El Centro Hispano provides bilingual assistance to the Latino and broader community to help build a stronger community by investing in families, adults and children in the following areas: social, legal and health. There is a variety of services provided under each category.
Identification Cards

El Centro Hispano offers a membership identification card that is verified with a document from client´s native country be it birth or marriage certificate, driver´s license, voter registration card, or other government issued ID. If a client has no documents, two witnesses are needed for verification purposes.
We emphasize that these cards are not issued by the government and are solely a membership to El Centro Hispano. ID is accepted to identify yourself when requested by different offices and organizations.

Interpretations

Interpreters go to various medical offices, work with attorneys, or work with other small organizations and non-profits. Interpreters interpret for Spanish speaking clients needing assistance or English speaking professionals needing to communicate a message in Spanish.

Interpreters can be scheduled by calling (870) 926-1118 (24/7 bilingual line) during normal business hours.

Job Referrals

El Centro Hispano assists employees and employers by matching employers with employees based on the needs of a job. Clients seeking work will complete a form that indicates their skill set which is helpful in locating work for clients.

Employers will provide all relevant information for a job on a separate form which allows us the ability to find the right person based on the application the employee and employer has completed.

Housing

El Centro Hispano assists individuals and families in need of temporary or permanent housing in their search for shelter, apartments to rent, or buy real estate by using classifieds, word of mouth, Craigslist, and rental agency websites.

For more information please call (870) 931-1884.

Translations

El Centro Hispano translates documents ranging from birth, marriage, and death certificates, power of attorney letters, immunization records, and transcripts among other types of documents or identification cards. Translation occurs from English to Spanish or from Spanish to English. We have a one week policy for completing translations.

Selective Services

The Selective Service System is an independent agency of the United States government that maintains information on those potentially subject to military conscription. Most male U.S. citizens and male immigrant non-citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are required by law to have registered within 30 days of their 18th birthdays[2][3] and must notify Selective Service within ten days of any changes to any of the information they provided on their registration cards, like a change of address.

Registration for Selective Service is also required for various federal programs and benefits, including student loans (such as FAFSA), job training, federal employment, and naturalization.

If a client needs assistance with signing up for Selective Service, El Centro Hispano can help complete those necessary steps. Service provided for male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, who are required to register for the military draft.