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AyudaLocated here in Takoma Park, Takoma Foundation grantee Ayuda envisions 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, D.C. metropolitan area," the group says.

"Since our founding in 1973, we have delivered linguistically appropriate and holistic legal and social services to this population." Ayuda currently fulfills its mission and serves the region's immigrant community through the following programs:

  • Immigration: Provides specialized legal advice and representation to resolve the immigration status of abused, neglected, and abandoned immigrant children, families, and humanitarian-based immigration cases, before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Courts.
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Offers holistic legal and social services to immigrant victims through Protection Orders and related family law and immigration matters.
  • Human Trafficking: Delivers comprehensive legal and case management services to immigrant human trafficking victims.
  • Community Legal Interpreter Bank: Facilitates trained, qualified foreign language and ASL interpreters to Washington, D.C. non-profit legal service providers.