About Cuenta Conmigo
To serve the growing Spanish-speaking population in the community, Fox Valley Hands of Hope has 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”), enables our staff and volunteers to better support individuals and their families in the Latino community.
In 2017, Fox Valley Hands of Hope served 430 clients through the Cuenta Conmigo program.
Cuenta Conmigo 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.