VIDA Legal Assistance, Inc.
Voices for Immigrant Defense and Advocacy
VIDA is a non-profit organization that advances the rights of immigrant survivors of violence.
VIDA brings together a community of voices to help survivors and their families find safety, justice, healing, and opportunity.
VIDA is a life transformed.
VIDA has helped thousands of immigrant survivors and their children find hope and stability.
“It got to a point where I couldn’t anymore…my life was in danger. The situation my sons were living was also very serious. My ex-partner could have finished what he had started. Having to hide me and my children…VIDA was incredible. It was salvation. Survivor means that I could have died…and…thank God that didn’t happen.”
-Survivor from Mexico
VIDA has trained thousands of advocates and professionals to meet the needs and protect the rights of survivors.
“You have made VIDA into an exemplar of assistance for immigrants victimized by violent crimes, including human trafficking, and I am grateful for the opportunity to showcase it to the heroes as a best practice for combatting modern day slavery. My staff shared that the visit was both very informative and memorable, and that you did an excellent job fielding countless questions!”
-Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador-At-Large (Ret.) Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. State Dept.