Name: The Shepherd Place Started:
Description:
 
Address: 1362 S Governors Ave Director: Lakena Hammond
    302-678-1909
   
  Dover, DE 19904    
 
Phone: 302-678-1909 Fax: 302-678-4935
WebPage: http://www.theshepherdplace.org Email: lakena@comcast.net
 

Human Resources

Lakena Hammond Director

Internet Presence

Internet Access? Cable Modem
Have A WebPage? yes
www.theshepherdplace.org
How often is it updated? Occasionally
Do you have plans to start one? no

Services that best describe what your organization provides:

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Emergency/Crisis Services
Homeless Services
Housing Assistance
Information & Referral
Parenting Services
Volunteer Opportunities

Agency Information

What Year did your agency begin operating?  
What is your United Way status? Affiliate
Is your agency religiously affiliated? yes
What is your non-profit status? 501(c)3
What is your agency's annual operating budget? $500,001 - $1,000,000
What percent of your operational budget comes from the following sources:
United Way 1.0%
Foundation and Corporate Grants 5.0%
Government grants (competitive contracts) 50.0%
Grant and Aid (State of Delaware) 10.0%
Other special fund raisers 5.0%
Bequests 3.0%
Individual contributions: cash 20.0%
Individual contributions: hard goods 6.0%

How many full-time employees work at your agency? 3
How many part-time employees work at your agency? 11
In an average month how many volunteer hours are provided to your agency? 50
Does your financial statement indicate free or in-kind services? No
Did your agency begin as a result of a congregational/parish sponsored initiative? Yes
Does your agency operate a program that resulted from a congregational/parish initiative? Yes

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 yes yes yes yes
A board member       yes
A member of your staff yes yes yes yes
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? Yes

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

AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Disease Services
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
After School Programs
Child & Youth Services
Child Abuse & Neglect
Child Advocacy
Counseling
Day Treatment
Domestic Violence
Early Childhood Programs/Day Care
Emergency/Crisis Services
Ethnic/Religious/Cultural Support
Health Assistance/Services (e.g., screenings)
Health Education/Prevention
Hotline/Crisis Counseling
Information & Referral
Law Enforcement
Legal Assistance
Literacy Services
Medical & Dental Services
Mentoring
Parenting Services
Refugee Services
Senior Services
Special Education Services
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)? Don't Know
How long has your agency been working with volunteers from congregations/parishes? 11-24 years
Do you have an organized method of involving volunteers from congregations/parishes? Yes
Do you train members of congregations/parishes differently from other volunteers? No - We train them the same
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? Flyers, Personal Contact, Newsletter, Website, Media (radio, TV), Community Outreach 
Where are volunteers typically trained? At my agency 

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

Stature of spiritual leader Very Important
Perceived wealth of congregation/parish Not Important
Personal contacts Important
Board member's relationship to the congregation/parish Somewhat Important
Congregation's reputation and track record of committment Very Important
Size of congregation/parish Not Important
Other  

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

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? You, A board member, A member of your staff, Spiritual leader of the congregation/parish 
If you receive financial support from religious congregations/parishes, how do you typically request money from them? Annual solicitation to all congregations/parishes in your community, The congregation/parish approaches us 

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

Stature of spiritual leader Very Important
Perceived wealth of congregation/parish Not Important
Personal contacts Not Important
Board member's relationship to the congregation/parish Not Important
Congregation's reputation and track record of committment Not Important
Size of congregation/parish Not Important
Other  

Use of Congregational Parish Facilities

Do you ever use the congregations’/parishes’ facilities? Yes
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? no
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? no
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? Yes
Are there members of your organization who are members of the clergy? Yes
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? Yes