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'Care Portal' launches in Dougherty County

Church groups learned how to use the portal on Friday. (Source: WALB) Church groups learned how to use the portal on Friday. (Source: WALB)
are Portal Regional Manager, Kayla Jones. (Source: WALB) are Portal Regional Manager, Kayla Jones. (Source: WALB)
The portal is active for folks in Dougherty County. (Source: WALB) The portal is active for folks in Dougherty County. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

An online system launched Friday, to help vulnerable children and families in Dougherty County. 

'Care Portal' gives churches and the Division of Family and Children Services an easy way to be in contact.

When the DFACS office is working on placing children in foster homes, they will post items they need on the portal.

Churches will then have access to the items. 

If someone wants to donate an item, they can do so directly through the portal. 

In Georgia, 81 children and 37 families have been helped through the app.

So far, five churches have signed up in Dougherty County. 

That includes Sherwood Baptist Church and Byne Memorial. 

"We always hope that new churches will enroll and begin to establish relationships with DFACS as well," said Care Portal regional manager Kayla Jones. "But I think the five churches we have in Dougherty is a great start."

Dougherty County is the second county in Georgia to use the portal. 

Colquitt County began using it in June of 2016.

If your church is interested in signing up for the portal, you can email Kayla@goproject.org for more information or visit the Care Portal site. 

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