Language Access Program (LAP)

ATASK’s Language Access Program is the first of its kind in New England. Launched in May 2016, the Language Access Program has enabled ATASK to provide comprehensive domestic violence services to un-served and underserved Asian communities in Massachusetts. ATASK has recruited and trained bicultural and bilingual staff to work as paid Client Navigators to improve access to ATASK’s services and the quality of services for their communities. Our Client Navigators provide critical language and cultural support for clients by interpreting and bridging communication between clients and Advocates; fostering life skills; providing emotional support throughout a client’s journey; and accompanying clients to meetings and appointments.

The Language Access Program is serving the following languages:

  • Korean
  • Thai
  • Cantonese

The program’s vision is to expand services to additional language groups based on communities’ self-identified needs, ensuring that under-served communities have equal access to culturally competent domestic violence services while also expanding ATASK’s ability to serve our clients.

To learn more about the Language Access Program, contact:

Hannah Fowler

Operations Manager

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617-338-2350 x222