Hispanic Program

Like other segments of society, the homeless population over recent years has seen an increasing presence of Spanish-speaking people. The Hispanic Program helps these clients overcome the language barriers that stand between them and independent living.

The bilingual coordinator of the program provides a wide variety of services, including help in finding full-time or part-time jobs and appropriate social services, assistance with immigration issues, referral to other community resources, general counseling regarding personal, social, legal and cultural challenges, and classes in English as a second language (ESL).

Translation services are also provided for other Hope Center programs such as the Health Clinic and the Day Labor Program. The latter program helps workers and employers seeking casual labor link up at the Hope Center each morning in an organized, safe, mutually beneficial fashion.

For more information, contact Natalia Cruz ncruz@hopectr.org or at 859-252-7881.