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Our Story Continues . . .

In 2018, with a strong desire to equip local churches and community members to care for children in crisis throughout the Capital Region, JFO became the implementing organization for CarePortal in Upstate NY. CarePortal is a technology tool equipping churches, child welfare agencies, businesses, and individuals to engage and take action by meeting tangible needs of families in their own communities. JFO manages the CarePortal in Albany, Greene, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties. Since 2018, more than 2,300 local children have been served through our CarePortal network. 

 

Along the way, JFO became the go-to resource for support, training, and encouragement for families on the adoption, foster care, and kinship journey. We offer a variety of training related to trauma, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs), poverty, and suicide prevention. The heart of our mission continues to be to provide support, inspiration, and community for parents, caregivers, and everyone else at the table of child welfare.  

Meet The Team

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Sandra Flach

Founder and Executive Director

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Kathi Sewak

Assistant Director and Regional Manager for CarePortal

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Karen Laing

Regional Manager for CarePortal

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Olivia Baxter

CarePortal Ambassador

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Bralyn Sewak

Social Media Management

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Ashley Davis

Bookkeeper and Board Treasurer

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Ken Burns

Audio Technician

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Rebecca Flach

Board Vice President

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Eric Besenfelder

Board Member

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Pastor Chris Kajano

Board Member

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Alicia Snowden

Board Member

 

Our Community Sponsors

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Bishop Beaudry is a Albany County sponsor.

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TriNuclear Corp. is a Schenectady County sponsor.

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National Bank of Coxsackie is a Greene County sponsor.

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Culnan Insurance is a Rensselaer County sponsor.

Our Community Champions

 
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Jezreel International is a CarePortal Community Champion.

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Our Store is a Community Champion.

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Habitat ReStore is a Community Champion.