Ayuda’s Annual Welcome Breakfast


For nearly 50 years, Ayuda has been the leader in providing holistic, culturally and linguistically appropriate legal, social, language access to meet the emerging needs of immigrants in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

With the support of many, Ayuda has helped more than 150,000 immigrants access justice, stop abuses, find safety, heal from trauma, and overcome language isolation.

Ayuda’s invites YOU to join its 2022 Welcome Breakfast on Thursday, September 29 from 8:30-9:30 for an interactive conversation with Ayuda’s former clients, staff,  board members, donors, and other supportive friends.

This event is free for all participants.

Proof of vaccination is required. Mask-optional (may be subject to change).

What: Ayuda’s Annual Welcome Breakfast

When: Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 8:30AM – 9:30AM EST. 

Where: Women’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

Event Program

7:45 – 8:25AM  – Registration

8:30 – Welcome Remarks by Victoria Ortega, Ayuda Board Member

8:40 – Journey to Saftey, Client video and Testimonial

8:50 – Future of Ayuda by Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

9:00  – Ayuda Response to Bused Migrants by Ana Plaza, Social Services Director

9:05 – Journey to Citizenship by Ayuda Client Testimony

9:10 – Table Dialogues led by hosted by table captains

9:20 – Closing Remarks by Paul Lee, Ayuda Board Chair

2022 Event Sponsored By

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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