Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, is hosting a Parents’ Night Out on Friday, Jan. 7 at New Hope Church in Palm Harbor.

The program offers parents access to a couple of hours of no-cost care for children ages infant through 17 years old. Better Together will provide background-checked volunteers in addition to dinner, games and fun for children to enjoy while parents are away.

“As a parent, it’s important to dedicate some time to enjoy together as adults or to simply get things done that have been on the back burner,” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “Parents’ Night Out provides a couple of hours for parents to go on a date night, take some time alone or run errands while their children are under the supervision of background-checked volunteers. It’s a time to do whatever helps you while we entertain the kids.”

Parents’ Night Out will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7 at New Hope Church, located at 455 Riviere Road in Palm Harbor.

To register for Parents’ Night Out, visit or call 239-470-2733.


Better Together is a nonprofit organization that helps parents going through a hard time keep their kids out of foster care, find work and address the root causes of their struggle so that they can reunite as a family with the tools and support system to thrive. A privately funded and professionally supported organization, Better Together is made up of volunteers who believe helping people help themselves is the best way to restore dignity and bring families together. Through the Better Families program, families are offered a preventive alternative to foster care while they get the help they need. To date, the program has kept 98% of children served out of foster care. The Better Jobs program was created to address the 76% of families that come to Better Together because of economic hardship tied to unemployment. In addition to community job fairs, the program offers job seekers coaching, guidance, support and encouragement through local church partners. For more information, visit