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Legal help on immigration issues for low-income immigrants

Consultations are by appointment only. If you live in DC or Maryland, please call our DC office at 202-387-4848. If you live in Virginia, please call our Falls Church office at 703-444-7009. Consultations cost $100 per person.

In looking for an immigration attorney, beware of non-attorneys or “notarios” who are not allowed to provide immigration legal services. If you believe you may be a victim of fraud in your immigration case, please contact Project END at 202-552-3604.

Legal help for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking

We provide legal consultations and/or representation in civil protection order, family law and related matters for low-income, immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking with legal matters in DC or Maryland. Interested clients are welcome to visit the DC Ayuda office during our “walk-in” hours, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Or call 202-387-4848 for more information.

If you are in immediate danger call 9-1-1 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

Social services for victims and survivors

Case management and/or therapy services are available to immigrant victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Immigrant victims of human trafficking and child abuse or neglect may also be eligible for case management services. For more information, DC residents may call Ayuda’s DC office at (202) 387-4848 or visit during our walk-in hours, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Virginia residents may call Ayuda’s Falls Church office at (703) 444-7009.

If you are in immediate danger call 9-1-1 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

Help in Your Language

You have the right to a free interpreter whenever you visit a DC government office or agency. You may also have the right to documents in your language. If you are not given help in your language, contact the DC Office of Human Rights [http://ohr.dc.gov/] at (202) 727-4559.

There are also many free lawyers, social workers, and advocates in the Washington, DC area who are required to use a free interpreter to work with you in your language. If your lawyer or social worker does not provide help in your language, call Ayuda at (202) 243-7317 to try to get a free interpreter.

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