Among our 21 programs, we save the lives of women with breast cancer, immunize, reduce chronic illnesses through nutrition and exercise programs, prevent child abuse, provide crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence, provide the largest scope of bilingual/bi-cultural mental health services for Latinos in the State, teach parenting skills to young families, reach youth early to minimize gang involvement and increase the rate of college attendance by Latino youth, and provide early childhood education.
LCDA, with a solid record of 25 years of successful, award-winning, and highly accredited service performance, has grown into the leading community service provider of a wide range of 21 program service offerings to the very fast growing Oklahoma Latino community. The trust we have earned in our community is second to none. There is no other Latino-based non-profit like LCDA in all of Oklahoma and as a result, the community reliance on us as their agency is enormous. The Latino population has surged nationwide and has grown in Oklahoma at twice the United States national rate. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the Greater Oklahoma City area. Our programs give them the path to self-reliance as they become engines of economic growth for Oklahoma.
Unlike other non-profit social service agencies, who can only measure value efficiency from contributions on a high cents-per-dollar benefit yield, LCDA offers contributors a MULTIPLE on the dollar return on contributions--one dollar contributed to LCDA produces $10 in community benefit -- an extremely enticing value proposition. We appropriately refer to our way of delivering services as our “Leveraged Performance Service Delivery Model.” We make promises to grantors, our performance is then closely measured and monitored by program audits from the grantors, and we consistently over-deliver on our grant promises. Hence we get repeat grants based on our performance The word “leverage’ comes from the fact that for every dollar we receive from contributors, we can provide $10 in community benefit services. We get the other $9 of the program cost from our performance on the grants that we receive. The grants typically cover only 90% of the program costs but have strict requirements which are not funded that we refer to as “unfunded mandates.” Community contributions and funds from United Way cover this remaining 10%.
The benefit of LCDA’s programs is even further leveraged over and above that directly provided by our model through collaborations with individual physicians who work pro bono for us, hospitals, other health and legal service institutions and providers, LCDA is the trusted community focal point where the clients come in and our service professionals work with our partners to deliver the comprehensive critical services our community needs. Among our 21 programs, we save the lives of women with breast cancer, immunize, reduce chronic illnesses through nutrition and exercise programs, prevent child abuse, teach parenting skills to young families, and provide early childhood education.
As the Vice President of Human Resources for Lopez Foods, one of the largest Hispanic owned companies in the United States, I believe serving on the board of directors for the Latino Community Development Agency supports the very core of who we are as a company. People are our most important resource, without them, we cease to exist.
LCDA, Board Chair
Latina Women’s Clinic– A multiple partnership offering breast and cervical cancer education, screening and, when results are abnormal, comprehensive Patient Navigation care for women over 40 years of age.
HIV/AIDS community preventive education, counseling, testing, referral and support group, interpretation and referral services for individuals infected with HIV and Syphilis. HOPWA - This program offers transitional housing assistance to people who tested positive for HIV infection. Latinos M-POWER – A multiple county program that aims to reduce the use of tobacco.
Immunizations for All Ages – Community based outreach, education, and immunization clinics that aim to increase the immunization rates in the State of Oklahoma. The program provides access to dental screenings and Sooner Care Enrollment.
57% people that was part of outreach, and health education activities , will call to inquiry about services or to setup an appointment for screening and or to participate in workshops.
93% of scheduled person for health screenings or health workshops will show up for services.
Increase of 15% breast cancer survival rate per year. 164 women of the 1,139 women that receive early detection screening services in the program per year will have access to follow up services.
90% of people tested for HIV that has a positive results will be enroll and navigated to medical care.
60% of people enrolled in chronic decease management class will complete the 6 weeks curse.
· Increase survival rate of women with breast cancer in Central Oklahoma providing access to breast health services, and bilingual patient navigation.
· Diagnose and increase survival rate of people tested positive for HIV in Oklahoma.
· Strength working partnerships with organizations in Central Oklahoma to provide the underserved Hispanic community access to health services: Mercy, Variety Care, Mary Mahoney, Health Alliance for the Uninsured, Oklahoma Aids Care Fund, Aids Walk Of Oklahoma, OSDH, ect.
