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Marilyn Lovo is the Language Access Manager at Ayuda, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC that provides direct legal, social, and language access services to low-income immigrants. Marilyn received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communication from Stevenson University. As Ayuda’s Language Access Manager, Marilyn trains interpreters, educates service providers, and arranges interpretation and translation for 80 nonprofit organizations throughout the DC Metropolitan area. Marilyn oversees a team of coordinators responsible for administering a publicly-funded interpreter bank whose purpose is to ensure that victim services nonprofits in the District and surrounding jurisdictions can serve all clients, regardless of the languages they use to communicate. In addition, she recruits and selects interpreters to work in victim services settings, and designs, coordinates, and delivers trainings for victim services professionals on best practices regarding interpretation, language access, and using Ayuda’s interpreter banks.

Ayuda's Response to Busing of Migrants

Since April 2022, Ayuda has been working to help coordinate the humanitarian response as the governors of Texas and Arizona continue to send thousands of migrants on buses to Washington, D.C.

We are providing culturally and linguistically specific legal, social and language access services to newly arriving migrants. These services include case management and intake support, interpretation, as well as the provision of food, clothing, hygiene kits, prepaid cell phones, medical supplies, and paid shelter.

Our legal team is providing individualized legal orientations for migrants explaining the immigration system and helping them be aware of their rights and responsibilities.  

“Immigrants are first and foremost, human beings. They deserve respect and compassion, and Ayuda will continue to do what we do best – provide holistic support to those in need in our communities.” - Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

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