Social Services

Who We Serve

The Ayuda Social Services team specializes in working with the immigrant community, in particular survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking.

Ayuda Social Services provides trauma-informed, holistic case management, culturally specific counseling, and emotional accompaniment and advocacy to survivors of crime who live in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

  • Our services are provided in multiple languages
  • All social services and programs are voluntary and at no cost
  • Social services participation does not require a legal case with Ayuda

Our Services

Our team works with clients to identify their unique needs and goals, understand their strengths and skills, and help them navigate available resources and services in their local communities.

 While each our clients brings unique needs, the following are some of the most commonly, wraparound services, we offer to our clients and help them connect with:

 

Safety Planning & Crisis Intervention

Safety Planning & Crisis Intervention

  • We will partner closely with you in identifying the best and practical strategies to decrease risk factors and increase your emotional and physical safety.

  • Our team will help you outline basic steps you can follow in times of crisis and ways to react when you are in danger.
Emotional Support & Therapy

Emotional Support & Therapy

  • Our team will help you identify your own strengths and skills, set up personal goals to overcome life challenges.

  • Our specialized therapist will provide trauma informed mental health services to help you cope and thrive.
Information & Referrals

Information & Referrals

  • Our team will help you navigate and get access to resources and services in your local community

  • Our case managers will assist in connecting you with other agencies that are available to support you and your family.

Social Services Program 2020 Impact

Holistic Case Management to Survivors

Clients Received Trauma-Informed Therapy

Trafficking Survivors Supported Through Anti-Trafficking Program

Pounds of Food to Ayuda Clients

Diapers to Ayuda clients

For More Information, Please Contact Us

D.C. Office

1990 K Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006
202-387-4848

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

Hours of operation:

9AM-5PM

Maryland Office

8757 Georgia Ave, Suite 800
Silver Spring, MD 20910
240-594-0600

Closest metro station: Silver Spring (red line)

Hours of operation:

8:30AM-4:30PM

Virginia Office

2701 Prosperity Ave, Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22031
703-444-7009

Closest metro station: Dunn Loring (orange line)

Hours of operation:

8:30AM-4:30PM

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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