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FAMILIES

We keep families together – and children out of foster care – by providing them with a temporary loving home and helping their parents work to build a better life.

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TOGETHER

Our team is dedicated to helping people help themselves. We empower them to find employment and provide a loving, safe and supportive foundation for their children.

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JOBS

Because job loss is often the root cause of many serious issues, including child neglect, Better Jobs works with churches around the country to connect people with opportunities for stability, hope and success.

Empowering People Through Better Families and Better Jobs

Since 2015, Better Together served more than 2,750 children and 28,000 job seekers through two highly successful programs: Better Families and Better Jobs. By empowering people who truly want to help themselves, Better Together is poised to prevent child abuse and neglect before it happens and match employers to employees who simply need a hand up or second chance.

Better Families: A Private Alternative to Foster Care

The abuse hotline receives 4 million calls a year – in Florida alone, where there are 21,000 children currently in foster care. Better Families provides a private alternative to foster care that addresses the root cause of child neglect and abuse. Parents enter this program voluntarily. Better Together host families offer temporary homes to their children, while mentors and job coaches guide parents as they work to get back on their feet.

Out of the 2,750+ children served, 96% of them haven’t required any state intervention. The Better Families program is keeping families together – and children out of foster care – by providing them with a temporary loving home and helping their parents work to build a better life.

Better Jobs: Solving the Root of the Problem

When the Better Together team realized 76% of their families came to them because of an economic hardship tied to unemployment, they knew they had to address the root of the problem and created Better Jobs to help. A health crisis or disability, mental health concerns, and economic decline can all lead to job loss. No matter what the reason, a person’s dignity and employment status can be restored with a little support. Thanks to a network of 150+ church partners across the United States, Better Jobs has helped nearly 28,000 job seekers find employment.

Our Impact to Date

2,750

Children Served

98%

Stay United

188

Church Partners

28,000

Job Seekers Served

60%

Find Employment

Families Reunited…
Better Together Success Stories

ABBY'S STORY

THE BECHTLE FAMILY

BETTER MOMENTS

Look how much better we are together…

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  • HOST FAMILIES AT WORK
  • REUNIFICATION CELEBRATIONS
  • CHURCH PARTNERS IN ACTION
  • JOB FAIRS

BETTER NEWS

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Baby Mae

Our experience as a host family

Our family has been a host family with Better Together for about a year now. We have learned so many things along this journey. One of the biggest lessons we...

Better Together named Nonprofit Rising Organization

Better Together has been named Nonprofit Rising Organization of the Year by the Cape Coral Community Foundation at the fourth annual Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly (ENPY) Awards. As Nonprofit...

The Role of a Family Care Advocate

I became a volunteer member and Family Care Advocate for the Better Together Team because I have always helped others, and especially children. I believe if people work hard, they...

BETTER EVENTS

Attend an upcoming event near you…

Jacksonville, FL Community Job Fair

NOVEMBER 14, 2020

We welcome you to join CrossRoad United Methodist Church for their fifth community job fair! Past job fairs have resulted in 1 in 4 job seekers receiving an offer on the spot! Easily access to dozens of employers and a variety of job opportunities.

Waterville, ME – Nationwide Day of Second Chances

DECEMBER 03, 2020

The Nationwide Day of Second Chances is a day when dozens of churches across America are hosting simultaneous Second Chances Job Fairs to serve their communities. If you were formerly incarcerated or have a barrier to finding employment, this Second Chance Job Fair is for you!
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