Bilingual International Assistant Services is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) organization established in May, 2002 by stateless refugee women. Bilingual International was founded as a response to the unmet needs of foreign-born seniors who had limited ability in the English language, were unable to navigate the intricate system of care, and often voiced fear over their future and livelihood.
In 2005, the agency began serving US-born older adults, who, despite knowledge of English, lacked knowledge of the system of care and resources. Poverty stricken, isolated seniors who were also home bound and frail sought our services to help them improve their living situations, overcome anxieties, and increase their ability to maintain community living.
In 2016, Bilingual International welcomed two long-time partner agencies: the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma and the Places for People Faith Team. These recent additions have enhanced the agency’s service portfolio – especially to refugees and survivors of state-sanctioned torture.
Free of negative bias, we advocate for and encourage legislation that promotes statewide accessible, appropriate health and social services for under-served individuals and populations. Through our services and proven track record, we not only live our mission – we go beyond expectations to help our elderly and foreign-born communities.
Bilingual International Assistant Services ensures equal access to healthcare, mental health and social services for immigrant seniors, through advocacy, education and direct multilingual services.
We are working to secure funding to continue services to 150 enrolled Lawful Permanent Residents; we have no intention of abandoning our clients.
Fitness Hour to support Bilingual International US citizenship project while promoting personal health and fitness.
Celebrating Asian New Year while taking advantage of an opportunity to learn more about Affordable Care Act and schedule private enrollment and counseling sessions.
Bilingual International is an incredible place, friendly, joyous and the way we build it to be – one day at a time, one smile at a time – through hard work and devotion of each team member and with much appreciation to the elders who share their wisdom and the daily miracle of survival. Once […]