MCOP Services Available in Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette & Richland Counties
Direct Services Bilingual Consultant
Cynthia Villavicencio, MCOP’s Direct Service Consultant, provides information, referrals and advocacy to our Hispanic friends on a wide range of topics from immigrant rights, wage theft and housing to health care access, finances and more. She also serves as Match Specialist for our English language program, helping place volunteer tutors with learners.
providing referrals to:
- financial advice
- legal advice
- health insurance
- social services
- & much more
proporcionando referencias a:
- asesoria financiera
- asesoria legal
- seguro de salud
- servicios sociales
- y muchos más
Brochure in English & Spanish
Do You Want to Learn English?
MCOP offers free adult ESL classes in Iowa, Grant, Richland and Lafayette counties. Green County services are provided by the Literacy Council of Green County. Each student is assigned a volunteer tutor and is expected to meet with the tutor once a week at a time and place of mutual agreement either at the student’s home, a local library or a public place. We ask all students to commit to staying with the tutoring program for at least six months. Many students are interested in being matched with an English tutor; therefore, we often have a “Waiting List”.
Desea Mejorar Sus Conocimientos de Inglés?
MCOP ofrece cursos de inglés como segundo idioma gratis para adultos (ESL) en los condados de Iowa, Grant, Richland y Lafayette. En el Condado de Green, complete este formulario con el Consejo de Alfabetización del Condado de Green. A cada estudiante se le asigna un tutor voluntario y se espera que se reuna con el tutor una vez a la semana en un lugar y hora de mutuo acuerdo ya sea en la casa del estudiante, una biblioteca local o un lugar público. Pedimos a todos los estudiantes a comprometerse a permanecer con el programa de tutoría durante al menos seis meses. Muchos estudiantes están interesados en la tutoría de inglés; por lo tanto, a menudo tenemos una “Lista de Espera”. Para inscribir su nombre en la lista, por favor comuníquese con: Cynthia Villavicencio at (608) 642-1753 o usa WhatsApp.
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Highlighting the accomplishments of students working with tutor coordinator, Kathy Chase, at Cottonwood Dairy in Wiota.
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Immigration Law Forums
More than 180 persons attended MCOP Immigration Law Workshops in Darlington, Fennimore, and Richland Center, where immigration lawyers and local police department members led a discussion on immigration law.
If you are, or know someone who is, concerned about an Immigration and Customs Enforcement contact, please download and share the guidelines and handouts below.
ID Cards Available in Grant, Iowa, Lafayette & Richland County
With the support of sheriffs and police chiefs from Iowa, Grant, Lafayette and Richland Counties, the MultiCultural Outreach Program is issuing identification cards to our Hispanic friends which establish their ties to the local community. The ID cards, which are FREE, include the name, address, birthdate, phone number and a photo of the card holder as well as the name, address and phone number of their employer or another local person such as a pastor.
It is important to understand that these cards are not government-issued driver’s licenses.
Card holders can still expect to get a ticket and be required to pay a fine for a minor traffic violation, such as a taillight out or driving without a license. But the police officer will not be required to take them to jail if they show the ID card to prove they live and work in the community.
To obtain an ID card, our Hispanic friends must have the form below signed by their employer, allowing us to list his/her contact information on the card. The attached letter will explain the value of the program to employers or other potential contact persons.
Health Care Resources
Health Care costs are a major concern for our Hispanic families. Board member Monica Sella has developed a guide for Hispanic families and the medical providers who serve them.
We are hoping these brochures will help our families make wise decisions upfront.
Please download “Tips for Keeping Health Care Costs Down for Non-US Citizens Without Medical Insurance” and share as needed.
Bilingual Service Directories
MCOP Directories of Community Services, for each county, are helpful tools for our immigrant clients and the organizations who serve them. Directories are available for the Platteville area and Iowa, Lafayette, and Richland County. Directories are provided below. If you have a resource to add, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org