Children and families arriving at the U.S. border to ask for protection is not new and is not unexpected. But this year we have seen a large increase in children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Children with legal representation are 5X more likely to gain U.S. protection. Children with access to culturally sensitive social and language services are more likely to thrive.

And this is why Ayuda’s work is so critical.

This summer YOU have the unique opportunity to help fundraise for Ayuda and help immigrant children access the holistic services they need.

LGBTQ+ Immigrants

Some LGBTQ+ immigrants find that in the United States, they are finally in a safe place to explore/express their sexual orientation or gender identity. Some come to the United States because of the persecution they face in their home country due to their actual or perceived sexual identity. Some are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking.

Ayuda offers specialized legal and social services to help meet LGBTQ+ immigrants’ unique needs. We endeavor to uphold their legal rights through affirming and supportive services. Ayuda’s immigration legal team has experience advocating for the needs of LGBTQ clients and fighting the discrimination they face within the contexts of immigration and family law.

Our social services team works to connect LGTBQ+ clients with supportive housing options, health services, and a community that will welcome them.

Our staff have been trained to make our office space welcoming to LGBTQ clients by providing a safe environment free of judgment or bias.


Children and families arriving at the U.S. border to ask for protection is not new and is not unexpected. But this year we have seen a large increase in children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Children with legal representation are 5X more likely to gain U.S. protection. Children with access to culturally sensitive social and language services are more likely to thrive.

And this is why Ayuda’s work is so critical.

This summer YOU have the unique opportunity to help fundraise for Ayuda and help immigrant children access the holistic services they need.

Ayuda's Washington, D.C. office has moved!

Ayuda is excited to announce that as of Tuesday, September 1, 2021 we have a NEW DC office! Ayuda will no longer be operating out of our 6925B Willow St NW nor our 1413 K St. NW offices.

Our new Washington, D.C. office is located at 1990 K Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20006.

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