Living With Change Joins Effort to Assist Trans Youth in Name Change Process

In Partnership with Equality Ohio and TransOhio

Living With Change, in partnership with Equality Ohio’s and TransOhio’s Legal Clinic program offers financial support for transgender residents who are engaged in the legal name change process in Hamilton County, Ohio.

The process for updating a name and gender marker on documents and records begins with a legal name change involving paperwork, fees and legal expertise. It is common after a name change to correct other identity documents, including Social Security, driver’s license or state ID, financial insurance, school, employment, passport and birth certificate.

“Living With Change recognized that the fees involved in the legal name change process can be economically challenging for some transgender youth and their families,” said Jessica Cicchinelli, co-founder, Living With Change. “This led Living With Change to partner with the great legal clinic programs of Equality Ohio and TransOhio to support trans youth and their families.”

WHAT IS COVERED – Legal clinic clients can apply for financial support from Living With Change to pay for the Hamilton County court filing and publication fees required in the name change process.

GETTING STARTED – To access the financial assistance, individuals must be working with the Equality Ohio Legal Clinic. The clinic is free and can be reached at 855-LGBT-LAW or online at

QUESTIONS – Contact Living With Change, Executive Director, Casey Barach, 513-225-1014 or [email protected]org.