Domestic Violence

& Family Law

Who We Serve

Ayuda’s attorneys provide free family law, protection order and crime victims’ rights legal services to low-income, immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Our Services

Our Domestic Violence and Family Law services include:

  • Protective Orders
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce/ Legal Separation
  • Spousal Support
  • Property Division
  • Crime Victims’ Rights Advocacy

Where We Serve

District of Columbia

DC Walk-in Clinic: Ayuda’s walk-in clinic for DC residents is currently being offered on a call-in basis.

DC residents who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking seeking family law and protection order legal assistance or advice can call our DC office to schedule a free consultation with Ayuda’s Domestic Violence/Family Law team.

Location:

1990 K Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20006

Closest metro station: Farragut West (orange/silver/blue line) and Farragut North (red line)

Hours of operation:

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Contact information:

  • Call: (202) 387-4848
  • Text: (833) 422-0005 (toll free)

 

Maryland

Maryland residents who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking and seek family law assistance or advice can call our Maryland office to schedule a free consultation with Ayuda’s Domestic Violence/Family Law team.

Location:

8757 Georgia Ave, Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Closest metro station: Silver Spring (red line)

Contact Information:

Call: (240) 594-0600

Hours of operation:

  • 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

For Immediate Support Outside Ayuda's Office Hours

National Domestic Violence Hotline: call 1-800-799-7233; log on to the website at www.thehotline.org; or text LOVEIS to 2252.

National Sexual Assault Hotline: call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or log on to the website at  www.rainn.org to chat

Video Resources / Recursos de video

Protective Orders (English) – https://youtu.be/EFlGchY_o64

 Órdenes de Protección (Español) – https://youtu.be/LPeibSQMZ74 

“ I want to take the time to thank each of you for the help and support that you have provided to me and my family during the hardest time of our life. I came to Ayuda nine months ago, lost, hurt, desperate and you guys helped me, comforted me, hugged me. I felt like I had a family standing beside me. You gave me back hope and strength to fight for my kids and put back a smile on my face.

* Photo is not reflective of client quoted

“From the beginning the attorney that was on my case shared with me her confidence and knowledge. I knew that this process would be a good one.”

* Photo is not reflective of client quoted

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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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