Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, is hosting Parents’ Night Out events on Saturday, May 28 and Friday, June 3 in Jacksonville.
The program offers parents, grandparents and other caregivers 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.
“It takes a village to raise a child, and Parents’ Night Out provides parents much-needed time to take care of errands, have some time alone or enjoy a date night,” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “It’s a time to do whatever helps you by taking a break from your daily routine while your children have a fun evening under the supervision of background-checked volunteers.”
The May 28 Parents’ Night Out is hosted by Bold City Church and will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at First Coast High School, 590 Duval Station Road in Jacksonville.
The June 3 Parents’ Night Out will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Normandy Park Baptist Church, located at 7050 Normandy Blvd. in Jacksonville.
To register for Parents’ Night Out, visit BetterTogetherUS.org/PNO-Registration or call 239-470-2733.
ABOUT BETTER TOGETHER
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 BetterTogetherUS.org.