Be one of the KRM Partners and protect refugee resettlement work.
With over 26 years of welcoming refugees to Kentucky, KRM has worked with a growing population of multilingual speakers. We operate a small, local interpreter services program, contracting interpreters to service providers and businesses throughout Jefferson County. At this time, KRM’s language services are only available in Louisville / Jefferson County. The Louisville community is diverse, and our ability to connect with others can depend on Language Access plans.
With our extensive list of rare or uncommon languages, we are ready to provide experienced and trained interpreters for your on-site interpretation needs. Our reasonable rates make it easy for you to communicate with your customers, clients, or employees with low English proficiency.
Contact us to apply for an interpreter position or to request an interpreter. Available languages include the following:
- Arabic (Egyptian, Iraqi, Moroccan, Sudanese, Syrian)
- Chin (Zomi, Falam, Mizo/Hahka, Tedim)
- Chinese (Cantonese and Hakka)
- Farsi (Dari, Persian)
- Haitian Creole
- Karen (Pwo, Sgaw)
- Mai Mai
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Does KRM provide phone interpretation? Written translation?
A: While we specialize in on-site interpretation, we certainly have interpreters with experience in other areas. Ask us about the specific language you need, and we can help walk through your options.
Q: Will my meeting be confidential?
A: Interpreters are trained to respect client and service provider confidentiality as part of their training about the National Council for Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) National Standards of Practice. We emphasize the importance of anonymity in an appointment and the need to keep every detail private.
Q: Are KRM interpreters certified?
A: As different fields have different requirements for interpreter certification, we do not specialize in any one certification process. If you’re looking for a particular certification, ask us about a particular language, and we can tell you about the interpreters we have and their certifications.
Q: Can I get an interpreter for my appointment tomorrow?
A: We ask that you provide two (2) business days’ notice for an appointment. Still, we have a good track record with last-minute requests. Email us about becoming a customer, and we’ll take it from there.
Q: I am an individual. Can I hire an interpreter?
A: At present, we cannot provide service to an individual customer. Businesses, service providers, community groups, and small organizations are welcome to become customers.