Our families Need Your Support

Thanks to generous donors, Better Families has been able to help thousands of children. How do we put your dollars to work? While our volunteer host families generously give their time and attention to children, your donations purchase food, clothing and the other necessities they will need while they are in our care.

With your financial support, our Better Families model can be replicated across the state. There are more families who need us, and thanks to our strong partnership with the state’s Department of Children and Families, we are working against a rising tide of child neglect statewide. It costs approximately $250,000 to launch Better Families in a new market, but think of the difference we can make!

“Florida has the third-largest foster care system in the United States… If we can do it in Florida, we can do it anywhere,” says Better Together’s CEO, Megan Rose.

If you would like to be part of this extraordinary program, driven entirely by private funding and volunteers, donate now.

Better Together is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

What can $100 buy a child? A lifetime of Hope!

On average, it costs approximately $45,000 in taxpayer dollars to keep a child in foster care. The alternative is donating $100 per month to in a safe and caring home…

That’s all it costs for Better Together to host a child, on average, and 98% of our children never end up in state protection. For just $1,200 per year, you can give a lifetime of HOPE to a child, which is why we call donors who give this amount our Hopeful 100!

Join our Hopeful 100 Club now to keep a child out of foster care, keeping families together and safe. Simply choose the Recurring Donation option to join!

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Your DOllars at Work

As responsible stewards of your donation, we’re happy to report the vast majority of funds go to resources for the children in our care. This includes food, clothing and other necessities that our volunteer host families can’t always provide on their own.

Additionally, your dollars fuel our small but smooth-running team as they equip and support our powerful volunteer force. The beauty of our model is that it is cost-effective, and that is a strength in which we take great pride!

Funding Pie Chart

how better jobs helps better families

Recognizing that parents cannot achieve self-sufficiency without stable employment, Better Together also administers the Better Jobs program. This first-of-its-kind model for connecting job seekers with employers, in partnership with local churches, also needs donor support. Learn more about this impactful giving opportunity.

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Dawson JordonBetter Together Team

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.