Sign Language Interpreting at your fingertips!
At the Family Health Service, we employ two full-time staff interpreters to assist our Deaf members in the local community. Fluent in American Sign Language, they are available to sit in when visiting our staff, including our medical personnel.
FSF’s mission is provide high quality, compassionate and comprehensive American Sign Language interpreting services to people, businesses, and communities specializing in the needs of the mental health and developmental disability communities.
Recognizing the needs of our own clients, Family Service Foundation obtained a grant from the PG CSA to provide interpreting services to our clients in order to facilitate communication between consumers and Family Service Foundation staff involved with the consumer’s treatment and rehabilitation goals.
This grant also makes available American Sign Language interpreters to facilitate communication between deaf and hard of hearing staff and supervisors and other staff to facilitate the provision of services to deaf and hard of hearing consumers.
Due to the overwhelming needs of our own clients Family Service Foundation decided to start Family Service Signers as a way to enhance the community by providing interpreting services to others outside of our agency
FSF Interpreting Fee Schedule
Requests need to be made at least 3 business days in advance of the assignment to be considered at the general level.
General interpreting: 8:00am-9:00pm
$180 covers the first 2 hours with a 2-hour minimum and $65 each additional hour.
$200 covers the first 2 hours with a 2-hour minimum and $75 each additional hour.
- Assignments lasting more than 2 hours will require 2 interpreters. This is due to the risk of RMI (Repetitive Motion Injury).
- All costs are per interpreter/per assignment.
- Mileage: Any mileage over 20 miles will be reimbursed at $0.37 per mile.
- Cancellations: Assignments must be cancelled at least 2 business days in advance or the entire service will be charged at a full fee.
Agencies who are interested in hiring from our pool of freelance interpreters are encouraged to contact us today at 301-459-2121.