Stephens County, Oklahoma, has the second highest number of children in foster care in the nation. There is great need in Stephens County, as well as everywhere in the country, to provide safe, loving homes for children who are in the system. But there are other needs as well. Sometimes there are people who can help in ways other than fostering. The Care Portal, which has been used in other states, reaches out to local churches to help secure items needed by foster children and foster families. By creating an online information tree, key people in the local churches are contacted with the needs in the area. Those key people then contact members of their organization and the needs are met.
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