Every CHILD Matters
Care Portal is a new way we as a church are getting involved in a huge need in our community. It's an opportunity to help families and children in need. Below are some questions and answers about CarePortal provided by Careportal.org.
Who does CarePortal help?
First and foremost, CarePortal exists to help vulnerable children and families. Requests submitted through CarePortal come from caseworkers at government child welfare agencies or other child-serving organizations approved by CarePortal to vet needs. Churches can also identify and submit needs within their own church and community through the Church Entered Needs feature.
How Do I Get Involved?
Here at ALC, we have put together a response team to meet and deliver the various needs of these families in our community. There is a training class required before joining the team, the next one available will be sometime in early 2022. If you are interested in being a part of this world changing team, send an email to Jenn@alcsrq.com.
How does CarePortal work?
CarePortal is a technology connecting platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Caseworkers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches and community members aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond.
How do CarePortal requests help?
What difference do these requests make for these children and their families? Every single time a caseworker submits a request on behalf of a child in their community, they will let you know the purpose. Your responses could help achieve goals like: prevent a child from entering foster care, make an adoptive placement or support a youth aging out of foster care. When you join CarePortal, you’re saying “Yes” to connections that can change lives, transform communities and reverse the foster care crisis in our nation.
"CarePortal creates connections within the Circles of Care around the isolated child. Families, churches, and communities are brought together to create a healthy approach to caring for kids.
Because EVERY child matters."