By Advocates
For Advocates
Secure Data Collection and Reporting Software for Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs

Developed with input from advocates at every stage, Vela meets the unique data collection and reporting needs of Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs. Vela saves countless administrative hours by ensuring data is collected and compiled accurately in the format required by each of your funding sources.

How Vela Supports Advocates

With more accurate data reporting, your organization can secure more funding, grow your capacity, and ultimately help more survivors.
Safe, Secure Data
Rest easy knowing all survivor data is stored safely and protected from outsider access by end-to-end encryption.
Holistic Survivor Data
Track direct services provided to survivors across all victimization types based on a person-centric approach focused on outcomes.
True One-Click Reporting
Seamlessly generate accurate, auto-summed VOCA , STOP-VAWA, and Monthly Service Reports that include FVPSA data elements.
Funding Source Balancing
With easy to understand visual guides, staff can quickly view how their time should be divided by funding sources.
Comprehensive Activity Time Sheets
Staff can illustrate the full impact of their work by tracking time to both direct client services and general staff activities.
Accurate Data for Funders
Apply direct service time to the correct funding source at the time services are rendered—no more retroactive matching of services to funders.

Element 74 is the technical partner behind Vela

Element 74 was proud to partner with the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence to develop Vela. Before writing a single line of code, our E74 team began by listening to advocates’ experiences. We learned about the realities of advocates’ daily activities, the unique data reporting needs, the complexities of grant requirements, and the challenge of providing crucial social services while also reporting like a data analyst.

We love building solutions that support your mission

With that shared understanding and an open dialogue, we began creating a solution that would streamline the most tedious and stressful aspects of data reporting and ultimately allow advocates more time to do the work you do best. We truly believe in Vela’s ability to empower your organization, and we can’t wait to show you what it can do.

The development of Vela was a team effort between Element 74 and the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Janelle Williams
MOCADSV has long heard the frustration of member agencies as they attempted to modify existing database systems. We knew advocates needed a less complicated data collection method based on advocacy organizations’ needs that conveys to funders the vital work that MCADSV’s member agencies do. Vela encompasses features that DV/SV agencies throughout Missouri have requested, but no other database has delivered.
Jill Wondel
Having a database that’s specifically for DV/SV shelters is so helpful, and Element74 has provided great collaboration, so we know that they will continue to partner with us, even when reporting requirements change, or our needs change. It’s been so great to be able to offer our thoughts and share what would work best in our context.