Local Women's Shelter in Need of Bilingual Volunteers

Published 06/18 2014 05:29PM

Updated 06/18 2014 07:22PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- The organization needs bilingual volunteers to help communicate with their non-English speaking clients. Volunteers would help with translations, filling out clients paper work, and even be a companion. The shelter provides assistance to women and children who are being abused.

"We want to make sure that we've got all the resources in place to make her very comfortable, to make sure she gets the services she needs, and don't let language be a barrier to her seeking services," said Louise Secker, Director of Development.

If you are interested in assisting the Spanish speaking families, you can contact the Lafayette House at 417-782-1772.

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