Connecting you to the child in need.

In every community, there are children and families at a point of crisis, who need help. In those same communities, there are churches and people who care and want to take action. But what they need is a connection point.

Reaching Higher is the CarePortal implementing partner for Tulare County.

How does CarePortal work?

CarePortal is a technology platform that connects vulnerable children and families to people who have something to give. Social workers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond.

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Who does CarePortal help?

Children and families.

First and foremost, CarePortal exists to help hurting children and families. All requests submitted through CarePortal come from caseworkers at government child welfare agencies or other child-serving organizations approved by CarePortal to vet needs.


Child welfare professionals are on the front lines for children and families every day. CarePortal connects them to a caring community eager to stand behind them and provide them with resources to be more effective and efficient. 

Churches and Ministries.

Many churches and foster/adopt ministries want to do more, but simply lack the connection to vulnerable and isolated families in their community. CarePortal fills that gap.


Ready to get started?

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Support and extend the ministry at your church by meeting needs and making meaningful connections with local families.

Learn more here.

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Partner with the local community to meet the real-time needs of the children and families you serve. You are one request away from someone who wants to help, but just needs to know how.

Learn more here.

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Receive an email with an opportunity to serve a local family in crisis. You will always be connected to a local church when making a response. 

Learn more here.

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Work as a team to meet needs of vulnerable families in the neighborhood where you work. You will always be connected to a local church when making a response.

Learn more here.

Growing the CarePortal Network


to CarePortal in Tulare County


Your gift will allow more agencies to partner with more churches to serve more children and offer a local, meaningful connection.

*Please note, our local church partner, Tulare Community Church, manages Reaching Higher's giving.You will be taken to their giving page to give your gift.

By Check:

Please make checks out to "Reaching Higher" and in the subject line include "CarePortal." Checks can be mailed to

Reaching Higher, 1820 N. Gem St.

Tulare, CA 93274


Churches to Meet Needs

Click on the map below to see what churches are currently active on CarePortal. Don't see your church? Please invite your Pastor to check out CarePortal to learn how to care for local children.

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Build a FAM

Is your church ready to expand your Foster and Adoptive care ministry? Reaching Higher will support you to build a Family Advocacy Ministry that will extend your work with CarePortal and add more tools to your toolbox!

Watch a Quick Video

or Learn more here

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