After a decade of caring for orphans around the world, The Global Orphan Project (GO Project) created Care Portal in 2015 as a tool to mobilize U.S. churches to care for foster children and vulnerable families in their own backyards.

First and foremost, Care Portal exists to help vulnerable children and families. Requests submitted through Care Portal come from caseworkers at government child welfare agencies or other child-serving organizations approved by Care Portal to vet needs. Churches can also identify and submit needs within their own church and community through the Church Entered Needs feature.

What difference do these requests make for these children and their families? Every single time a case worker 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.

When you join Care Portal, you’re saying “Yes” to connections that can change lives, transform communities, and reverse the foster care crisis in our nation.