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Nonprofit helps DHS meet needs: more than 8,000 children served


Last updated 7/8/2020 at 12:56pm

A key partnership between the El Paso County Department of Human Services and a faith-based nonprofit has reached a milestone of more than 8,000 children served.

CarePortal is an online platform that connects churches and other volunteers to those in need. DHS caseworkers have worked closely with CarePortal for almost four years to help provide items to children in out-of-home care. For example, when a relative is asked to take in siblings they may not have appropriate furniture. CarePortal connects the caseworker with volunteers who provide bunkbeds, bedding and other needed items.

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