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program of Franklin County (UMADAOPFC)

Offers after-school, in-school and summer youth programs, family needs assistance, reentry programs, counseling services, drug treatment, crisis intervention and more. Visit the website for a detailed description of their services.
510 East Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 227-9694
umadaopfc.com

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio

Offers an alternative to the court system by providing an impartial mediator who helps work out conflicts. They provide problem-solving services for domestic and family issues, divorce, neighborhood conflicts, tenant-landlord disputes, workplace issues and consumer rights disputes. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale.
67 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 228-7191
communitymediation.com

Fairfield County Pro Bono Clinic

Gives free legal advice to individuals who cannot afford an attorney. Services are provided on a first-come/first-served basis.
131 North High Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(740) 687-0500
fairfieldcountybar.org/probono-legal-clinic

Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone

Faith based, non-profit organization based in Columbus’ Hilltop community. Some of their programs include Hilltop teen club, teen free store, basketball at their gym, their no-cost Westside CDF (Children’s Defense Fund) Freedom School, mentoring program, produce distribution, free legal clinic and more.
1665 Harrisburg Pike, Columbus, Ohio, 43223
(614) 398-1230
hilltopshalomzone.org

HandsOn Central Ohio

This comprehensive information and referral service connects those in need with thousands of social service, government and community resources. They help find a solution to any need. Free and confidential, available throughout Franklin County 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
195 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Information Referral: 2-1-1
Homeless Hotline: (888) 474-3587
Foodline: (614) 341-2281 or text (614) 702-7772
handsoncentralohio.org
HandsOn Central Ohio Online Directory of Human Services: 211centralohio.org
HandsOn Volunteer Central Ohio: volunteercentralohio.org/#

Interfaith Legal Clinics

Local attorneys answer legal questions free of charge. Click below for locations and times.
franklincountyohio.gov

Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC)

Provides free civil legal assistance and guidance to low income residents and senior citizens of Columbus and Central Ohio (residents of Franklin, Madison, Delaware, Marion, Morrow and Union counties). Legal Aid attorneys may be able to assist you with the following types of cases or legal problems: consumer law, family law, housing, public benefits, reentry, seniors, tax, veterans, education and naturalization.

  • Columbus Office:
    1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
    Intake: (614) 241-2001 or Toll-free: (888) 246-4420
    General Inquiries: (614) 224-8374 or Toll-free: (877) 224-8374
  • Marion Office:
    150 Oak Street, Marion, Ohio 43302
    (740) 383-2161 or Toll-free: (888) 301-2411

columbuslegalaid.org

Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA)

As a non-profit law firm, they oversee several offices that provide representation to low-income Ohioans in 36 Ohio counties. They provide free legal advice to people with a low income throughout Ohio. Their website has a lot of information about local rules and regulations regarding adoptions and foster care, legal rights of teenage mothers and homeless youth, employment laws, protection orders, housing/public benefits, and school rights.
1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(866) 529-6446
ohiolegalservices.org

Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries

Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries offers programming and connects families facing suburban poverty in Hilliard (Ohio) to resources. Programs include a free summer lunch program, a free Family ESL Program including ESL classes for adults and academic support for children, a legal clinic, a monthly job readiness clinic, winter coat store and more. Visit the website for the location of each program.
(614) 586-7939
son-ministries.org

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS)

Gives free legal help to low-income people throughout 30 counties in southeastern Ohio. They handle public benefits, housing, unemployment compensation, family issues, education, employment, health and other matters.

  • Administrative Office
    1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
    (800) 589-5888
  • Athens Office
    964 East State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701
    (740) 594-3558 or toll free (800) 686-3669
  • Chillicothe Office
    73 East Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
    (740) 773-0012 or toll-free (800) 686-3668
  • New Philadelphia Office
    255 Second Street Northeast, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
    (330) 339-3998 or toll-free (800) 686-3670
  • Newark Office
    15 West Locust Avenue, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 345-0850 or toll-free (888) 831-9412
  • Portsmouth Office
    National City Bank Building
    800 Gallia Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
    (740) 354-7563 or toll-free (800) 837-2508
  • Steubenville Office
    100 North Third Street, Steubenville, Ohio 43952
    (740) 283-4781 or toll-free (800) 837-4781

seols.org

Vineyard Columbus Immigration Counseling Services

Provides low-cost immigration legal assistance for those whose income level is under 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. We limit our practice to the following areas: green card applications, family petitions, citizenship, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, temporary protected status, and more. Call for clinic hours.
6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 259-5322
ww2.vineyardcolumbus.org/need-help/immigration-counseling