Name: Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. Started:
Description:
 
Address: 100 West 10th Street Director: Christopher W. White
  Suite 801   302-575-0660
   
  Wilmington, DE 19801    
 
Phone: 302-575-0660 Fax: 302-575-0840
WebPage: http://www.declasi.org Email: cwhite@declasi.org
 

Human Resources

Christopher W. White Executive Director

Internet Presence

Internet Access? none
Have A WebPage? no
www.declasi.org
How often is it updated? never
Do you have plans to start one? no

Services that best describe what your organization provides:

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Child Advocacy
Domestic Violence
Emergency/Crisis Services
Food Stamp/Welfare Assistance
Homeless Services
Housing Assistance
Information & Referral
Legal Assistance
Refugee Services
Senior Services
Services for People with Disabilities
Special Education Services

Agency Information

What Year did your agency begin operating?  
What is your United Way status? none
Is your agency religiously affiliated? no
What is your non-profit status? none
What is your agency's annual operating budget? Not Sure
What percent of your operational budget comes from the following sources:

How many full-time employees work at your agency? 55
How many part-time employees work at your agency? 3
In an average month how many volunteer hours are provided to your agency? 0
Does your financial statement indicate free or in-kind services? no
Did your agency begin as a result of a congregational/parish sponsored initiative? no
Does your agency operate a program that resulted from a congregational/parish initiative? no

Clients served when working with congregations/parishes:

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Formal partnerships with local religious congregations/parishes that provide the following:

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  Formal? Informal?

Who brokers the relationship with the congregation/parish when you seek congregational/parish volunteers, money, facility space, and goods and services?

  Volunteers Money Facilities & Space Goods & Services
You        
A board member        
A member of your staff        
A community organization        
Other        

Do you get contracts from a state agency to deliver a specific service with the assistance of a congregation or parish? no

In the future, what area of services to you thing you might seek assistance from congregations/parishes

After School Programs
Day Treatment
Early Childhood Programs/Day Care
Ethnic/Religious/Cultural Support
Financial Assistance
Foster Care/Adoption
Health Assistance/Services (e.g., screenings)
Recreational Programs
Literacy Services
Medical & Dental Services
Mental Health Services
Mentoring
Pregnancy Services
Refugee Services
Senior Services
Services for People with Disabilities
Support Groups

Volunteer Information

Are your volunteers from religious congregations/parishes serving as part of a congregational/parish program (e.g., children’s outreach ministry)? no
How long has your agency been working with volunteers from congregations/parishes? no answer
Do you have an organized method of involving volunteers from congregations/parishes? no
Do you train members of congregations/parishes differently from other volunteers? no
In general, do the congregations/parishes usually initiate the volunteer relationship with your agency? no
How do you inform congregations/parishes of volunteer opportunities in your agency?  
Where are volunteers typically trained?  

Rate the importance of the following criteria in identifying potential congregations/parishes for VOLUNTEER assistance?

Stature of spiritual leader  
Perceived wealth of congregation/parish  
Personal contacts  
Board member's relationship to the congregation/parish  
Congregation's reputation and track record of committment  
Size of congregation/parish  
Other  

Identify the ways your agency uses volunteers from congregations/parishes:  

Congregational Parish Support

Do you receive any financial support from at least one local religious congregation/parish? no
Do you seek any financial support from at least one local religious congregation/parish? no
Did any of these congregations/parishes initiate the financial relationship with your agency? no
If you seek money from a congregation/parish, who usually brokers the relationship?  
If you receive financial support from religious congregations/parishes, how do you typically request money from them?  

Rate the importance of the following criteria as they relate to how you approach congregations/parishes for FINANCIAL assistance.

Stature of spiritual leader  
Perceived wealth of congregation/parish  
Personal contacts  
Board member's relationship to the congregation/parish  
Congregation's reputation and track record of committment  
Size of congregation/parish  
Other  

Use of Congregational Parish Facilities

Do you ever use the congregations’/parishes’ facilities? no
If no, would your agency be interested in using congregational/parish facilities if the opportunity arose? no
Do you rent space at a reduced-market rate from a congregation/parish? Yes
Who usually brokers the relationship with the congregation/parish when you seek the use of facilities?  
Are you currently working with one or more congregations/parishes to help them set up services at their facility? Yes
Do you receive any of the following free services from congregations/parishes?  

Relationships with Local Congregations & Parishes

Is the director of your organization involved in his/her own religious congregation/parish? no
Is the director of your organization a member of the clergy? no
Are there members of your organization who are members of the clergy? no
Has that involvement helped stimulate congregational/parish involvement at your agency? no
Do you formally evaluate the effectiveness of congregational/parish resources for your organization’s program operations? Yes
The United Way of Delaware is planning to use the information gained from this survey to initiate a community-wide planning effort designed to help agencies use the resources of the religious community in the best possible way. Would you be willing to be part of this effort? No
Would you like assistance in recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers? No