To date Damayan has helped about 40 Filipino workers retrieve over $700,000.00 in stolen wages through its case management. The bulk of these wages are payment for unpaid overtime. To run this program, Damayan has partnered with the Community Development Program (CDP) of the Urban Justice Center, the Asian American Legal Defense Fund (AALDEF), and other lawyers groups. We do legal clinics where labor and immigration lawyers provide free consultation for workers. Through the community network, many of the workers with cases come directly to the Damayan office for help in fighting their abusive employers.
If you are a Filipino domestic worker or trafficked worker with questions or concerns, please contact Riya Ortiz, Damayan Case Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 212.564.6057.