Mission, Vision & Values

Help Emergency Legal Responders capture the guiding principles of the organization in a compelling and concise way with new or updated key messaging.
Emergency Legal Responders
New Orleans, LA, USA
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New Orleans, LA, USA


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Posted November 3rd

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What We Need
  • Review of existing mission, vision and/or values
  • Analysis of the existing programs and any future plans
  • Strategic consultation surrounding the existing functions and the core needs the Organization seeks to address
  • Freshly written mission, vision & values statements
What We Have In Place
  • We currently have guiding values and established programs, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have point people with knowledge of the organizations history, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $7,248 , allowing us to continue to provide free legal assistance to Louisiana's vulnerable populations.

We are looking to build out or operations and a huge part of that is honing in on our mission statement and values.

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides the Professional with existing mission, vision and/or values, as well as annual reports and other relevant background materials
Milestone 1: Information Gathering & Outline
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager connect to discuss prep materials, the current vision, and future plans
  • Professional creates an outline for the mission, vision & values and incorporates any feedback from the Volunteer Manager
Milestone 2: First Draft
  • Professional shares the first draft
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback which the Professional incorporates
Milestone 3: Final Draft
  • Professional delivers finalized, copy-edited version to the Volunteer Manager
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About The Org

Emergency Legal Responders
Our Mission

The mission of the Emergency Legal Responders is to ensure access to civil justice for individuals faced with legal emergencies, and empower socially vulnerable groups; including people with low incomes, ethnic minorities, elderly people, people with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals who often find themselves trapped within the justice gap.

What We Do

Emergency Legal Responders (ELR) is a New Orleans, Louisiana based 501(c)(3) organization. ELR is composed of attorneys, advocates, and community members who have worked for years to provide direct legal services to those affected by disasters in Louisiana and other disaster-affected areas throughout the United States. Most importantly, ELR attorneys are disaster law experts, and in particular FEMA law experts. ELR has become the source that both the community and other organizations turn to for disaster assistance in Southeastern Louisiana.

ELR was established in 2017 following the closure of Louisiana's only statewide disaster legal assistance focused organization. As local attorneys we realized that Louisiana residents were continuously faced with disasters --ranging from natural, to social, to economic. Disasters often lead to legal emergencies and a significant part of Louisiana's most vulnerable communities were then forced to navigate the complex system of resources with extremely limited assistance. ELR was created to fill this gap and ensure access to civil justice for disaster-affected Louisiana residents. ELR has based its work on the holistic viewpoint that personal empowerment comes from legal advocacy, direct community services, and sustainable education models.

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