South Side News & Notes

Drug Task Force, Human Trafficking Committee hosting panel discussion

GREEN — The City of Green’s Drug Task Force, in partnership with the Human Trafficking Committee, will present “The Effects of Human Trafficking” May 14 at 9 a.m. at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd.
A panel that includes psychologist Dr. Jennifer Davis; parent Carolyn Kinkoph, cofounder of the proposed Lake County Collaborative to End Human Trafficking; survivors Teresa Merriweather and Candace Williams; Broken Chains Ministry & Lydia’s Home Executive Director Dennis Shawhan; and RAHAB Ministries Minor Programming Director Halle Coblenz, will share stories and information on human trafficking.
This event is free and open to all and will be livestreamed at www.cityofgreen.org/videos.

 

Community Legal Aid offering programs

GREATER AKRON — Community Legal Aid, a nonprofit law firm serving the legal needs of low-income individuals in Central and Northeast Ohio, is offering a variety of programs taught by attorneys and free and open to all unless otherwise noted.
For registration, where required, and for more details, call the Helpline at 800-998-9454 or visit www.communitylegalaid.org/apply unless otherwise indicated.
• Parent’s rights to visitation, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on how to ask the court for a parenting time order, with more details listed at www.communitylegalaid.org/parenthood;
• What to do about eviction, May 10 and every Tuesday at 4 p.m., on renters’ rights and options if facing an eviction. Visit www.communitylegalaid.org/eviction for online resources and clinic details;
• “Ask a Lawyer” live on Facebook, May 11 and every Wednesday at 5 p.m., for civil legal questions related to housing, debt, family, law, public benefits and more;
• Homeowners’ information class, on the first and third Thursdays of the month, including May 12 at 5 p.m., on the foreclosure process and options, with more details available at www.communitylegalaid.org/foreclosure;
• Legal Aid at Senior Summit, May 14. Advocates will be onsite to provide advice related to debt, housing and general civil legal issues. For required registration, visit www.summitlive365.com/event/senior-summit-expo-a-celebration-of-older-adults;
• Veterans clinic, offering a screening consultation for free legal help, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. via phone appointments only available by calling 330-761-7054 and selecting “4” at the prompt to preregister, held through the Canton Department of Veterans Affairs; and
• Advocate training: “Meet Me at the Intersection of Public Benefits and Family Law” (free online webinar with continuing education credits available), May 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, providing a basic overview of various benefit programs and their requirements and exploring how family law settlements can impact a recipient’s public benefits.

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