Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Justice & Legal Services

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This project will save us $12,802 , allowing us to continue to publish legal guides for low income veterans and help connect cancer patients throughout the country to local legal organizations.

What We Need

  • Development of a new website using a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Training to ensure Organization's staff members can update content and manage the site post-launch
  • Note: This project is for a website built with a Content Management System (CMS), such as Wordpress, Squarespace, Joomla, or Drupal. A CMS-based website can be maintained and updated easily (no coding required!)

How This Will Help

This project will help us grow by ensuring that clients, practitioners, and others in the community understand our services as well as how the landscape in healthcare is evolving and changing. Furthermore, it will continue to raise awareness and continue the conversations on the importance of looking at social determinants of health. We want our internet presence to reflect our prominent position in the MLP community and function as an informative tool for those developing, participating, or relying on MLPs.

What We Have In Place

We have a staff who is dedicated and devoted to this project and who believe in the need for our online presence to reflect the caliber and breadth of work that we do.

Fun Fact

We are the largest medical-legal partnership in the nation. We also recently opened the first clinic in the nation that exclusively serves women veterans.

  • Estimated Time
    Volunteers: 40-60 hours over 1-2 months
    Organizations: 6-8 hours
  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)
  • Requirements: This project requires a short interview with the organization. If your application is accepted, you'll receive an email from Catchafire with instructions to schedule a call.

Project Steps

  • Prep: Share Information
    • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with an outline of the Organization’s needs and goals for the new website, which should include any specific features that are required (e.g., contact forms, mobile responsive design, member sign in, etc.)
    • Volunteer Manager provides approved content and images to be used for the new website (e.g., About Us copy, Mission Statement, staff bios and images, etc.)
    • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with links to any existing online presence that the Organization has (e.g., social media, blog, existing website, etc.)
    • Volunteer Manager registers Organization's domain name with a web host, if necessary
  • Milestone 1: Kick-off Discussion
    • Volunteer Manager and Professional connect to discuss the timeline and scope of the website project, including: the number of pages or sections for the new website, specific features and plugins requires, look and feel for the website (themes), target date for initial review, target date for website launch
    • Professional reviews information provided and makes recommendations for which CMS application to use
    • Volunteer Manager signs up for the selected CMS application, and provides Professional with credentials to create the website
  • Milestone 2: Build and Review
    • Professional uses the materials provided and agreed upon timeline to build the website
    • Volunteer Manager reviews the in-progress website and provides feedback
    • Professional completes any required functional QA
  • Milestone 3: Website Launch
    • Professional provides final website for approval to launch
    • Volunteer Manager approves the website for launch, or requests approval from any stakeholders
    • Professional launches the site on Organization's domain name
    • Professional troubleshoots any issues that may arise immediately after launch
    • Professional instructs the Volunteer Manager on how to update content and maintain the website going forward
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience building and managing websites with CMS applications such as Wordpress, Squarespace, Joomla, or Drupal (providing examples of websites you have developed is recommended)
  • Proficient with HTML and CSS
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Clear understanding of the goals for the website and target audience
  • Approved content and images for the new website, and an idea of the look and feel you want for your website (e.g., providing examples of other websites you like is recommended)
  • An active domain name and web host (or budget to sign up with a web host)
  • Ability to sign up for a CMS application, such as Wordpress, Squarespace, Joomla, or Drupal; and budget to pay for the selected application (if applicable - some CMS applications offer free plans)
  • A staff member who can dedicate time to working on this project, and who can be trained on how to maintain and update the website going forward

Our Mission

LegalHealth partners with medical professionals to address the non-medical needs of low-income people with serious health problems. LegalHealth complements health care with legal care – providing free legal services in medical facilities and training healthcare professionals to understand the legal issues their patients face. LegalHealth extends its mission nationally by providing technical assistance to bring medical and legal partners together. Since 2001, LegalHealth’s dedicated staff has improved the lives of over 26,000 low-income New Yorkers with serious health needs. Where social conditions pose a barrier to improved health, the LegalHealth team can advocate to ensure a patient’s right to access care, basic benefits, stable housing and immigration remedies. LegalHealth’s training of health care providers at its partner hospitals raises awareness among the health care professionals to the non-medical barriers to improved patient health and they become actively involved in referring and advocating for their patients.

  • City: New York, NY, USA
Justice & Legal Services