Cuenta Conmigo

Cuenta Conmigo

In order to serve the ever growing Spanish-speaking population in the Fox Valley community, Fox Valley Hands of Hope created a parallel volunteer Latino support program by recruiting, training and sustaining a corps of Spanish-speaking volunteers and translating training materials into Spanish.

Our Spanish Language Program, Cuenta Conmigo, (Spanish for Lean on Me), gives our staff the opportunity to support individuals and their families in the Latino community in ways they have never been able to before because of the language barrier. This program is unique in that both Spanish- and English-speaking volunteers are trained together. By eliminating the need for an interpreter, the Fox Valley Hands of Hope staff and the volunteer can advocate for supportive-care patients, bereaved clients and their families in the Latino community.