A Message to the People of Delaware
_The Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families is dismayed by two articles that appeared in the New-Journal this Fall. They refer to a report that was issued by the State Auditor of Accounts. We want to assure our beneficiaries, our friends, and our supporters that we are in compliance with the contract requirements of the Department of Health and Social Services and in fact have been since the inception of our program. In the service whose contract was reviewed by the auditor, we serve chronically ill and disabled adults as well as frail seniors and any interruption to these program services would cause undue and needless hardship. We have a very long history of successfully managing federal, State, and foundation grants and contracts. Moreover, we are a partner agency of the United Way of Delaware.
_We were informed, in 2011, of an anonymous complaint to the State Auditor of Accounts. Contrary to the statement in the News-Journal, we provided all of the requested records. Moreover, the report and articles rely upon the information provided by the anonymous complaint, ignoring the review of our records by a senior contract manager from the largest state agency.
_The Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families, a faith-based health advocacy, education and services organization, has an active Board of Directors that meets regularly to review all financial and programmatic activity. Our work is in compliance with the policies and procedures of the State agency with whom we work most closely, the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. Our financial records are audited annually and the results are a matter of public record. Our Executive Director, who supervises the program and manages the billing and reporting processes, has over thirty years of expirience in the field of non-profit management.
_We are appreciative of the truthful and supportive responses by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services and look forward to continuing our work with her and her agency to serve those in need throughout Delaware. We also look foward to a corrected report from the State Auditor of Accounts.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Delaware Ecumenical Council
on Children and Families
Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families
240 N James St
Wilmington, DE 19804
Phone: 302 2251040
Toll Free: 855 6132110
Fax: 302 2251041
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