Cultural Navigator Program
EASTSIDE CULTURAL NAVIGATOR PROGRAM
Caring Support, Access to Services
Together Center was a founding partner and primary host of this growing program to help providers help everyone. Developed by ERIC and sponsored by Chinese Information and Services Center (CISC), this program offers free confidential social services assistance to individuals and families who have limited English language skills. In addition to CISC and hosts, major partners for the program include Eastside city staff and other community leaders invested in ensuring immigrants and refugees can find the support they need.
At Together Center, navigators speak Spanish and the languages of India. At Bellevue Mini-City Hall, volunteers assist in these and additional languages and a dual-line interpreter phone helps with those speaking up to 100 different languages.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Help with employment
- Signing up for English language classes
- Applying for food stamps and related assistance
- Accessing medical, legal, and financial services
- Assistance with children’s school issues
- Housing help
- Volunteer opportunities
- Starting a business
- Signing up for recreational activities
- Information about bus transportation
- Child care resources
Monday and Friday
9:30 – 5:30
|Languages of India:
Tuesday 10 – 2
Bellevue Mini City Hall
Crossroads Shopping Center
15600 NE 8th St., Bellevue
Main phone number for all: 425-452-2800
In addition to Spanish, Russian and Indian help, volunteers also speak Korean and Tagalog.
Mini City Hall staff have access to an interpreter on a dual receiver phone in over 100 languages with Language Line services Monday – Saturday 10 – 6.
This program is coordinated by Chinese Information & Service Center.
Program Coordinator: Paula Matthysse (425) 681-8180