Office of Multicultural Services
New Americans bring a myriad of languages, cultures and skills that create a vibrant multicultural environment, but that often creates challenges in understanding the complexity of government programs. They must learn to communicate in English and understand values that sometimes conflict with their own.
Speaking 20 languages, this office connects immigrants and refugees to resources and services offered by the county and our community partners.
We also manage the Hennepin County cultural speakers' bureau which informs county workers about the ways culture affects the daily lives of our clients.