First Lady Casey DeSantis Highlights the Expansion of CarePortal to Support Florida’s Vulnerable Adults
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ~ The Hope Florida program has recently expanded its CarePortal platform to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable adults in Florida, including persons with disabilities, veterans, the elderly, and any other individual in need of assistance. This expansion builds on the success of the portal since 2020, which has led to nearly 500 churches and over 5,000 community members helping nearly 13,400 children and their families.

First Lady Casey DeSantis expressed her enthusiasm for this expansion and its potential to uplift communities. "One of the best ways to uplift our community is to ensure that our vulnerable populations have access to the resources they need to live successful lives. Whether that is children, adults, or families, we must make sure that we have the correct tools in place to put our drive to serve into action," she said.

Joe Knittig, CEO of CarePortal also expressed his gratitude for First Lady DeSantis' efforts in making community-based care-sharing happen at scale. "I want to thank First Lady DeSantis for taking bold action to make community-based care-sharing happen at scale," he said. "And I want to honor the Care-Sharing Network — the social workers, Hope Navigators, organizations, churches, and businesses — who use CarePortal to sacrificially care for their neighbors in unity together. They are the real heroes."

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Department of Children and Families Secretary Shevaun Harris also praised First Lady DeSantis' commitment towards helping vulnerable individuals in Florida. "Since day one, First Lady DeSantis has been the fiercest advocate for vulnerable children and adults in our state," she said. "Through the Hope Florida initiative, and our partnership with CarePortal, Florida has truly revolutionized the way our state responds to families in crisis and transformed the activation of community resources and services."

Department of Elder Affairs Secretary Michelle Branham also expressed her gratitude for this innovative platform that offers faith-based organizations and community members an opportunity to support vulnerable seniors throughout Florida. "We are so grateful for First Lady DeSantis' tremendous advocacy and partnership that allows us to serve even more families in Florida," she said. "CarePortal is a unique and innovative platform that offers Florida's faith-based organizations and community members the opportunity to support vulnerable seniors throughout our state."

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Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Secretary Eric Hall also praised First Lady DeSantis' leadership under Hope Florida program which bridges gaps between communities' most vulnerable individuals with resources they need. "Under the leadership of First Lady Casey DeSantis," he said "the Hope Florida program has begun to bridge the gap between our communities' most vulnerable and the resources they need to succeed."

The expansion of CarePortal will enable more Floridians than ever before access life changing services through Hope Navigators by calling 850-300-HOPE or visiting

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