Delta Center for Independent Living Inc

Discover the Delta Difference

aka Delta Center   |   ST PETERS, MO   |  dcil.org

Mission

Delta Center partners with people with disabilities and their communities to remove barriers and promote positive changes leading to greater independence. Most people will encounter some form of ongoing physical or mental challenge at some point in their lives. Whether it's being born with a life-long physical or mental impairment, encountering a life-changing traumatic event or illness, or experiencing the effects of aging, such as hearing or vision loss, Delta Center can assist you or your loved one in maintaining and often improving the ability to live independently. Discover the Delta Center Difference!

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Jim Ruedin

Main address

3837 MCCLAY RD SUITE T

ST PETERS, MO 63376 USA

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EIN

43-1752410

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Individuals living with disabilities often face significant barriers to remaining independent in the community. Loss of income, lack affordable and accessible housing, and long-term supports lead to poor physical and mental health outcomes. Often, existing services are underfunded and don't meet the immediate need. Public attitudes about the necessity for supports can undermine opportunities. Individuals living with disabilities are faced with so much that the process of identifying and planning for supports is often overwhelming and difficult to accomplish without assistance. As our communities age, we are finding an increasing number of people aging into disability, but very much wishing to age in place and continue to encounter many difficulties with this.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Consumer Directed Services (CDS)

CDS is a consumer-directed approach to attendant services. The program allows an adult (18 and older) eligible for nursing home care to retain the services of a personal attendant, and actually direct his or her care. Services are paid for by state and federal funds through MO HealthNet (formerly known as Medicaid).

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

We provide training and skills development to improve your ability to promote your own needs. For example, we can help identify programs for which you might qualify and guide you through the application processes. We also can coach you in navigating the bureaucratic maze that is often associated with acquiring the assistance you need and deserve. In addition to this individual assistance, we also work at the community and state levels to advocate for services benefiting those with disabilities.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

For assistive devices which promote independent living and which are not covered by insurance, Delta Center may be able to assist you in accessing devices such as:

Tub Transfer Benches
Raised Toilet Seats
Grab Bars
Equipment Repairs
Cushions for Wheelchairs

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Members of our staff and volunteers, who have dealt successfully with their own challenges, draw upon their experiences to help you explore options, solve problems and develop new skills.

Delta Center can refer you to local support groups or put you in touch with someone with similar circumstances.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Training in skills for independent living is designed to address the needs and requests of each consumer, and might include money management, cooking, community resources, and other areas critical to your independent lifestyle.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

If you have trouble using the phone, Delta Center may be able to help! Do you have trouble with one of the following:

Vision
Hearing
Mobility
Speech
Cognitive thinking

Do you:

Reside in Missouri?
Have a land line in your home?
Have income of $60,000 or less per year?

If you answered “Yes” to these three questions, you may qualify for a FREE adaptive telephone!

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Delta Center staff assist individuals with identifying community-based resources best suited to meet their needs.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

The Endeavor Program is a peer-mentoring and support group that aims to support individuals with spinal cord injuries to be healthy and safe at home with the necessary supports.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients living independently

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is across all Delta Center programs

Percentage of people reporting being connected to the community support they requested.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of people reporting satisfaction with the program.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is across all Delta Center programs.

Percentage of people reporting confidence in their advocacy skills.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Advocacy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of people reporting being connected to peer support.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Peer Support

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of people reporting increased independence as a result of skills training.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Skills Training for Independent Living

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Delta Center partners with people with disabilities and their communities to break down barriers to independent living, leading to greater independence for all.

Delta Center connects people with disabilities to local resources. We assist people in prioritizing their issues and coaching them through the problem-solving process. We assist youth with disabilities in transitioning from school to adult life. We assist people living in skilled nursing or other institutions to transition back to the community. We partner with other agencies to address larger social and community issues such as affordable and accessible housing, community accessibility and employment opportunities. We partner with Missouri Assistive Technology to connect people with hearing and visual impairments to adapted telephones. We have recently begun a program to collect and used durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, shower chairs, walkers, etc. and get them to individuals who otherwise can't afford them due to lack of insurance and financial ability. Our related non-profit, Delta Center Personal Attendant Services, helps people on Medicaid who are eligible for in-home care assistance to hire their own attendants to help them stay safely living at home.

Delta Center has been pursuing our mission for over 20 years. We have an experienced board and staff who have a history of demonstrated success. Our infrastructure is solidly in place to continue or work for years to come.

Over the past 20 years, Delta Center has established an excellent reputation in our community. Our outcome data and satisfaction surveys consistently achieve 90% and better. Our existing programs and services are achieving their intended purpose but there is more to be done. Aging in place is an emerging need not adequately addressed yet in the community. Delta Center stands ready to move forward. We have designed an assessment to assist folks with aging in place safely. Our equipment exchange program needs to be expanded. Employment opportunities is an area where Delta Center could potentially have an impact. And more significant progress toward educating the community, especially builders and developers, about the need for more affordable and accessible housing will continue to be a focus for us.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Delta Center for Independent Living Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michael Bender

Delta Center for Independent Living

Term: 2018 - 2020


Board co-chair

Mitchell Berry

Chris Howrey

April May

Lydia Mitchell

Otis Pitts

Austin Bender

Mary Ann Cheng

David Miles

Chris O'Neal

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/12/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/29/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.