Family Table’s CarePortal network is an exciting collaboration that connects churches, agencies, and community partners around addressing the needs of hurting children and families. This is done through a geographically based communication system that invites the local church and community to help. Opportunities on CarePortal include supporting children and families in crisis, foster care support, reunification efforts, adoption finalization, and assisting youth who are aging out. To learn more about the scope of CarePortal watch this video that explains what we call the Grid.
One of the main things we like to see from participating churches is a primary point person. This person should ideally be someone with a desire to care for widows and orphans, the ability to mobilize others, and the drive to get involved! It may initially be a pastor or existing leader, but ideally, this person is an individual we can partner with to mobilize your congregation and connect your church with others doing this work in the community. At its best, CarePortal is a discipleship tool that helps you fulfill the Biblical mandate to “seek the welfare of the city” (Jer. 29:7).
The Family Table utilizes the CarePortal platform to connect churches to real time opportunities for meaningful connections in your community. CarePortal is a tool that helps churches take a significant first step in engaging the child welfare crisis in their local community. Your church is likely already providing for physical needs and engaging in relational care and support to those around them. CarePortal helps to accelerate the good work you are already doing in your neighborhood to those who need it the most.