Against the backdrop of the pandemic, Ayuda pivoted to provide our quality legal, social and language access services to be offered remotely, allowing us to support more than 3,000 immigrants in 2020.
Thank you for your support, and we hope you enjoy our 2020 Impact Report!
If you are experiencing human trafficking and need immediate assistance, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.
Ayuda serves hundreds of survivors of human trafficking each year in our legal and social services programs. Unique in our ability to serve men, women, and children throughout VA, MD, and DC, with experience serving survivors of both labor and commercial sex trafficking, Ayuda has a depth of expertise in serving trafficking survivors.
Ayuda Social Services Anti-Trafficking Program:
Trafficking survivors served through Ayuda’s social services program have access to comprehensive case management, therapy, emergency assistance, referrals for housing, medical, and other needs, obtaining food and clothing, and assistance with enrolling in English language courses, computer courses, GED courses and job training programs.
Ayuda Legal Anti-Trafficking Program:
Through Ayuda’s legal services program, survivors of trafficking have access to competent and compassionate representation in their immigration matters at all stages of the process, from assistance with reporting human trafficking to relevant law enforcement authorities to removal proceedings to T Visas to U.S. citizenship applications and a range of other immigration matters.
In addition, many survivors of human trafficking have also been targets of fraudulent schemes involving immigration legal services fraud or other scams specifically targeting immigrant community members. In such cases, survivors may also receive services through Ayuda’s one-of-a-kind Project END to report fraud and/or seek restitution.
Ayuda’s case managers and lawyers speak Spanish, French, Portuguese, and a variety of other languages. Additionally, through Ayuda’s Language Access Program, Ayuda staff work with trained interpreters to ensure that trafficking survivors are able to access services in their language of choice.
Ayuda prides itself on providing culturally-specific, trauma-informed services to all of our clients, including survivors of human trafficking.