The economy has improved but poverty
in Franklin County is not on the decline.

Since 2009 our economy has been slowly improving. However, as the unemployment rate has decreased and wages have gotten better for some, the number of people in poverty in Franklin County has not similarly decreased. The population that was most damaged by the recession has not been able to catch up. That is why the Legal Aid Society of Columbus needs your contribution to continue serving this vulnerable population.

Your contribution will help:

  • Protect survivors and their children from domestic violence
  • Protect against sexual assault and trafficking
  • Prevent homelessness, illegal evictions, and stop foreclosure rescue scams
  • Protect Fair Housing rights
  • Ensure that families can put food on the table
  • Help people access essential health services

View our annual reports to see how your contributions impact our community.
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report

Five ways you can give and make a real difference in people’s lives:

Workplace Giving

Automatic payroll deductions are a simple way to provide ongoing support for the cause that matters most to you. Contact your human resource department to find out how to take advantage.

Employer Matching Gift Programs

Double the impact of your gift by asking your employer to match it! Your company may offer a matching gift program. Contact your human resources office to find out about your company’s program.

Legacy Gifts

Leave a legacy of justice. Remembering the Legal Aid Society of Columbus in your estate plan or will can help change lives for generations to come. Learn more about leaving a bequest or gift from a retirement plan or life insurance policy. Contact Melissa Linville, Development and Grants Manager, at 614.737.0155.

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