We appreciate our partners, The Center for Women and Families, having shared their press release below:
LOUISVILLE – KY, April 4, 2012—At The Center for Women and Families, we know that free and clear communication is key to empowering people. Individuals often seek services after experiencing the trauma of abuse where their voice was not heard. When clients are limited English speakers, clarity and understanding are crucial to their safety and recovery.
As of April 1, In Every Language is providing The Center with 25 hours of free on-site interpretation per month. That’s the equivalent of over $22,000 annually. The Center’s dedicated advocates are in a unique position to help clients live a better life, and that advocacy begins with assuring they will be heard. The interpreters at In Every Language are committed to working with survivors of intimate partner abuse or sexual assault. They understand that words directly translated into English such as “love,” “forced,” or even “abuse” can have different meanings in other languages.
“The world is here!” said Marta Miranda, President and CEO of The Center for Women and Families, “There are over 100 languages spoken in Jefferson County. In Every Language will continue to be invaluable in serving our diverse clients and our fight to end intimate partner abuse.”
The Center for Women and Families and its clients have been partnering with In Every Language for 4 years. This new agreement allows The Center to continue to meet the Title VI Federal mandate and will enhance interpretation and translation services to The Center’s non-English speaking clients.
In Every Language is able to provide services free of cost to The Center because of their growing business in the Louisville region. As their business here grows, they hope to increase their donation of service.
About In Every Language: In Every Language is a nationally recognized, professional provider of translating, interpreting and localization solutions, representing over 170 languages. Visit www.ineverylanguage.com or (502) 213-0317 to learn more.
About The Center for Women and Families: The Center for Women and Families helps victims of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence to become survivors through supportive services, community education and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency and rebuild lives. The Center has been serving Kentuckiana since 1912, when it began as part of the YWCA. Today it is a private nonprofit organization serving 9 counties and operating seven regional locations, three of which provide emergency shelter and/or transitional housing. The Center maintains a $4.8 million budget and provided housing, advocacy, counseling, therapy and education to over 30,000 people last year.