Table 4.12a
Facilities offering services in sign language for the hearing impaired and in languages other than English,
by facility operation and primary focus of facility: 2009
Number
Facility operation and primary focus   Number of facilities1
Total Sign
language
Any
language
other than
English
Language services provided by: Languages provided by staff counselor2
Staff
counselor
only
On-call
interpreter
only
Both staff
counselor
and on-call
interpreter
Spanish American
Indian/Alaska
Native
language
Other
Total  13,513 3,671 5,828 2,655 1,926 1,247 3,666 116 864
Facility operation        
Private non-profit  7,826 2,498 3,638 1,568 1,309   761 2,221  51 477
Private for-profit  3,959   588 1,453   853   326   274 1,058  12 306
Local, county, or community govt.    795   355   412   108   161   143   240   1  51
State government    401   157   199    68    92    39   101   2  19
Federal government    341    51    70    20    28    22    35   9   9
Dept. of Veterans Affairs    210    35    38    13    13    12    24   3   8
Dept. of Defense     91     7    19     6     9     4    10   - -   1
Indian Health Service     38     8    12     1     6     5     - -   6   - -
Other      2     1     1     - -     - -     1     1   - -   - -
Tribal government    191    22    56    38    10     8    11  41   2
Primary focus of facility        
Substance abuse treatment services  8,257 1,921 3,436 1,815   926   695 2,385  56 487
Mental health services    878   341   378    99   210    69   149   2  69
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
 4,091 1,352 1,920   693   760   467 1,072  52 298
General health care    169    36    55    24    21    10    31   4   4
Other/unknown    118    21    39    24     9     6    29   2   6
1 Number of facilities sums to more than the Total column because a facility could offer services in more than one language.
2 Number of facilities based on facilities where languages services are provided by staff counselors only and by both staff counselors and on-call interpreters.
- - Quantity is zero.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2009.

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