Community Brings A Mother Closer to Reunifying with Her ChildrenCarePortal
A single mother in Montana is one step closer to safely reunifying with her four children who are in foster care. While preparing to start her new job as a CNA, this mom needed help to purchase work clothes, specifically scrubs and tennis shoes.
Her social worker, Hannah, entered the need into CarePortal, engaging the community to help with this request. Within 48 hours, not one, but TWO local churches responded that they could help provide the needed items.
Being able to safely reunite families is Hannah’s main motivation as a social worker. ‘Working with a parent, watching them bring themselves back up from their lowest point and demonstrating that resilience for their children is the most beautiful thing I will ever witness,’ she said. ‘Getting help from people in the community to meet needs is a great relief. Social workers are under a great deal of pressure to help families, and many times, we feel like we are doing it all alone. CarePortal has been very helpful in connecting us with more resources, demonstrating to us and the families we serve that our community truly cares.’
Could your child welfare agency use a tool like CarePortal to mobilize the faith community and restore children to the care of family? Learn how social workers are using our platform to engage local churches and reinforce their important work with vulnerable children and families.