About Us

Ayuda provides legal, social, and language services to help low-income immigrants in our neighborhoods access justice and transform their lives. Since 1973, we have served more than 100,000 low-income immigrants throughout Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Ayuda’s expert and dedicated professionals help immigrants from anywhere in the world navigate the immigration and justice systems and access the social safety net. Our comprehensive and welcoming approach breaks down barriers, helps those in need, and makes our communities stronger.

 

Our Mission & Vision

Ayuda advocates for low-income immigrants through direct legal, social and language services, training and outreach in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

We envision a community where all immigrants succeed and thrive in the United States.

Our Core Values

Ayuda core values of Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Inclusion, Client-centeredness and Wellbeing serve as a foundation for how we carry out our work.

They are a thread throughout everything we do, and a commitment to one another and to our community.

 

Our Story

Ayuda traces its roots back to the 1960s with the creation of Ayuda Para El Consumidor, a George Washington Law School clinic that assisted immigrants specifically targeted and victimized by consumer fraud. Ayuda was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1973 to provide general civil legal services to immigrants.

Today, Ayuda realizes its mission of supporting low-income immigrants through direct legal, social, and language access services; training; and outreach in the Washington metropolitan region. We have 60+ staff members across our offices in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland.

Our Programs

Ayuda’s expert and dedicated professionals help immigrants from anywhere in the world navigate the immigration and justice systems and access the social safety net. This comprehensive and welcoming approach breaks down barriers, helps those in need, and makes our communities stronger.

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Get in Touch. Get Involved.

 

If you are interested in learning more about how you can make a difference in the lives of our immigrant neighbors in D.C., Virginia and Maryland, please consider donating to Ayuda. 

Our supporters make our work possible by making meaningful gifts, sustaining commitments in the form of recurring donations, and onetime gifts such as sponsorships, workplace and matching gifts, in-honor gifts, and other donations. 

If you are interested in getting involved with Ayuda, visit our Get Involved Page for our current opportunities.

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