Name: La Esperanza, Inc. Started:
Description:
 
Address: 216 North Race Street Director: Zaida I. Guajardo
    302-854-9262
   
  Georgetown, DE 19947    
 
Phone: 302-854-9262 Fax: 302-854-9277
WebPage: http://www.laesperanza.org Email: info@laesperanza.org
 

Human Resources

Zaida I. Guajardo Executive Director

Internet Presence

Internet Access? T1, DSL
Have A WebPage? yes
www.laesperanza.org
How often is it updated? Don't Know
Do you have plans to start one? no

Services that best describe what your organization provides:

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Child & Youth Services
Child Abuse & Neglect
Child Advocacy
Domestic Violence
Emergency/Crisis Services
Financial Assistance
Homeless Services
Health Education/Prevention
Housing Assistance
Information & Referral
Interpreter Services
Legal Assistance
Literacy Services
Mentoring
Parenting Services
Pregnancy Services
Support Groups
Transportation
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:
Foundation and Corporate Grants 35.0%
Government grants (competitive contracts) 15.0%
Grant and Aid (State of Delaware) 37.0%
Individual contributions: cash 13.0%

How many full-time employees work at your agency? 7
How many part-time employees work at your agency? 0
In an average month how many volunteer hours are provided to your agency? 320
Does your financial statement indicate free or in-kind services? Yes
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? Yes

Clients served when working with congregations/parishes:

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Newborns, infants & toddlers
Couples
Families
Parents
Immigrants/Refugees
Victims of crime
Victims of domestic violence
Victims of sexual assault
Homeless
Jobless
People in financial crisis

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

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  Formal? Informal?
Child & Youth Services yes yes
Day Treatment yes yes
Emergency/Crisis Services yes yes
Employment/Job Training yes yes
Ethnic/Religious/Cultural Support yes yes
Health Assistance/Services (e.g., screenings) yes yes
Hotline/Crisis Counseling yes yes
Housing Assistance yes yes
Information & Referral yes yes
Law Enforcement yes yes
Legal Assistance yes yes
Mental Health Services yes yes
Parenting Services yes yes
Services for People with Disabilities yes yes
Special Education Services yes yes
Support Groups yes yes
Veterans Services yes yes

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
A board member yes yes   yes
A member of your staff       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

Alcohol & Drug Abuse
After School Programs
Child & Youth Services
Food Stamp/Welfare Assistance
Homeless Services

Volunteer Information

Are your volunteers from religious congregations/parishes serving as part of a congregational/parish program (e.g., children’s outreach ministry)? Yes
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? Yes
How do you inform congregations/parishes of volunteer opportunities in your agency? Personal Contact 
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 Important
Perceived wealth of congregation/parish Not Important
Personal contacts Important
Board member's relationship to the congregation/parish Very Important
Congregation's reputation and track record of committment Important
Size of congregation/parish Somewhat Important
Other  

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

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 
If you receive financial support from religious congregations/parishes, how do you typically request money from them? A formal proposal to select members of a congregation/parish, 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 Important
Perceived wealth of congregation/parish Not Important
Personal contacts Important
Board member's relationship to the congregation/parish Very Important
Congregation's reputation and track record of committment Important
Size of congregation/parish Somewhat Important
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? No
Who usually brokers the relationship with the congregation/parish when you seek the use of facilities? You, A board member, A member of your staff 
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? Food 

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? 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? No
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