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Better Together to host Better Luncheons March 19, 26 for parents in Southwest Florida

Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, is hosting Better Luncheon events for parents on March 19 in Fort Myers and March 26 in Port Charlotte.

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.

In Fort Myers, the luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at Mission Community Church, located at 2637 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Attendees will hear from certified parenting coach Janis Meredith, who will discuss “The Key to Helping Your Kids Change.” Meredith has written seven e-books, one paperback and hundreds of articles on parenting for her own blog, as well as for magazines and websites.

In Port Charlotte, the luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at First Alliance Church, located at 20319 Dearing Ave., in Port Charlotte.

“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.”

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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