A 20-Year Journey to Citizenship: Tanya’s Story

Tanya* was a young adult when she experienced political persecution in her home country. In search of freedom, she accepted a job as a domestic worker in a foreign country. Unfortunately, Tanya’s escape was short-lived, as her new employers subjected her to human...

This is Dolores’ Story

Dolores* is a Central American woman who first came to Ayuda’s Domestic Violence and Family Law (DVFL) team in 2018. Her abusive romantic partner of over four years, Arnold, had recently violated her in front of her children, leading her to call the police and file...

10 Years of DACA: Lives Changed & Dreams Made Possible

Cheili came to Ayuda shortly after the DACA program was announced in June 2012 seeking to enroll with this new program. She had been in the U.S. since she was a small child and has grown up in the U.S. Ayuda was able to represent Cheili in securing her DACA, and we’ve...

A Story of Survival and Perseverance – This is Anahay’s Story

Anahay [1] a mother of two, came to Ayuda seeking legal representation to request custody of her two children as well as child support from their abusive father, Paco. Paco had a history of abusing Anahay physically, emotionally, financially and sexually – even...

Aicha’s story

*Aicha is a forty-year old North African woman who came to Ayuda seeking legal representation for a civil protection order, divorce, and custody of her children from her husband, David. Aicha and David had been married for 15 years and have two children in common....
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