Washington, D.C. – Ayuda is pleased to announce that its signature friend raiser—the Welcome Breakfast—will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from 8:00 am to 9:30 am, at Hamilton Live in downtown Washington.

Ayuda invites community members in the Washington metropolitan region to attend the Welcome Breakfast for an opportunity to experience Ayuda’s mission, hear client stories, interact with board members, staff, and current donors, and discover Ayuda’s life-changing community impact.

This year’s confirmed table hosts include Lori Faeth, former assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Interior; Liz Hein, senior compliance counsel at HP, Inc.; Darla Bishop of AmeriHealth Caritas DC; Alex Dodds of Smart Growth America; and Mauro Morales of the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights. Ayuda is grateful to these community ambassadors and volunteers for their leadership.

Ayuda is recruiting up to 25 table hosts to assemble groups of four to ten guests at the event. To learn more about serving as a table host, please contact Arleen Ramirez Borysiewicz via email at [email protected] or by phone at (202) 552-3605.

About Ayuda

Ayuda is a 501(c)(3) legal, social, and language access provider that helps vulnerable low-income immigrants in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia stop abuses and improve their lives. With 44 years of experience and a highly motivated and skilled team, Ayuda secures justice and vital resources for immigrant individuals and families. As a national leader, Ayuda shares innovations that increase the capacity of providers and systems throughout the United States. Ayuda regularly fields inquiries from attorneys, advocates, and officials residing around the world who want to learn more about our relentless, dignified approach that helps immigrants save and rebuild their lives.

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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