Author: Leah Hughey

Welcoming Two New Board Members

Better Together is proud to announce that E. Lee Wyatt Jr., former Executive Vice-President of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. and Doug Campbell, a retired executive in the oil and chemical industry, have joined our Board of Directors. Mr. Campbell has been our supporter and advocate since the beginning; he dedicates all of his … Continued

Hope Abounds at Third Brentwood Fair

It could have been just another Tuesday morning; there was nothing remarkable about the weather or the news. However, for 278 people who call Jacksonville, Florida home, Tuesday was a remarkable day full of hope and fresh beginnings. For Ashley, pictured below with Pastor Jay Harris of The Ville Church, Tuesday changed everything.   She … Continued

Estero, Florida: Nearly 200 guests attended the first-annual “Night of A Million Dreams” Gala at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. Attendees collectively raised $204,000 to support the continued work of Better Together, a local non-profit that strengthens families through work and relationships and help keeps children out of the foster care system. … Continued

The February 26th circus-themed Gala will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, and feature both local and national personalities for a night to remember. ### Estero, Florida: Loren Allred, the singing voice behind the legendary Jenny Lind in the hit movie “The Greatest Showman,” is using her impressive vocals to help raise … Continued

Press Release: A dozen community partners come together to host job fair for neighbors with a record in Jacksonville

Just in time for Christmas, 20 local employers will join the non-profit community in promoting equal opportunity and second chances  ### Clara White Mission will host a Second Chances Job Fair on Tuesday, December 11, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm to encourage equal employment opportunities to job seekers with a criminal record. The job … Continued

Introducing: Better Together

Since our founding in 2015, FlourishNow’s model for volunteer-based community support that saves children from foster care and promotes the value of meaningful work has grown ever stronger. However, to grow this model in the years ahead we know it’s crucial to have a brand that can grow with us. With that in mind, our … Continued

Four Ways to Help a Friend Find Employment

Over the past decade, nearly every American has felt the effects of our economy’s Great Recession. For some, this meant downsizing, more debt, extra shifts, and increased stress. For others, the Great Recession caused layoffs and business closures — often without warning. These people soon faced home foreclosures, overdue bills, and the daunting reality of … Continued

Celebrating 18 months of work in Jacksonville!

Penny, a beloved member at CrossRoad United Methodist Church, was at the door to greet each job seeker coming through the door. Part of that welcome was an offer to pray. This simple gesture touched many, though one young man stood out from the crowd; he told Penny he had been to many job fairs, … Continued

One Mom, Two Sons, Two Families Ready to Serve

Evena’s story is one that will always have a place in our hearts, as well as the hearts of the two remarkable families who helped her through her times of need. We believe her story of triumph can help motivate others to reach out and connect with the support available in their own communities. You see, … Continued