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Helping People Be Heard

Language. Access. Multicultural. People. (LAMP) is a nonprofit organization which has served as the Midwest’s most trusted culture and language specialists for 25 years.

Our Mission

Empowering people and building relationships by bridging cultural and linguistic divides through the provision of interpreting, translation, and related educational services.

Our work

Our interpreting and translation work makes a wealth of necessary services accessible to both Limited English Proficient (LEP), deaf, and hard-of-hearing 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.

Our impact

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

Our history

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. Formerly known in our region as Language. Access. Metro. Project., we offcially changed our name to Language. Access. Mutlicultural. People. in 2015 as part of a rebranding process which accompanied the launch of our current website.

Our goal

To break down barriers, to bring people together, and to make sure that all voices are heard. Language. Access. Multicultural. People. (LAMP), a member of Catholic Charities Foundation of St. Louis.