Needs being met, one at a time. Families being helped, one at a time.
Foster care can be messy.
It’s a known attribute. This is not a grand revelation. Social workers and volunteers alike cite the frustrations of the system. This is not grandstanding about bureaucracy: this is the result of family collapse.
This messiness, though, can be a frightening thing, to the point of serving as a deterrent to even engage with the system or representing a significant source of frustration for all involved with the system.
What’s needed is a way to cut through the complexity: an effective means to connect need and resource.
That’s exactly what CarePortal is designed to do.
In a recent feedback survey, a couple provided the following reason for rating CarePortal a “10”:
Ease of use. Was able to be in direct contact with DCS worker immediately. Was able to confirm sizes and other pertinent information with the Caregiver almost immediately. Glad to have the email as we frequently referred to it for reminders and specific needs.
The CarePortal responder also noted the transformational aspects of getting involved:
My husband and I, as the point people for our congregation, were able to deliver the needed resources to the child and her Grandmother. Thanking God we have a loving, generous and compassionate church family, all the needs were met and even a couple desires. Meeting the family and seeing their tremendous need was extremely moving. It reiterates to my heart that we as the body of Christ Jesus do have a commission to reach out to those in their time of distress. It was a joyful day and a day of Godly burden. We cannot forget to be thankful, nor can we ignore the children who need our compassion and benevolence.
Needs being met, one at a time. Families being helped, one at a time. Hearts being changed, one at a time. It’s every church doing a little.
Interested in meeting the needs of your community one step at a time? Contact us here for additional information.