Ayuda (Washington, DC)

Name

  • Name:Eva Lucero
  • Title:Program Initiatives Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Ayuda
  • Address:6925B Willow Street NW
    Washington, DC 20012
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:202.387.4848

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General

  • Mission:
  • Ayuda is a registered 501(c)(3) organization founded 40 years ago in Washington DC. Our vision is to have 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 DC metropolitan area.

  • Overview:
  • At Ayuda, we envision 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 DC metropolitan area. Ayuda is the only non-profit provider in the DC metro area that provides a wide range of immigration and family law assistance, as well as social services support, for all immigrants - including men, women and children - from anywhere in the world, regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. This comprehensive and open approach gives all immigrants a single resource to which they can turn. Our specialized services for immigrant children and for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking are unique in the area.


    We realize our vision by advocating for low-income immigrants through direct legal, social and language services, training and outreach in the Washington DC metropolitan area. We carry out our mission by serving our community in the following areas:
    Immigration: Legal representation for family and humanitarian-based immigration cases before US Citizenship and Immigration Services and Courts.
    Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Holistic legal and social services to immigrant victims through Protection Orders and related family law and immigration matters, comprehensive case management, crisis intervention, counseling and emergency services.
    Human Trafficking: Comprehensive legal and social services to immigrant human trafficking victims.
    Children: Specialized legal advice and representation to resolve the immigration status of abused, neglected, and abandoned immigrant children.
    Community Legal Interpreter Bank: Facilitating trained, qualified foreign language and ASL interpreters to Washington DC non-profit legal services providers.

    Ayuda serves low-income immigrant individuals and families who live in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Our clients contend with unique challenges to access justice, which include but are not limited to, facing isolation from support networks, economic hardship, limited English proficiency, fear of deportation, and lack of awareness of their civil rights. Ayuda's main office is located in the second largest immigrant community in DC, all our direct services staff speaks Spanish, and is one of a small number of local organizations that specialize in comprehensive legal and social services for all immigrants, regardless of country of origin, sexual orientation, gender or age. Our low-barrier services enable clients to overcome legal and social obstacles, so they can gain access to fair and legal employment, health care and other social services, which, in turn, increases their ability to support and reunite with family and enjoy the basic civil liberties US citizens possess.

  • History:
  • In the spring of 1973, there were only 6 private attorneys admitted to the Washington, DC bar who spoke Spanish. Seeing a growing need for legal services to the immigrant community, a group of young law students established a non-profit to serve the District’s Spanish-speaking community so it could overcome language barriers and other limitations unique to them. The organization was named Ayuda.

    Over the next four decades, Ayuda expanded its mission and target population to serve immigrants from across the world, becoming in the process a leader in the delivery of legal and social services to the immigrant community and achieving national impact. In the 1980s, Ayuda processed hundreds of applications for permanent residence under President Reagan’s Immigration Reform Control Act and became a plaintiff in Ayuda v. Meese, which successfully challenged the restrictive interpretation of this law. Our staff played a prominent role in drafting the original Violence Against Women Act in 1994 and litigating one of its initial political asylum cases. Most recently, Ayuda was a pioneer obtaining green cards under a special law that benefits Afghan and Iraqi interpreters who assist the U.S. military. In 2007, we established a one-of-a-kind Community Legal Interpreter Bank that allows DC’s limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard of Hearing communities to effectively communicate with their attorneys.

  • Year established:1973
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:12
  • Advisory board size:5
  • Staff size:24

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:52-0971440

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:520971440
  • Organization Name:AYUDA
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  • Organization Address:6925B WILLOW ST NW
  • Organization City:WASHINGTON
  • Organization State:DC
  • Organization Zip:20012-2023
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:August, 1973
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):408, 462, 569
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Community service organization, Legal aid to indigents, Referral service (social agencies)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:September, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:September
  • NTEE Code:P840
  • Asset Amount:$1,165,255
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$3,162,355
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$3,147,005
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:48:52 am

This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.