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May 29, 2020

Lawyer in the School - Marion County

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Since the Lawyer in the School program expanded into Marion County schools more than a year ago, we have seen tremendous success in helping to stabilize the lives of families impacted by the ongoing opioid crisis. Before the pandemic cut short the school year, we were providing free and direct legal services in three schools.



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May 26, 2020

Unemployment Benefits and Workplace Safety in the Time of Coronavirus

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Going back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic might be dangerous. Can you still get unemployment benefits if you feel your safety is compromised? Hear more on the topic from a Legal Aid of WV attorney.



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April 24, 2020

Student Loan Permanent Disability Discharge

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Most people seem to believe that student loans simply never go away, but for people with permanent disabilities, there may be some relief. People with certain loans and required documentation of total and permanent disability may submit an application to have their loans discharged.



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April 09, 2020

Human Trafficking

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Serving survivors of human trafficking is new. So new, that despite an abundance of funding being allocated for organizations to “help” and “stop” human trafficking, there isn’t much out there other than training, and the training is usually about safety and housing issues (which are highly necessary).



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March 30, 2020

Legal Aid’s Self-Help Library Has Covid-19 Resources!

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Do you have questions about how emergency laws in response to the Covid-19 crisis affect your housing, public benefits, ability to get a DVPO, your job loss, or your employment?



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March 11, 2020

Rights In Subsidized Housing Regarding Termination of Tenancy

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I recently handled a public housing eviction action against a client, and I thought it would be helpful to remind the public about their rights in subsidized housing when it comes to termination of a subsidized housing tenancy.



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February 13, 2020

Student Success Summit - July 30-31, 2020

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The Student Success Summit, co-sponsored by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Department of Education with support from the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, is a statewide conference focusing on creating seamless, supportive, and lifelong learning systems for West Virginia’s students.



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January 29, 2020

New HUD Initiative To End Homelessness For Youth Aging Out Of Foster Care

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Foster Youth to Independence Initiative (FYI) is a new U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program to offer housing vouchers for youth aging out of the foster care system who are at risk of experiencing homelessness.



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January 27, 2020

AmeriCorps Volunteer, Reiley Clark

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Legal Aid of West Virginia has several ways we help vulnerable people seek access to justice- by providing direct advocacy and developing resources to help people go to court on their own. To help us with our mission, Legal Aid recruits the service of AmeriCorps volunteers.



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January 02, 2020

Family Law Clinics

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Legal Aid of West Virginia is pleased to announce that all Legal Aid of West Virginia offices will be holding family law clinics in all 12 regional offices in 2020.



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