Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Arizona CarePortal Project

Wellness & Recovery

The Arizona CarePortal Project is a Public-Private Partnership of the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family, the Arizona Department of Child Safety and CarePortal funded entirely by community partners.

Governor Doug Ducey announced the official launch of CarePortal in Maricopa County

The CarePortal is one of many partnerships formed through the Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment, chaired by First Lady Angela Ducey, and is designed to connect families in crisis with local faith-based organizations willing to lend a hand. The program equips caseworkers at the Arizona Department of Child Safety with a communications network through which to notify nearby churches of a specific child or family in need, allowing churches to then fill that need based on the resources they have available.Once the request is submitted to the network, the CarePortal sends out an alert to participating organizations within the family’s zip code—and, after receiving the alert, the organization can identify parishioners willing to assist families in their community.

How It Works

When a case manager at the Department of Child Safety identifies a need - like a crib or home repair - they access CarePortal online and submit the request for help.

Using GEO Radius Technology, CarePortal quickly sends out an email invitation to a network of church community partners.

In real-time the point of contact connects with their congregation to see if someone can meet the need. Once the need can be met they respond to the original email.

Making A Difference

The Arizona CarePortal Project launched in Pima County, December 3, 2015, and in Maricopa County September 1, 2016. As a result, over 500 children were kept out of the Foster Care System in 8 months.

"I believe that the launch of CarePortal in Maricopa County will prove to be one of the most significant opportunities to keep more families together."

Director Debbie Moak, GOYFF

"This type of connection between faith based organizations and government is vital to restoring balance between protection and charity."

Director Gregory McKay, DCS