Language Access Services (Grant Funded)

DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform is pleased to provide human services providers with language access services and resources so that they may be well equipped to support their clients.  Funding for these services is made possible due to grant funding provided by private foundations

Grant Limitations

As with most grants, there are limitations on what or how the funds may be used.  Any limitations on current private grant funding for language access services will be listed below.

  • Language access services provided under this grant can only be used to promote COVID-19 responses, such as vaccine confidence, in the Chicago metropolitan area.  For example, language access services can be used to provide interpreters at a vaccine clinic to help limited English proficient (LEP) persons navigate the process or to interpret training or meetings related to COVID-19 responses.  Other qualifying requests include translation of documents such as COVID-19 outreach material.

Background

DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform is a collaboration of government and key community organizations that identify ways a local community can address its human services  needs using its own resources and resourcefulness.  Language Access Resource Center (LARC) is a program of DuPage Federation.

LARC was founded in 2005 and its purpose is to support its community's language access needs.  It does this by:

  • Creating a pooled resource of trained interpreters for health, human services and education organizations

  • Providing health care, human service and/or education focused interpreter training 

  • Providing language access consultation services to health care, human service and education organizations

LARC's services include face-to-face interpreting, virtual interpreting, telephonic interpreting,translations, training, and consulting.

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Language Access Assistance

DuPage Federation's Language Access Resource Center (LARC) is pleased to provide language access assistance to local human services providers free of charge.  We can provide in-person or virtual interpreters, over-the-phone (telephonic) interpreters, and document translations. 

To schedule/request any of these services:

In-person or virtual interpreters

Please complete and submit the Interpreter Request form.  We will follow up with you regarding your request at the email or phone number you provide on the request form.

 

Telephonic interpreters

To utilize a telephonic interpreter, please complete the Telephoic Interreter Request form below.  After providing the required information you will receive a toll-free number and temporary access code. 

Document translations

For all document translations, please email us at LARC@dupagefederation.org.  In the subject line use "Grant Funded Provider Translation Request".  Attach the document(s) you need translated and provide us with the language(s) you need the document translated to and any other relevant information we may need to fulfill your request.

Resources

Public Benefits

The Work Programs of Social Security

 (webinar - 01-13-2021)

COVID-19 & Public Benefits Update

 (webinar - 10/20/2020)

Impact of Criminal Records and or Incarceration on Public Benefits

The Work Programs of Social Security

 (webinar - 01-13-2021)

FAQs - Planning Employment Goals

Interpreting Services

About LARC Language Services

Interpretation Language List

Ten Tips for Working with An Interpreter

What is a Trained Interpreter?

Telephonic Language List

How to Access & Work With a 

Telephonic Interpreter

Providers without a current service agreement with DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform must complete and sign a limited service agreement prior to requesting and receiving language access services.  The agreement may be downloaded via the button below.  Upon completition of the agreement please email it (LARC@dupagefederation.org) or fax (630) 748-4794) to ATTN: Grant-funded Language Access.  An executed copy will be provided to you for your records.

Limited Agreement

We are regularly creating, providing and/or hosting webinars, trainings, and other resources relevant to providers.  Please consider subscribing to our contact list in order to receive notifications and updates as they become available.  You will be able to choose what information you would like to receive.