Better Together to offer Parents’ Night Out Aug. 5 in Jacksonville

Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, is hosting a Parents’ Night Out event on Friday, Aug. 5 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, arts and crafts, music and fun for children to enjoy while parents are away.

“It takes a village to raise a child,” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “Parents’ Night Out provides parents and guardians with time to take a break from their daily routine, run errands or enjoy a date night with the reassurance that their children are having a fun evening under the supervision of background-checked volunteers.”

Parents’ Night Out will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5 at CrossRoad United Methodist Church, located at 10005 Gate Parkway N. 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.

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