Cuyahoga County Funds Interpreter and Translation Services for
Residents to Access County Services
CUYAHOGA COUNTY, August 27, 2018; The Cuyahoga County Department
of Health and Human Services expanded its contract with US
Together, Inc. to provide interpretation and translation
services for any residents with limited English proficiency who
need to access county services and programs. The county sees
residents who speak more than 70 languages, as well as persons
using American Sign Language. Primarily used by residents who
interact with the Division of Children and Family Services or
Cuyahoga Job and Family Services, the expansion means that
county offices can contact US Together when they need help
communicating with a resident, client or customer in order to
perform official county business.
“It’s important to us that everyone has the ability to access
our services. Working with US Together ensures language isn’t a
barrier,” said County Executive Armond Budish.
US Together, Inc. provides superior interpreter and translation
services that enable county employees to effectively communicate
with hundreds of individuals and families with limited English
proficiency who may be eligible for services. They also train,
test and certify some in-house bi-lingual employees.
By federal law CJFS and DCFS are required to provide
interpretation and translation services to potential or current
clients free of charge. US Together provides this service over
the phone or in person when necessary. They also assist staff in
translating print materials into other languages as needed.
For more information call 216-698-2546.