Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Justice & Legal Services

This project will save us $5,250, 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 based on one of the available CMS website templates (such as Wordpress, Squarespace, or Drupal)
  • Training to ensure Organization's staff members can update content and manage the site post-launch.
  • Note: Only includes websites built on CMS based platforms. This is not a website from scratch.

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: Distribution of prep materials
    • Link to existing online presence if applicable (website, blog, social media)
    • Specific content to seed the new website
    • Volunteer Manager registers Organization's domain name with a web host if necessary
  • Milestone 1: Information gathering
    • Volunteer Manager and Professional connect to discuss goals, target audience, and align expectations
  • Milestone 2: Implementation
    • Professional uses the materials provided and agreed upon timeline to begin construction
    • Professional garners feedback from Volunteer Manager and implements appropriate changes prior to site launch
  • Milestone 3: Site launch
    • 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 going forward
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Web development experience
  • Proficient with HTML and CSS
  • Experience with CMS, such as: Wordpress, Squarespace, Tumblr and Drupal
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Clear understanding of the goals for the website and target audience
  • Specific content (copy and visual) to seed the new website
  • For customized websites which don't utilize an existing template,
  • An active domain name and web host (or budget to sign up with a web host)
  • If using an existing web host, access to your web service or admin portal and ability to share access with Professional (for example, if you use a Content Management System such as Wordpress, Squarespace, or Drupal; please provide access for Professional to the admin portal)
  • A dedicated staff member available for training and the resources to update the blog regularly

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