WHAT IS CARE PORTAL?
CarePortal is an online platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Caseworkers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond. Agape Ranch serves the Aransas, Nueces, and San Patricio Counties by utilizing the CarePortal. In cases of crisis and not abuse or neglect, the local churches meet the physical needs and keep families together, preventing children from going into the foster care system. This vetted system prevents foster care through the generosity of our community.
Agencies that request the needs into the Care Portal in the Coastal Bend:
Aransas County Children's Coalition
Aransas County ISD
Department of Family and Protective Services (CPS)
Pregnancy Center of the Coastal Bend
Aransas County (Launched March 2018, currently in Harvey recovery)
Number of children served - 174
Economic Impact - $72,252
Nueces County (Launched August 2016)
Number of children served - 912
Economic impact - $241,061
San Patricio County (Launched May 2018)
Number of children served - 46
Economic impact - $6,046
HOW CAN I HELP?
Are you a church leader? What if each person in your church received real-time opportunities to meet the needs of the most vulnerable families in your community? Leveraging the power of a simple email and geo-radius technology, CarePortal connects you to the needs of foster children and hurting families in your ZIP code. Want to learn how you can join the Care Portal network? Email Susan, firstname.lastname@example.org to start the process.
Are you a business leader? You and your employees can make a life-changing and measurable difference in the lives of at-risk kids in your own community. Learn more about county sponsorship, philanthropy, and volunteer opportunities for your business or organization. Email Susan, email@example.com to learn more about these opportunities.
Are you currently part of the Care Portal network? Would you like to expand your impact and mobilize your church and reach the hurting families in your community? To be part of the solution to the foster care crisis? You can use the CarePortal platform to expand the work you’re already doing. Contact Liddy, firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how.
Active Churches in the CarePortal Network of the Coastal Bend
Corpus Christi Christian Fellowship
6602 South Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Emmaus Church - Corpus Christi
3875 S Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
13026 Leopard St
Corpus Christi, TX 78410