Over twenty staff attorneys (and many pro bono attorneys) work fearlessly, often facing abusers, traffickers and those who have defrauded immigrants.
Nearly a dozen therapists, case managers, and social workers care for clients, helping them heal and put their lives in order.
Ayuda works with 150+ interpreters (who speak 40+ languages) to provide interpretation for our clients (and other nonprofits serving vulnerable immigrants around the area).
From our modest offices in Washington, DC, and Falls Church, Virginia, immigrants from 104 countries around the globe have accessed Ayuda’s services. Latinos comprise 70% of Ayuda clients, while the rest are Asians, Europeans, Caribbeans, Africans, and many others.
Ayuda’s full-time attorneys and social workers work closely with clients to decide how they wish to proceed. No client is ever given any prerequisite or condition for receiving legal or social services. For these reasons, Ayuda attorneys and social workers gain the trust and confidence of clients.
All of Ayuda’s direct services staff speak Spanish and many speak a third language. Having lived, traveled, studied, and trained in countries around the world, we understand the range of complex issues, cultural norms and values, family structure, history of violence, and acculturation that play a role in the immigrant story.