Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) is pleased to announce the expansion of CarePortal into Wagoner County. The collaborative partnership between Global Orphan Project, 111Project and OKDHS is an online platform sharing the needs of local children and families to a community of churches, allowing them to respond to needs in real-time. Child Welfare professionals identify the needs, focusing on child safety and permanency, and the 111Project organizes ministry partners and offers trainings that equip members to say yes to helping a family.
Keeping in mind the need for social distancing and public safety, a digital CarePortal Launch Celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1 via Zoom. With over 65 children in the county in state custody as of Aug. 1, everyone has a role to play to support them and their families. To register for the Zoom event, visit www.111project.org/cplaunch.
"There are so many stories I could tell about lives changed and communities supporting one another through CarePortal," said Jami Majors, Program Administrator for Child Welfare Services Community Partnerships. "Now, more than ever, it is imperative that communities step forward to support their families, and CarePortal is helping those communities make a difference for Oklahoma families."
"We always ask, 'What if we had more than enough' - more than enough resources so biological families can achieve not just reunification but restoration, more than enough people caring for and serving others so no one is alone, more than enough foster families so families are waiting on children instead of children waiting on families," said Chris Campbell, Executive Director of the 111Project. "We exist to mobilize the faith community so that the local church is not just aware of needs of children and families in crisis but are partnered with the state to see that those families have all the support that they need."
For OKDHS CarePortal questions, please contact Andrea.Stasyszen@okdhs.org. For church CarePortal questions, please contact the 111Project at firstname.lastname@example.org.