Latin American Center
The Latin American Center became a part of St. Mark Church in 1992. The center serves as an outreach ministry of the parish and the Archdioceses of Milwaukee. The center serves needy families in the Kenosha area. It is supported by parishes in District 1 and by private donors.
Before the creation of the Latin American Center, there were no services for Spanish Speaking Catholics in any parish. Moved by the Holy Spirit, Saint Marks welcomed our Hispanic brothers and sisters making St Mark a leader in the mission of the church in Kenosha. Today, the Center serves Hispanics and other needy families in the Kenosha area.
Services Translation and Interpretation of documents from Spanish to English and English to Spanish and Medical Interpretation Service by volunteers on a limited basisTax to low-income people: Assistance in filling out simple taxes and or assistance in applying for the Federal ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number).Assistance with co-pays: Co pay assistance to the Kenosha Community Health Clinic for health and dental issues.Children’s Closet: Baby layettes with items suitable for newborns (clothing, diapers, bottles, blankets) are given to expecting mothers. Emergency food: serves needy families who not qualify for other programs in the city, because they may not have an identification, proof of residence or social security number.Winter clothes: assist clients with basic used winter clothes. Referrals: the LAC serves as a bridge between the Spanish speaking community and different agencies in Kenosha. Notary Service: travel permits for children that are traveling out of the country, documents and letters. Jail book ministry: Spanish and English reading material are taken to the Jail every two weeks.
ProgramsScholarship Program for Hispanic students in the Kenosha areaPart of the Cremer Foundation Annual Cancer Awareness Program for Spanish speaking womenHost to the Annual Mexican Mobile Consulate Intercambio: Group of people, Spanish and English speakers, that meet each week to talk and help each other to improve their speaking skills.
These services and programs could not be achieved without the valuable help of our volunteers.
For further information please contact Betty Regalado- LAC Coordinator
7117 14th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53143
Hours: 9am a 12pm y 1pm a 4pm de Lunes a Viernes
( Rev 01/14/2014 )