Who We Support
CarePortal is a web-based and mobile platform that exists to help connect and support children and families in need with people and resources that can make a difference in their lives. All requests submitted through CarePortal come from caseworkers at government child welfare agencies or other child-serving organizations approved by CarePortal to vet needs. Opportunities are then presented to community partners to be able to more efficiently and effectively serve not only children and families but the requesting agencies’ frontline workers. Every need met supports positive outcomes for children and their families, including to prevent children from entering foster care, support for foster and adoptive families, reunification of biological families and support for youth aging out of foster care. Needs are wide ranging; examples include material needs such as beds, car seats, food, clothing, housing, transportation, financial assistance for utilities and rent; relational needs for childcare, transportation assistance, mentoring, and tutoring; and family needs such as respite care, foster families and adoptive families. This request will provide catalyst funding to community partners meeting the direct needs of children and families in crisis, to increase the percentage of needs met through the platform in Central and Northeast Oklahoma.