Better Together

A nonprofit organization

$60,236 raised by 56 donors

100% complete

$25,000 Goal

It's because of donors and supporters like you that Jennifer's story of a single mom in crisis took a positive turn. She felt lost and alone, like she had nothing to offer the world or her son. She nearly lost him to the foster care system. Then she met a volunteer host family and connected to host mom Jen. "Because of her, I'm standing today," she says.



Today, Jennifer is an EMT working toward an associate degree in fire science. She has her own place, where’s she’s raising her son — and she knows now that she has much to give to the world and her son. 

We believe in parents like Jennifer. 

Most children enter foster care due to neglect—about 75%. Their parents love them but struggle in social isolation with tough issues like substance abuse, illness, homelessness, and unemployment. With no options and no one to call, they are forced to surrender their children to foster care. 

Parents should not lose their children because they have money problems, or had the courage to seek treatment, or got hospitalized without child care. All these challenges can be overcome—while keeping children safe—with the right support system in place.

Our Better Families program has served more than 3,200 children and kept 98% of families together. Our success rate more than doubles the reunification rate of foster care, and more than half of our referrals now come directly from child protective services and law enforcement.

We’re doing a great job, but we can do better with your help.

With inflation and housing costs rising, the need is growing. We are in overwhelming times. A first for us, we now have a wait list for parents seeking a family mentor. 

With your help, we can recruit and train more volunteers and in turn help more families. We need 125 new volunteers in each of our regions—host families, mentors, job coaches and supporters.

Every donation, no matter its size, has impact. 

  • $25 provides a child with a Hope Pack
  • $100 buys essentials for four children
  • $250 covers the cost of the home study and background screening of host family
  • $1,200 keeps one child out of foster care

It also helps when you share our story. After you give, please take a moment to share a quick message on social media that you’re helping make sure every child has a safe and loving home.

Together, we can make sure parents have the skills and support needed to give children the homes they deserve. We can give everyone somebody to call when times get tough.

With all our hearts, thank you for considering our mission. 

With gratitude,

Megan Rose



CEO, Better Together 

Organization Data

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Organization name

Better Together

Tax id (EIN)

47-5591391

Categories

Humanitarian Aid

Address

15275 COLLIER BLVD STE 201-284
NAPLES, FL 34119

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