The CareSource Foundation has awarded Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to families and children, with a $15,000 grant to support its programs.
The grant, awarded through the CareSource Foundation Grant Challenge, will support the local nonprofit in its efforts to provide a variety of resources to meet the growing needs of Florida families and children.
Better Together is made up of two programs – Better Families and Better Jobs – that help parents who are going through a hard time to 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. To date, Better Together has served over 5,400 children and kept 98% of families together, while helping more than 39,000 job seekers find employment through church-based job fairs across 22 states.
“We are grateful for the support of CareSource and thrilled for this opportunity to further our reach and impact,” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “We all need a village. We all need family. Yet so many families in our community don’t have the support system they need to be able to navigate the difficulties that come with life and parenting. Our mission aims to help parents who are going through a challenging time to 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.”
The CareSource Foundation Grant Challenge aims to recognize organizations and programs that make significant impacts on communities’ toughest health issues and to inspire innovation on reducing health disparities. This includes moving the needle on health equity, especially for those with special care needs, both health and social. Following review by CareSource Review Committee and CareSource Foundation staff, the nonprofit was selected to receive the grant via public vote.
“Floridians know best which organizations are moving the needle on the intricate needs of medically complex children in their communities, so the CareSource Foundation is looking to follow their lead,” said Jenny Michael, senior vice president of advocacy at CareSource.
To learn more about Better Together and its mission, visit BetterTogetherUS.org.
CareSource is a nonprofit, nationally recognized managed care organization with over 2.3 million members. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio since its founding in 1989, CareSource administers one of the largest Medicaid managed care plans in the U.S. The organization offers health insurance, including Medicaid, Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicare products. As a mission-driven organization, CareSource is transforming health care with innovative programs that address the social determinants of health, health equity, prevention and access to care. CareSource Florida Co. was formed to offer programs and products in the state of Florida.
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.