The CarePortal is an exciting initiative that connects churches and agencies around addressing the needs of hurting children and families. This is done through a geographically based communication system that invites the local church to help. Opportunities on CarePortal include supporting children and families in crisis, foster care support, reunification efforts, adoption finalization, to assisting youth who are aging out.
One of the main things your church will need is a what we call a Primary Point Person? Who is this person at your church? It can initially be a pastor but long term it needs to be an individual that we can partner with to mobilize your congregation and connect your church with others doing this work in the community.
CarePortal assists 111Project by connecting your church to real time opportunities for prayer and meaningful connections in the community. Although the CarePortal is not required by churches committing to be a part of 111Project it is highly recommended!!!! CarePortal helps 111Project churches strategically engage the first three parts of the 111Project Pledge. Through Prayer, a Point Person, and the Portal (CarePortal) churches take a significant first step in engaging the child welfare crisis in their local community. Through a commitment to a annual meaningful Pulpit message for the 111Project Purpose we believe we can see a day when every child will have a family. 111Project is looking for a 1000 churches in Oklahoma to take the 111Project Church Pledge. Would your church join with us at 111Project.org/oklahoma?
Learn more about the CarePortal by watching the video on The Grid.