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At Ayuda, we envision a community where all immigrants overcome obstacles in order to succeed and thrive in the United States. We realize our vision by advocating for low-income immigrants through direct legal, social and language services, training and outreach in the Washington DC metropolitan area. 

All of our direct services staff is fluent in Spanish and some have additional language skills. We regularly work with qualified interpreters to serve clients who speak other languages. Our programs include: 

Ayuda is the only non-profit provider in the DC metro area that provides a wide range of immigration and family law assistance, as well as social services support, for all immigrants - including men, women and children - from anywhere in the world. This comprehensive and open approach gives all immigrants a single resource to go to. Our specialized services for immigrant children and for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking are truly unique in the area.

Ayuda is well known in the immigrant community and provides linguistically and culturally appropriate services. In FY 2012 (October 2011- September 2012) we provided assistance in nearly 4,300 cases including immigration, family law, and social services support. Ayuda is a proud member of United Way and is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

All media inquiries should be sent to Sarah Block, sarah [at]

Come Visit us

If you would like to get a first person introduction to Ayuda's work and learn how you could get involved, please join us for one of our frequent One Hour, One World tours. Please sign up for a time and feel free to bring friends. (Tours are conducted in English)

If you are interested in hosting a One Hour, One World presentation at your home or office please contact Program Initiatives Coordinator, Sarah Block, sarah[at] 

Learn More

Follow us on Twitter @Ayuda73 and “like” us on Facebook to stay on top of all of Ayuda’s amazing work. You can also read about the past, present, and future of immigrants in the DC Metro area at our blog, Ayuda 40 Years and Counting.
Consider investing in Ayuda today through United Way’s National Capital Area (NCA) campaign – No. 8038 or the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – No. 76261.