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, […]
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!! […]
Eli’s relationship with Bilingual International began in 2013 while she pursued a degree in Social Work at St. Louis University. One of her introductory courses required a twenty hour commitment to a organization; Eli continued to volunteer with us after completing twenty hours because, as she says, “Bilingual is an organization that brings awareness and care to one of the […]
Annual Jewish and Muslim Day of Service EventDecember 25, 2015 Over 40 volunteers of diverse faiths, nationalities and ages participated in our agency’s Jewish and Muslim Day of Service to provide deliveries of gifts and a special lunch to 100 needy senior clients. The project involved volunteers assembling and organizing tote bags by delivery routes during […]