Asian Pacific Women's Center

Asian Pacific Women's Center to Provide Free Interpreter Training in Asian and Pacific Islander Languages

Two domestic violence agencies in Los Angeles collaborate to help monolingual survivors of domestic violence


Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2014 -- The Asian Pacific Women’s Center (APWC) is hosting a free interpreter training in collaboration with the Center for the Pacific Asian Family on Saturday October 10, 2014 in Room 302 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The free interpretation training is open to anyone interested in providing services to immigrant families surviving abuse by providing interpretation via phone from home, or in person at our community center and at our shelters. Options are also available for anyone interested in helping to translate written materials via email. APWC will work with every individual’s schedule and everyone can help at their own convenience.

Languages needed include Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, Cambodian, Tagalog, and other Asian and Pacific Islander languages.

“Interpreters are crucial to the Asian and Pacific Islander community. Our interpreters act as the liaison for languages that APWC staff may not be able to speak”, said Tang Moua, volunteer coordinator of the Asian Pacific Women’s Center. “This interpretation training equips bilingual individuals on facilitating professional, cross cultural and accurate communication between staff members and our clients. Interpreters are a huge asset that ensures our organization provides the utmost linguistically culturally appropriate services.”

Free interpretation trainings for the Asian and Pacific Islander community are rare, and this training is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to give back to their community. RSVP with Tang Moua (, and contact Verena Kwan ( for questions regarding the training. For more information, call (213) 250-2977.

About the Asian Pacific Women’s Center
The Asian Pacific Women's Center is a non-profit dedicated to providing a safe haven and supportive services for Asian Pacific Islander women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Our mission is to provide an environment that is sensitive to the cultural and language needs of Asian and Pacific Islander domestic violence survivors and their families, as they acquire the necessary skills and personal strength for self-sufficiency and violence-free lives. For more information, please visit or call (213) 250-2977.

About the Center for the Pacific Asian Family
The Center for the Pacific Asian Family is a nonprofit organization that offers domestic violence and sexual assault services in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. For more information, please visit our web site at