Last year was one of hard work and growth for Bilingual International. In 2016-2017, we expanded our Mental Health Department after merging with the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma and the Places for People Faith Team and became the largest provider of mental health services for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma in the region.
Despite budget cuts at the state and federal levels, we were able to help over 3,200 clients thanks to our funders and donors.
Bilingual International is proudly presenting our agency’s annual report for the fiscal year 2016-2017 showcasing the valuable work we do in the community:
- We served over 235 survivors of torture and war trauma as part of our CANA/ORR program
- Provided trauma-focused therapy for over 125 immigrant/refugee students in SLPS, Ritenour, and Bayless school districts under our Project Safe Space
- Assisted over 1,333 individuals with health insurance counseling.
- Provided over 4,142 meals and 3,067 rides for seniors at our Macklind International Senior Center
- Staffed 2,922 interpretation appointments booked for language services
- Naturalization assistance to over 163 seniors unable to benefit from classroom instruction
“We are a unique organization – one as diverse as the clients we serve. We live our mission of direct service and pivot to meet new challenges as they arise. With your support, we will continue our work until everyone in our community – regardless of country of origin or language ability – has equal access to the services they need to become healthy, productive members of this great nation.” – Jason Baker, Executive Director
If interested in learning more about us and our work, please explore our website.