· Provide Health education and referral to health services in the areas of breast cancer, immunizations, HIV Nutrition and Chronic Decease Management to 41,498 per year.
· Article published in the Sunday Oklahoman about the breast cancer program.
· Article published in the National newspaper about the need of funding to continue with the breast cancer program. Request of donations from the community.
Testimony written by a consumer of services.
My name is Alicia Nunez. I have two children and I am forty-five years old. I am married and I am a survivor of breast cancer. In 2011, I went to get routinely exams including Pap test and mammogram. I never felt any changes and I made my auto exam on my breast and everything looked good. In my family, there is no family member that has had breast cancer. I am a woman that was very healthy. I don’t smoke and I don’t consume any alcohol and I especially don’t do any drugs. I like sports and I take care of my health and especially the one of my family. I like to be with my family.
In November of 2011, the result of my exams showed a suspicious ball in my left breast. This was a surprise for me. The Latino Agency with the Clinica de la Mujer Latina helped me during the treatment and diagnostic because I don’t have any medical insurance, I am a housewife. My husband is the only person working in my house. For me it was difficult believing that I had cancer and for my family it was hard believing too. The Latino agency has helped me since the beginning in my diagnostic and my treatment. I made plan of payments with the St. Anthony hospital and one person is attending together the appointment and having a interpreter during the appointments. This was of big help for me because in various moments my family and they were my only support. The Latino agency has helped me with therapy for my son because for him it was difficult understanding the problems in our household.
Right now the treatment is finished and the doctor has told me the cancer is gone. Every six months I have my screening including my mammograms and I take my medicine to prevent that the cancer comes back. The Latino agency has helped me with this. I want to continue participating in the support groups with the Latino agency. I want to say thank you and I am grateful.
SafeCare - Awarded federal project grants for the prevention of child maltreatment, home visitation programs with families promoting the health, safety & well-being needs of families with children.
parentPRO-Parents as Teachers – An evidence-based family home visitation program that aims to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Connect 90% of PCGs without health insurance, but eligible, to a health insurance within 6 months of enrollment.
Seek to have 90% of identified children up to date with immunizations by 2nd year and 95% of identified children by 6th year
Screen 90% of identified children for appropriate development with the ASQ/ASQ-SE and refer for services if needed.
Seek to have 75% of mothers enrolled prenatally to initiate breastfeeding
Seek to have at least 95% of children needing childcare in a licensed day care facility.
Refer 100% of the families for public assistance programs if needed.
Seek to have 30% or less of mothers to have a subsequent pregnancy within 2 years of the birth of the identified child.
Refer 100% of the families to appropriate community resources.
Seek to have no more that 5% of the families reported to Child Protective Services while participating in the program.
The program goal is to prevent child abuse by promoting positive parent-child interaction and healthy childhood growth and development.
Twice per year we collect feedback through satisfaction surveys from families about the services they have received, using the results for program improvement.
Oklahoma is one of 17 sites selected for Evidence-Based Home Visitation (EBHV) Program to support the infrastructure needed for the widespread adoption, implementation and sustaining of evidence-based home visitation programs aimed to prevent child maltreatment. OUHSC is the lead agency overseeing the research and evaluation. LCDA has participated as an implementation site and has actively contributed to (a) the adaptation of SafeCare, (b) examining the feasibility of the adapted model, (c) testing the outcomes of the model, and (d) participating in cross-site evaluation activities for the national study of the EBHV programs. The principal investigator of the research project is Dr. Jane Silovsky in OUHSC (405) 271-8858. The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) at OSDH uses the Oklahoma Child Abuse Prevention Program Application (OCAPPA)a custom-designed web-based application developed for the OCAP programs in Oklahoma. OCAP program evaluator is Boudu Bingay 405-271-9444 -56707.
Nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and three-star state certified early education and child development program that aims at enhancing the children’s physical, cognitive, social, emotional development and school readiness of children under three years of age. This is the highest-rated and only Bilingual 3-star rated Infant/toddler Early Head Start Program in Oklahoma.
Teachers scaffold children’s early learning from the time they enroll in the program as infants to Kindergarten, we create a foundation for continued achievement and readiness for school. Our goal is to help in preparing a community of support with schools, teachers, and families that ensure every child to be ready for school.
Teachers will work with children to develop and strengthen five major areas of development including social-emotional, children will begin to learn how to regulate their own emotions and behaviors; language and literacy, Children will begin to use and comprehend increasingly complex language; cognition, children will regularly use math in every day routines to count, compare, identify patterns and problem solve; physical well-being health, and fine and gross motor development; children will demonstrate control of large and small muscles for movement, balance, hand washing, learn good nutrition habits.
The disparities in Early Learning including Vocabulary Growth between children whose parents are professionals, working class and welfare parents is very noticeable when children enter school. We are committed to work hard to change this at TRBCDC and work with children at making it a more level playing field for all children when they enter school with tools which they have developed through the time they have been in our care. Good health habits and good nutrition are very important always and more so early in life when the young child is developing. The first five years of a child’s life establish and create the foundation for secure beginnings. We work with families and form healthy relationships which will later be very important for the child’s healthy social and emotional development which will be necessary for success in school and in life.
A child development specialist conducts Ages & Stages SE(social-emotional) to address any red flags in the child’s development and experts in that area begin to work with the child in order to get the child the resources needed to reach their fullest potential.
The program is monitored by several organizations including the Early Head Start Monitoring Team every two years. The Early Childhood Education Institute from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa conducted the ITERS(Infant-Toddler Environmental Rating Scale to measure the quality of the program. The national average score for the ITERS is 2.8 to 3.2 we just received our scores from when they conducted the ITERS in April 2013 which were higher than the national average at 4.7 to 4.3 in 3 out of 4 classrooms.
The following areas scored: Space & Furnishings, Personal Care, Routines, Listening & Talking, Activities, Interaction, Program Structure, Parents & Staff
Systems of Care – Provides at-risk youth with individual and mentoring rehabilitation, tutoring, counseling, and family support advocacy in Court. Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment – A certified program that provides drug/alcohol treatment services to adolescents and and adults. Proyecto Cambio IPV-SV Prevention – Directed at reducing domestic violence and sexual assault through IPV/SV prevention case management and therapy. 24-hour crisis line (405)863-3403 Child Trauma – Individual, family, group counseling and case management services for children 4 to 21 years. Batter's Intervention Program– A certified program where violence perpetrators are mandated by the Court to attend fifty-two (52) weeks of group treatment intervention sessions. Non- Offender Sexual Abuse - This program provides non-offender Sexual Abuse treatment services that are specialized and comprehensive to victims of Child sexual abuse or at risk of sexual abuse and their families. Latino Plenitud - This program provides comprehensive care to children with severe emotional and behavioral disturbances between the ages of 4-21. Parents Assistance and Parent Aide – Services consisting of 16 weeks of therapeutic center-based parenting classes, support groups, individual counseling, for parents referred by DHS.
Short Term successes
· 57% decrease of child abuse
· 35 % increase in learning how to prevent child abuse and protect their children
· Quarterly outcomes will indicate an increase in level of functioning for each client.
· 75% of clients in mental health & substance abuse are making improvements in different areas: Abstinence, legal, maintenance of employment.
· Spanish speaking domestic violence victims are provided immediate 24/7 crisis services
· Increase the number of children re-united with their families
· Provide education and awareness of how to protect the children
· Decrease in substance abuse behaviors among adults and adolescents as reported by statewide statistics.
· Provide integrated counseling services for all people.
· Increase culturally and linguistically appropriate services for domestic violence
· Consumer satisfaction survey
· Quarterly tracking reports
· Increase in referrals and requests for services
When the Latino Community Development Agency was started 25 years ago, Latinos were a small part of Oklahoma’s population. No other significant Latino organizations existed then. All social service needs of the community therefore fell on LCDA. The population of Latinos has since then surged, and out of necessity as the only Latino-based agency serving the community, community demands and needs for new services expanded and fell on LCDA to meet. LCDA now has 21 diverse programs in 4 different areas: health care, prevention, treatment and early childhood development. Few non-profits have anywhere near the broad scope of services we offer.
