Language. Access. Multicultural. People. (LAMP) is a nonprofit organization which has served as the Midwest’s culture and language specialists for more than 20 years.
Our mission at Language. Access. Multicultural. People. (LAMP) is to empower people and build relationships by bridging cultural and linguistic divides.
Our interpreting and translation work makes a wealth of necessary services accessible to both Limited English Proficient (LEP) and hearing-impaired individuals. These services, along with our additional education and training opportunities, strengthen the capacity of other organizations to meet the needs of the diverse populations they serve. The partnerships we provide together with local institutions are life-giving and, in some circumstances, life-saving.
In the last year, LAMP has:
- Served 21,771 people
- Provided over 1,000 hours of pro bono interpreting services
- Trained 37 interpreters in Bridging the Gap
In 1996, the Archbishop’s Commission on Community Health (ACCH) conducted a community health assessment in the St. Louis metropolitan area, which found immigrant and refugee populations to be facing significant barriers to health care and social services. Through the collaborative effort of a number of caring individuals and organizations, LAMP was born.
To break down barriers, to bring people together, and to make sure that all voices are heard. Language. Access. Multicultural. People. (LAMP), an agency of Catholic Charities of St. Louis.