CarePortal is a technology tool created to serve children and families in crisis. CarePortal brings together diverse constituents; government agencies, churches, businesses, schools, and other ministries to meet the needs of vulnerable children and families right here in our own backyard.
The design is simple: agency workers identify children and families in need and enter requests into the CarePortal. Churches and communities see these needs and, with the click of a button, are connected to the family.
CarePortal requests are entered for a variety of reasons—whether it is to prevent a child from entering foster care, to help make a foster or kinship placement, or to help a child who is aging out of foster care—every request represents a child in need. CarePortal was created to enable churches and communities to meet those needs simply and effectively. Watch this short video to learn How It Works.
What is CarePortal?
Caring for kids in the Capital Region
JFO IS THE IMPLEMENTING PARTNER FOR CAREPORTAL IN THIS REGION OF NY
JFO began implementing CarePortal in New York’s Capital Region in 2018. We launched in Schenectady County with 10 churches and a heart to care for children in crisis in our local communities. Since then, CarePortal has continued to grow with the support of over 30 local churches. As of April 2022, JFO has implemented CarePortal in three counties— Albany, Schenectady, and Greene— with plans to expand into all eleven Capital Region Counties. Our CarePortal Network has served over 2300 local children in the last four years. It is our hope that this number will continue to grow as we strive to meet the needs of families in crisis around us.