Wed, Jul 22, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Better Together is pleased to invite you to a special informational meeting, which is open to anyone and everyone, on July 22, 2020. Offered virtually, via Zoom, this will be a time to catch the vision for our church-driven approach to preventing children and families from entering the foster care system.
Better Together exists to keep families together. Uniting volunteers, churches, and community organizations around this common purpose, Better Together offers isolated parents the support they need to face and overcome crisis situations, such as addiction, incarceration, hospitalization, domestic violence, homelessness, and more.
Our Better Families program offers parents the courageous option to place their children, temporarily and voluntarily, in the homes of volunteer families who are ready to offer love, support, and radical hospitality. Our complementary Better Jobs program is even more preventative, focusing on providing coaching and connections to employers, in the context of church-run job fairs, to help adults find sustainable employment.
The model works. In our headquarters in southwest Florida, we have successfully and permanently reunified 98% of our families. In addition, our church-led job fairs, in a world of impersonal, online job applications, result in real opportunities for our neighbors facing even the most serious barriers to employment. At each job fair, one in four job seekers is hired on the spot, and the average number of interviews scheduled or conducted exceeds the number of people attending each event.
With this success behind us, Better Together is ready to expand. We are excited to announce, with the help of our partner, Eckerd Connects, that we’re coming to Pinellas and Pasco Counties. This expansion will allow us to serve hundreds of local families, partnering with individuals, churches, families, and agencies to build bridges between moments of deep struggle and the flourishing that we know, with the right support, can exist on the other side.
We hope you will join us for an inspiring morning, when we will discuss how we, together, can make all the difference in the lives of isolated families. There is a part for everyone to play; we’re Better Together.