CarePortal Active in Oklahoma!Rich Stigall
It is with great delight that we celebrate the recent go live of Stephens County in southern Oklahoma. Stephens County is the first active county in Oklahoma, thereby making Oklahoma the fourth state in which churches are actively meeting the needs of its neighbors via the CarePortal.
Local news affiliates have also reported on the implementation of the program. Local newspaper The Duncan Banner first reported about the new opportunity available in and around Stephens County, and KSWO news out of Lawton, OK, later commented on the CarePortal. You can watch KSWO’s report below.
As reported in The Duncan Banner, the need in the foster care system in Oklahoma is great. At the time of the article, there was reported to be more than 10,000 children in the foster care system in Oklahoma, with cases (and the affected children) undergoing investigation not included in the total.
Travis Hartfield, Coordinator of Faith Engagement for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, relayed his excitement about the possibilities offered via the CarePortal.
“Denominations don’t matter – we are just here to show compassion,” he said.
Will you join us in praying for Oklahoma? Will you pray that God will continue to raise up churches in Stephens County and across Oklahoma that aspire to meet the needs of children and families caught up in the foster care system? Will you pray that the collective heart of the church would be unwilling to accept detachment from the lives of hurting children and families?
Interested in learning more about CarePortal? Long for your church to start meeting the needs of those in your community? Contact us here for additional information.