Target demographics: the region's low-income immigrant community
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 2,000 individuals from more than 100 countries
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help archive 40 years of great work in the DC immigrant community, reach out to a dozen former clients, employees and supporters to complete our 40 years 40 Stories project, or make one video of how Ayuda has impacted the immigrant community.
Geographic areas served: Washington DC and Falls Church, vA
Programs: legal and social services on immigration and domestic violence issues affecting low-income immigrants. In recent years, Ayuda also launched projects to protect human trafficking victims, at-risk undocumented/unaccompanied children, and most recently, victims of notario fraud. Ayuda's staff is highly skilled and qualified to serve the low-income immigrant community. Since 1979, Ayuda has been a Recognized Organization by the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA"), which identifies organizations that have knowledge and experience in immigration legal services. All of Ayuda's employees have the language capacity to serve clients in Spanish and some are able to communicate in French, Polish, Portuguese, and Japanese. Ayuda's talented and dedicated attorneys and paralegals possess comprehensive legal knowledge of immigration, family, domestic violence, and human trafficking law.