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Language Support Services

AshaKiran is proud to support our clients and those of partner agencies by ensuring services are not withheld based on language proficiency. If you are a partner agency or organization with a current MOU and need to schedule an interpreter or request a translation:

It's important to note that certain guidelines apply for requesting services: phone interpretation requests must be submitted at least 48 hours in advance, while in-person requests require a 72-hour advance notice. We do not accept service requests via email.


Additionally, a current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) must be on file with our organization to access our services. Please be aware that while many of our language support services are provided free of charge, there may be instances where fees apply. We are committed to ensuring efficient and effective language access for all, and we appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these procedures.

Our language support services are accessible to organizations offering assistance to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, with a focus on addressing the distinctive needs of foreign-born, culturally diverse, and underserved communities.


These services aim to bridge language gaps, ensuring that victim service providers and partner organizations can effectively communicate with and support individuals who have experienced these forms of victimization.


Our language support services cater to a wide range of professionals and organizations dedicated to assisting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. This includes victim service providers, court personnel, law enforcement, first responders, and other key stakeholders.

In times of emergency or crisis, such as urgent situations requiring immediate assistance, services can be accessed through our dedicated crisis line. For all other language support needs, requests must be submitted via the provided link on this page.

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Equitable & Just Language Access 

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Language access and justice are fundamental pillars in combatting gender-based violence, with tangible impacts on survivors' ability to seek assistance and find justice. Research from the National Center for Victims of Crime indicates that over 50% of domestic violence survivors face language barriers when accessing crucial resources, exacerbating their isolation and perpetuating cycles of abuse. Similarly, nearly 70% of survivors in need of interpreter services during sexual assault forensic exams experience delays in care due to language access issues, as reported by the National Institute of Justice. These statistics underscore the urgency of comprehensive language support services to ensure equitable access to support and justice for all survivors.

In the context of human trafficking, language barriers pose significant challenges to victims' rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Approximately 90% of human trafficking victims in the United States are immigrants, with nearly 60% facing difficulties accessing services due to language barriers, according to data from the Polaris Project. Language justice is not only an ethical imperative but also a practical necessity in addressing the complex needs of survivors.

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