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Better Together to host Better Luncheons Jan. 22, Feb. 19 for Southwest Florida parents

Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, is hosting Better Luncheon events for parents in Southwest Florida on Jan. 22 and Feb. 19.

Better Together organizes a luncheon program at various locations each month to bring parents together for community, to support each other and to hear from experts while their children play supervised in another room. The luncheon will provide background-checked volunteers in addition to lunch, games and fun for children to enjoy while parents attend the event. Admission is free and includes lunch.

“Parenting is tough business. No matter how wonderful and functional our upbringing, we all have questions, struggles and concerns when raising our children,” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “To help parents along their journey, our Better Luncheons allow parents to enjoy lunch, companionship and expert advice while their children are under the supervision of background-checked volunteers.”

Attendees of the January luncheon will hear from guest speaker Ann Lefcakis, co-owner of Real Fitness, a CrossFit gym in Naples, who will talk about fitness and nutrition. The luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22 at Turning Point Church, located at 3405 Pelican Landing Parkway in Bonita Springs.

The February luncheon will feature guest speaker Rochelle Figur, director of recovery ministries at Grace Church on the topic of recovery. The luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19 at Center Point Church, located at 6590 Golden Gate Parkway in Naples.

To register for the luncheons, visit BetterTogetherUS.org/lunch-rsvp 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 BetterTogetherUS.org.

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