Bilingual International Assistant Services is a not-for-profit 501 (C) 3 organization established in May, 2002. Bilingual International was founded as a response to the unmet needs of the many 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.
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.
Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma and Bilingual International Assistant Services, long collaborative partners, are uniting to support their common cause.
Hyunsu Shin, our beloved leader and supervisor is going to be missed by all. On one very snowy night we gathered to wish her well and to celebrate her professional growth and the many wonderful achievements she helped the agency with. Dear Friend and Co-worker, you will be missed!! Great Picture courtesy of Thinh Nguyen, […]
Celebrate Beauty and Creativity with Macklind International!! WHEN: Friday May 20th 5:30-7:30 WHERE: Macklind International Senior Center 1329 Macklind Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110 View beautiful art work created by senior immigrants from Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Central Europe. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact Mary Wang at tel: 314-645-7800 ext. 206 or email her […]
We can’t do it without you. At Bilingual International Assistant Services, we provide critical mental health, interpretation, and social services to immigrants and refugees. Since 2002, we’ve improved the lives of thousands of underserved, isolated, and poverty-stricken seniors, adults and children. But we need your help this Tuesday, May 3,on Give STL Day. Tomorrow, from midnight […]
Thanks everyone for attending our Volunteer & Donor Dinner! Thanks also for “shopping” with us. Over $340 was raised through the silent auction at the event. Some contributions are still coming in, but you helped us raise funds, which we really need! What a great way to meet board members, supporters and staff!! […]