Name: Latin American Community Center Started:
Description:
 
Address: 403 N. Van Buren St Director: Maria Matos
    302-655-7338
   
  Wilmington, DE 19805    
 
Phone: 302-655-7338 Fax: 302-655-7334
WebPage: http://www.thelatincenter.org Email: mmatos@thelatincenter.org
 

Human Resources

Maria Matos Executive Director

Internet Presence

Internet Access? T1, DSL
Have A WebPage? yes
www.thelatincenter.org
How often is it updated? Monthly
Do you have plans to start one? no

Services that best describe what your organization provides:

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AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Disease Services
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
After School Programs
Child & Youth Services
Child Abuse & Neglect
Counseling
Domestic Violence
Early Childhood Programs/Day Care
Emergency/Crisis Services
Employment/Job Training
Ethnic/Religious/Cultural Support
Financial Assistance
Health Assistance/Services (e.g., screenings)
Health Education/Prevention
Recreational Programs
Hotline/Crisis Counseling
Information & Referral
Interpreter Services
Law Enforcement
Literacy Services
Mental Health Services
Mentoring
Parenting Services
Pregnancy Services
Senior Services
Support Groups
Volunteer Opportunities

Agency Information

What Year did your agency begin operating?  
What is your United Way status? Member Agency
Is your agency religiously affiliated? yes
What is your non-profit status? 501(c)3
What is your agency's annual operating budget? Not Sure
What percent of your operational budget comes from the following sources:
United Way 8.0%
Foundation and Corporate Grants 14.0%
Government grants (competitive contracts) 64.0%
Grant and Aid (State of Delaware) 2.0%
Self-Pay (fee for services) 9.0%
Other special fund raisers 2.0%
Individual contributions: cash 1.0%

How many full-time employees work at your agency? 50
How many part-time employees work at your agency? 40
In an average month how many volunteer hours are provided to your agency? 25
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? No

Clients served when working with congregations/parishes:

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Mentally ill
Couples
Families
Parents
Elderly/Seniors
Education prevention for people at risk
Immigrants/Refugees
Victims of crime
Victims of domestic violence
Jobless
People in financial crisis
Adolescents
Pregnant/postpartum women

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

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  Formal? Informal?
Early Childhood Programs/Day Care yes yes
Ethnic/Religious/Cultural Support yes yes
Literacy Services yes yes
Mental Health Services yes yes
Parenting Services yes yes
Senior 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 yes
A board member yes yes yes 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? No

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 Advocacy
Day Treatment
Domestic Violence
Early Childhood Programs/Day Care
Emergency/Crisis Services
Employment/Job Training
Ethnic/Religious/Cultural Support
Financial Assistance
Health Assistance/Services (e.g., screenings)
Homeless Services
Housing Assistance
Information & Referral
Medical & Dental Services
Mentoring

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? 25-49 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, E-mail, Personal Contact, Website, 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 Not Important
Perceived wealth of congregation/parish Not Important
Personal contacts Very Important
Board member's relationship to the congregation/parish 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: Direct service, Administration, Clerical, Custodial, Other 

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 

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

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