Who We Are

Ayuda provides legal, social, and language services to help vulnerable immigrants in our neighborhoods access justice and transform their lives. Since 1973, we have served more than 100,000 low-income immigrants throughout Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Ayuda’s expert and dedicated professionals help immigrants from anywhere in the world navigate the immigration and justice systems and access the social safety net. This comprehensive and welcoming approach breaks down barriers, helps those in need, and makes our communities stronger.

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Mission & Vision

Ayuda advocates for low-income immigrants through direct legal, social and language services, training and outreach in the Washington DC metropolitan area. We envision a community where all immigrants succeed and thrive in the United States.

Immigration Legal Program

  • 4,243 matters resolved
  • 3,473  clients served
  • 969 legal consultations provided
  • 17 Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions for abandoned, abused, or neglected children approved
  • 24 visas for survivors of human trafficking approved
  • 34 visas for victims of crime approved
  • 60 individuals represented in DACA renewals
  • 112 individuals represented TPS re-registrations

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault and Family Law Program


temporary and civil protective orders for clients secured


children assisted in custody matters

Language Access Program

  • 1,167 in-person translations facilitated
  • 3,100 telephonic interpretations provided
  • 394 document translations completed
  • Trained 56 interpreters
  • 98 organizations provided services
  • 67 nonprofit partnerships

Social Services Program

Provided comprehensive case management and therapy to:


Survivors of Domestic Violence


Unaccompanied Children


Human Trafficking Survivors