EASY DOES IT EMERGENCY SERVICES PROGRAM

aka Easy Does It, EDI   |   Berkeley, CA   |  www.easydoesitservices.org

Mission

The Mission of Easy Does It is to provide seniors and people with disabilities non-medical emergency services and other essential support to enable and enhance independent living. Our vision is a world where every person with a disability is able to direct their own care to live as they choose.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Michele Blackwell

Program Manager

Ayanna Keeton

Main address

3222 Adeline St.

Berkeley, CA 94703 USA

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Formerly known as

Last Call

EIN

94-3227346

NTEE code info

Home Health Care (includes Visiting Nurse Associations) (E92)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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Programs and results

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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?

24-hour Emergency Attendant Care

Easy Does It attendants are available call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist individuals with severe physical disabilities in the City of Berkeley who have an unexpected need for assistance with non-medical personal care (e.g. transferring in and out of bed, feeding, toileting), urgent errands (e.g. pick up medication, diabetic food), and urgent household needs (e.g. laundry to clean only set of linen).

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

EDI’s Emergency Transportation service is designed to assist clients who experience an unforeseen transportation need.

For example, a client’s wheelchair breaks down and they have no other means to safely get home, or a client needs to go to an urgent medical appointment.

We have a lift-equipped van to transport clients and/or wheelchairs, scooters and other adaptive equipment originating within Berkeley to a destination within a mile of Berkeley.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with disabilities

Easy Does It provides emergency adjustments and repairs for assistive equipment such as manual and power wheelchairs, scooters, patient lifts, beds and other equipment. We have an experienced technician on call seven days a week.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with disabilities

Where we work

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.

To provide the highest quality service to all of our clients and expand the scope of our service area.

We are working with startegic planners, our board, our clients, vendors, partner agencies and also staff. We value the input from everyone involved with EDI.

We have a very capable field staff with years of experience. We have many clients who will still stop us on the street to this day and thank us for saving their lives.

it has been a long road to get to where we are. Unfortunately, it's not easy to retain administrative staff so priorities often get downgraded. But we are at a great place right now and ready to continue to be the best we can.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Seniors and people with disabilities.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Phone,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    EDI will make staffing changes, respecting the requests of individual consumers of our service to not engage with specific individuals of our staff.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We have learned about areas where we need to focus our efforts.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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EASY DOES IT EMERGENCY SERVICES PROGRAM

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rose Acampara

Bruce Curtis

Larry Rosenthal

Felix Gutierrez

Jan Garrett

Jocelyn Robinson

Judi Rogers

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 ? Yes
  • 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? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/14/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/14/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • 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.