TUCSON (September 29, 2015) – Join members of the faith community and The Global Orphan Project for two informational meetings, introducing residents of Pima County and members of the faith community to the services that will be offered when the CarePortal website launches later this year.
Representatives of the faith community and The Global Orphan Project.
CarePortal Informational Meetings for Pima County
Pantano Christian Church, Room D 1
1755 S Houghton Road, Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Oasis Room at Victory Worship Center
2561 W Ruthrauff Road, Tucson, AZ
Thursday, October 1, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Representatives will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m. for media interviews discussing the CarePortal prior to the start of the meeting.
The CarePortal is an online faith community engagement tool connecting the Department of Child Safety (DCS) to local churches. Currently in "pre-launch" stage, churches are being contacted to identify those in Pima County willing to join in this initiative. The goal is to have 50 churches enrolled and prepared to handle requests from DCS when launched.
When launched, the CarePortal will be able to connect DCS with local churches when a family or a child in foster care has a need, such as items like car seats and clothing to services such as an exterminator. Through CarePortal, when a need is identified, the CarePortal will be accessible online where a request for help can be submitted. That request will then inform the church and faith community of the need, allowing them the opportunity to respond.
CarePortal has already been successfully launched in Texas, Kansas and Missouri. To learn more about the CarePortal visit: www.careportal.org.