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March 26, 2021

Assisting LGBTQ+ Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

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Poverty, stigma, and marginalization put the LGBTQ community at greater risk for sexual assault, yet often survivors are hesitant to seek help from police, hospitals, shelters, or rape crisis centers because of discrimination the LGBTQ community has faced in the past. It’s important to Legal Aid of West Virginia and our partners to promote inclusivity in our services.



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March 18, 2021

I Don't Usually Make Enough to File Taxes. Why Should I Do it This Year?

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Tax season is coming up fast, and in 2021, there are good reasons why you should file a tax return, even if you did not make very much money last year. If you do not usually file tax returns, you should be sure to file your 2020 taxes so that you do not miss out on a refund. Here's why:



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March 11, 2021

Land Contracts and the American Dream?

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Part of the American Dream that many Americans hold dear is the dream of home ownership. This dream is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic when your home is your sanctuary and safe place against exposure. While most West Virginians want to achieve the dream of owning a home, a lot of low-income West Virginians do not have the credit history or the resources to qualify for a mortgage to buy a home. For these West Virginians, renting is often the answer. However, some still want to own a home, and because of this, they enter a land contract to buy a home.



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March 04, 2021

Pro Bono Representation for Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Survivors of domestic violence in Monongalia and Preston Counties may be eligible for representation at domestic violence protection orders through attorneys who work pro bono (without charge).



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February 22, 2021

Learning Disabilities Association of America to start West Virginia Chapter! Informational Meeting on March 2, 2021 5:30-6:30pm

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The Council of Parent, Attorneys, and Advocates (COPAA), the National Organization of Attorneys and Advocates representing families in Education Law Cases has begun a push to get better evaluations and services for students with learning disabilities.



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February 04, 2021

COVID-19 and Student Loans

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COVID emergency relief for federal student loans has been extended.



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December 17, 2020

HELP304

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More and more resources are popping up to provide assistance to the public during the pandemic, HELP304 is one that was recently shared by the Family Resource Network of the Eastern Panhandle. This resource is a statewide resource.



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December 10, 2020

The Financial Opportunity Center and Digital Navigator Program

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Residents of Randolph, Barbour, Tucker, Upshur, and Lewis Counties now have access to more resources to learn about securing their financial security and increase their opportunities to access and develop technology-related skills.



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December 03, 2020

National Veterans and Military Families Month

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Military families know what it is like to serve. They are the backbone of the military. The sacrifice and duty involved in service to the nation by military families is often overlooked by civilians. Over two million children have parents who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan alone.



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September 25, 2020

Getting Your Driver’s License Back while Owing Court Fines & Fees

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On July 1, 2020, HB 4958 went into effect, creating a way to set up a payment plan to get your driver’s license back while paying off court fines and fees!



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