At a high level, and as far as I can tell, CarePortal connects children and families in need with people able to help meet those needs. We learned about CarePortal from my daughter who used it at work, and we have become a part of the network as a "Community Champion". Churches are instrumental in meeting needs and building relationships with families in need.
I'm impressed with the efficiency of the system and am happy to share what I know about how it works (if you want to contact me). Below are some good videos and pointers to additional info.