There are significant challenges in each program area. Latinos are the most uninsured demographic in Oklahoma with no employer funded health insurance. Over 35% of all Latinos here have no health insurance and therefore have no preventative or wellness care that such policies provide. They look to LCDA. Many Latinos get their immunizations through clinics held at LCDA; dental care clinics are also provided along with nutrition and exercise programs. LCDA is the largest provider of cervical cancer and breast cancer screenings for Latina women in Central Oklahoma, a program highlighted for its incredible success in an article on the front page of the Sunday Oklahoman.
With this broad diverse offering of services, funding is always a challenge, but we have developed a broad- based funding by state, federal and foundation sources such as: State Dept of Health, Health Resources Services Admin, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, SAMHSA, DMH Substance Abuse Services, OK Housing Finance Agency, District Attorney’s Council, State Dept of Juvenile Affairs, Sunbeam Family Services, State Dept of Human Services, NCLR, AIDS Care Fund, Avon Breast Cancer Foundation, AT&T Foundation, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Potts Foundation and Inasmuch Foundation.
LCDA is governed by an independent Board of Directors, with each Board member serving for 3 year terms for up to two terms. There are currently 16 members of the Board, with diverse backgrounds and ethnicity. The Board meets 12 times per year. The work of the Board is handled by Committees. There are 5 active Committees reporting to the LCDA Board plus several special event committees. The principal committees include the Finance/Audit Committee; the Governance Committee; the Relocation and Capital Campaign Committee, and Special Events; the special events committees include the Annual Luncheon Committee and the Christmas Party Committees. The main product of Committees are recommendations which must be approved by a majority of the Board.
Key committees for organizational governance are Finance/ Audit and Governance. The Finance/Audit Committee is chaired by a senior banker and includes a senior Internal auditor that was the senior internal auditor of Integris. Monthly meetings are held and all financial matters are reviewed and special meetings are held annually with LCDA’s auditor. The Governance Committee reviews all Board and agency policies and in 2012 conducted extensive interviews with 5 finalist candidates for the selection of a new President/CEO. The Governance Committee also reviews and recommends new Board members.
The President /CEO is not a member of the Board but attends all meetings except any Executive sessions of the Board. All Program managers and our bookkeeper also attend all Board meetings. LCDA’s ability to recruit dedicated Board members who are very strongly mission conscious has been a key strength of the organization since inception.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
Through excellent stewardship of all donations and grants, LCDA has developed a very strong and enviable financial position. Except for regular current liabilities, LCDA has no short term debt and no long term debt of any kind. Our liquidity ratio of current assets to current liabilities is over seven to one, with a strong working capital position to cushion any financial surprises that can come up in a non-profit's life. All our buildings, real estate and fixed assets are owned free and clear of any debt or encumbrances. We own our principal service facility, which is approximately 30,000 sq. ft.
Outside of our strong current asset position, LCDA also has an additional $200,000 cash building fund set aside specifically for new space additions. LCDA will also be selling and redeploying its other real estate holdings to add to the building fund as space has become a major constraint to our growth.
As with all non-profits, funding is always a challenge. The LCDA brand and its consistent strong deliverables on grants has put us in a position to obtain repeat grants based on our program execution and performance. Each program manager is held accountable to make sure each program is self-sustaining, most of which is done through performance grant funding. In the event of the loss of any grant, expenses are correspondingly cut back until replacement funds can be found.
The funding challenges are greater on LCDA because the community we serve is the fastest growing demographic in the State and as the principal agency serving that community, new needs and new programs to service such needs arise continually. Based on existing grants and contracts, our revenues will grow 45% from where they were just 18 months ago. Continued best-in-class stewardship practices that have served LCDA well are critical to continue servicing our community.
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