NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Advocacy Center

The recipient entity's physical address:
           8325 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           8325 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118


Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Galen Brown
Gideon Stanton
Edmond Heyd
William Cresson


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  5271

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $559,006

What type of request is this?  General Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Amy Lee Wilson, 3106 Royal St New Orleans, LA 70117-6743
Jason Durham, 2046 Rue Pickney Mandeville LA 70448-2386
Nancy Freeman, 236 Harding Street Jefferson, LA 70121-3918
Anita Gray, 11111 N Harrells Ferry Rd Apt 202 Baton Rouge LA 70816-8388
Warren Hebert Jr., 409 Austin Village Blvd Lafayette LA 70508-6464
Revonda Kirby, 5324 Antioch Blvd Baton Rouge LA 70817-2503
Mary Margaret Lusk, 512 Dogwood South Ln Haughton LA 71037-8554
Gloria Mays, 3302 Arthur Dr Ruston LA 71270-5304
Raymond Jasper, 248 Bon Jovi Blvd Gray, LA 70359-5228
Paget Bazile, 8325 Oak St New Orleans, LA 70118-2043
James Thompson, 825 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans, LA 70118-5821
Reagan Toledano, 201 St Charles Ave Ste 4208 New Orleans, LA 70170-2509
Lois Simpson, Exec. Dir, Advocacy Center 8325 Oak St New Orleans, LA 70118-2043
Jeff Rowe, Program Director, Advocacy Center 8325 Oak St New Orleans, LA 70118-2043


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The Community Living Ombudsman Program is a Louisiana network of trained advocates who visit persons with developmental disabilities living in group or community homes to: listen to their concerns, respond to their needs, help them enhance their quality of life, assist them in the exercising of their rights.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $381,346
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $177,660
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $0

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?
          Not Applicable

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The public purpose of the Advocacy Center and its Community Living Ombudsman Program is to protect and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities living in Louisiana

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Identify instances of abuse and neglect occurring in group homes
Initiate formal complaints
Resolve problems and misunderstandings
Provide referral information about community resources
Suggest measures to enhance quality of life in group homes
Teach residents about their legal rights
Train staff about the needs and rights of residents


What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           One year

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
                 Not applicable
    
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:
                 Not applicable

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 Not applicable

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  Not applicable

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 
               Not applicable

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:
               Not applicable

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                Not applicable

          What is the nature of the relationship?  Not applicable

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:
                 Louisiana Department of Justice
Public Protection Division
1885 North 3rd Street, 4th Floor
Baton Rouge, LA. 80872


(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               The Community Living Ombudsman Program is authorized by the Louisiana Legislature and funded through the State Office of the Attorney General


Contact Information
name:  Lois Simpson 
                                       address:  8325 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

                                       phone:  504-522-2337, ext 118
                                       fax:  504-522-5507
                                       e-mail:  lsimpson@advocacyla.org
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director