Chatsworth First Methodist Church is now part of the CarePortal Network.
CarePortal helps connect the needs of foster children and others to churches and other organizations that can help. Needs in our local area such as beds, restaurant gift cards, financial help with bills, and more are posted and team members of our church will have the opportunity to respond to meet the need.
Who does CarePortal help? First and foremost, CarePortal exists to help vulnerable children and families. Requests submitted through CarePortal come from caseworkers at government child welfare agencies or other child-serving organizations approved by CarePortal to vet needs. How does CarePortal work? CarePortal is a technology connecting platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Caseworkers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches and community members aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond.
How do CarePortal requests help? Every time a caseworker submits a request on behalf of a child in their community, they will let you know the purpose. Your responses could help achieve goals like: prevent a child from entering foster care, make an adoptive placement or support a youth aging out of foster care.
How can you help? We need to build a response team of people willing to receive notifications about needs in the community. Team members will have opportunity to respond to any needs they choose. Each member's level of involvement will be up to them.