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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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December 16, 2019

Video Cameras in Special Education Classrooms

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Many of you probably heard the horrifying story out of Berkeley County from earlier this year in which a non-verbal special needs student was abused by her teachers, and it was discovered only because the mother suspected something not quite right was happening at school so she placed a recording device in her daughter’s hair.



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December 05, 2019

Teenagers in Foster Care

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As has been reported repeatedly, West Virginia’s children are in a state of crisis. With over 7,000 children in state custody, the foster and kinship care system is being overwhelmed with the need for citizens to step up and fill in the gaps being left by the opioid epidemic.



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