Domestic Violence

& Sexual Assault

If you are experiencing abuse and need immediate assistance, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS TO 22522, or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).

Ayuda’s Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program provides holistic services in a culturally sensitive environment and trauma-informed way to low-income immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

In each of our offices, our legal and social services programs work together, supported by Ayuda’s unique Language Access Program and its specially trained interpreters expert in serving survivors of trauma, to meet survivors where they are and help them to access justice and take the next steps in their journeys.

Ayuda Services for Survivors

D.C. Office

In DC, Ayuda offers a walk-in clinic for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Through this clinic, in the comfortable and familiar space of Ayuda’s offices, survivors are able to access emergency services including safety-planning.

Survivors can speak to an attorney about their rights and options for obtaining child custody, child support, divorce, or a civil protection order and enforcing their rights as a victim of crime and potentially be connected with an Ayuda attorney for representation in their case. 

Survivors can be connected with Ayuda’s social services program for case management, emergency assistance, therapy, access to food, clothing, and diapers, and referrals for housing, medical, and other needs.

Survivors can also receive internal referrals to Ayuda’s immigration program, where experienced attorneys take a trauma-informed approach to evaluating and advising about all possible immigration remedies and, wherever possible, offer representation to survivors in ongoing immigration matters.

 

Maryland Office

In Maryland, Ayuda offers family law and protective order consultations and representation to survivors by appointment.

Clients may access Ayuda’s social services program for case management, emergency assistance, therapy, access to food, clothing, and diapers, and referrals for housing, medical, and other needs. 

Survivors can also receive internal referrals to Ayuda’s immigration program, where experienced attorneys take a trauma-informed approach to evaluating and advising about all possible immigration remedies and, wherever possible, offer representation to survivors in ongoing immigration matters.

Virginia Office

In Virginia, Ayuda’s domestic violence and sexual assault program focuses on providing immigration representation in a trauma-informed way to survivors along with referrals to other providers for family law and civil protection order needs wherever possible.

Survivors can also access case management, counseling with a licensed clinical social worker, access to food, clothing, and diapers, and referrals for housing, medical, and other needs

Domestic Violence & Family Law Program 2019 Impact

Survivors Supported in Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Stalking Cases

Legal Consultations Provided for Survivors

Protective Orders Secured for Survivors

In a year that has been plagued by a health pandemic, economic recession, racial injustice, social uprising, and more... Ayuda seeks to lighten up this 2020 giving season with a little comedy!

Join Ayuda & Steven Michael Quezada this Giving Tuesday - December 1 at 7PM EST. - for a night of laughter in a year that has been so-not-funny. 

So come out for a night of comedy, donate & lend a helping hand to immigrants in need this giving season. 

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