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Despite Abusing His Wife, Diplomatic Immunity Protected Him

Despite Abusing His Wife, Diplomatic Immunity Protected Him

By: Clarissa Arevalo, Domestic Violence Staff Attorney  Annette and her children came to Washington D.C. when her husband – a member of the military of a country in central Africa – was posted to the embassy. Already a violent man, he became even more violent in the...

From Slave Laborer to Devoted Wife and Mother

From Slave Laborer to Devoted Wife and Mother

Isabel and Ernesto, a young couple, first came to Ayuda when Isabel’s high school English teacher, Audrey, noticed a four-year gap in Isabel's studies. Audrey asked Isabel about it. When Audrey heard Isabel’s story, she immediately knew that Ayuda could help. “When...

Ayuda Helps a Young Girl

Ayuda Helps a Young Girl

Janna is a very talkative, energetic, and confident kid—imagine your typical eleven year old. When I met Janna, she told me that she had recently joined the 100-mile club at her elementary school. “But don’t worry," she said. "We don’t run one hundred miles all at...

A Family Safely Reunited

A Family Safely Reunited

As a single mother with a full-time job and four children, how Eva Knight finds the time to study English, participate in her church community, and volunteer for a domestic violence support group, is a tribute to a person’s indomitable spirit. If anything, Eva's past...

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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