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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 3,000 children and 34,000 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 3,000+ children served, 98% 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 32,000 job seekers find employment.

Our Impact to Date

3,102

Children Served

98%

Stay United

350

Church Partners

34,000

Job Seekers Served

60%

Find Employment

Families Reunited…
Better Together Success Stories

ABBY'S STORY

THE BECHTLE FAMILY

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Look how much better we are together…

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Sarasota/Manatee County Family Care Coordinator

OVERVIEW The Better Together Team is seeking a Sarasota and Manatee Family Coordinator to strengthen relationships between organizations and the community by connecting with agencies that provide needed resources and...

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Marketing and Communications Director

OVERVIEW The Better Together Team is seeking a Marketing and Communications Director. They will lead and guide the efforts of the Marketing and communications department. Our marketing and communications director...

Sarasota/Manatee County Home Study Specialist

OVERVIEW The Better Together Team seeks a Home Study Specialist for Sarasota and Manatee County. The Better Families Home Study Specialist is responsible for the development and completion of Host...

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...

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Dawson Jordan
Creative Director

Dawson is an exciting addition to the Better Together Team. Since graduating college in 2015 from Florida Gulf Coast University with his bachelor’s degree in Business Management he has managed to create a successful career for himself as a self-employed freelance videographer/photographer. He has recently relocated back to his hometown in SWFL and is excited to join the team as the Creative Director to help us tell the Better Together story. Dawson is passionate about telling stories through a creative lens, especially when it comes to seeing families stay together and for individuals to thrive and become the best version of themselves. When Dawson is not in the office he likes to hang out with his friends, workout, and watch sports.