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About Us

Whether you’re a business, agency, or organization, we have the tools to help you succeed in a diverse community.

Compass Interpreters, a division of the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR), is a multilingual interpretation, translation, and cultural outreach organization. Our expertise is based on over 30 years of working with Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals and diverse cultures in the Mohawk Valley, Syracuse, and the Capital District.

Our Interpreters Are

  • Accredited by Bridging The Gap for Medical Interpretation.
  • Trained in Domestic and Sexual Violence Interpretation.
  • Experienced in Criminal Justice Interpretation (court rooms, law enforcement, etc.).
  • Experienced in Social Service interpretation and home visits.
  • Experienced with interpreting in the Educational setting including testing and special education meetings.
  • Professional and Confidential.
  • Available 24/7.

Compass Interpreters is a division of the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (hereafter referred to as MVRCR or Refugee Center, or the Center). Our expertise is based on over 30 years of working with Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals and newly resettled refugee populations. We promote the well being of culturally diverse individuals and families in our community by welcoming our new neighbors, refugees and immigrants, and by providing individual and community centered activities designed to create opportunity and facilitate understanding.

The interpretation department was formed in 2002 in response to a need expressed by the community and was part of MVRCR’s renewed mission to enhance programs for refugees and for non-refugee immigrants. MVRCR has become recognized as a cultural broker in the community and as actively engaged with many ethnic communities in the Mohawk Valley. As MVRCR has done throughout our history we continue to support the community that has welcomed so many individuals by ensuring adequate language support and increasing the organizational capacity of community service providers.

Ten years later Compass Interpreters continues to advance, providing in-person, telephonic, and video interpretation along the entire thruway corridor and beyond in multiple settings including medical, mental health, domestic violence, education, social service, criminal justice, and court situations. The core of Compass Interpreters remains in Utica, where the focus is to continually improve and advance interpreting services.

For more information about the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees visit www.mvrcr.org