It is an honor to welcome you to the Youth Haven Ambassador Circle.
Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only emergency and residential shelter for boys and girls ages 10-20 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is an immediate lifeline of safety, love and compassion for innocent children in crisis and the first step in a long journey back to trust, confidence and joy.

The Ambassadors’ Circle elevates the awareness, impact, and support for Youth Haven by providing supporters with opportunities to become more actively engaged advocates for the Youth Haven mission.

With our initial launch in early November 2021, we now have over 100
Ambassador Circle members. Since inception we have escorted the youth on
Christmas shopping trips, hosted a gingerbread house and cookie decorating
party on campus, wrapped presents, gathered presents/gift cards from residents within our communities, escorted youth on post holiday shopping trips, hosted a Valentine Party and a beach day. Additionally, members have enjoyed a Meet and Greet and a summer gathering celebrating the milestone of our first 100 members.

There is a busy calendar of events planned for the 2024-25 season for Ambassador Circle members, including opportunities to participate in the youth activities.

New members may join any time. Beginning January 23, 2024, current Ambassador Circle members may renew for 2024. Your payment of $300.00 on or after January 23, 2024, will include a non-refundable ticket to the 2025 Cherish the Children Luncheon. The annual luncheon will be held in January 2025 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (Beach).
Again, we welcome you and appreciate your decision to be a member of the
Ambassador Circle.
Kind regards,
The Ambassador Circle Executive Committee

Wotts Mercy Youth Haven Ambassador Liaison
Lee Willis
Founding Member
Amy Lytle
Founding Member
Ingrid Aielli
Founding Member
Kimberly Anderson
Founding Member
Louise Bernardon Founding Member
Katharine Chenciner Founding Member
Christina Linaberry Founding Member
Mark Riley

Mark Riley


Kathy Schneider
Vice President

Stephanie Petrosini

Stephanie Petrosini

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Mary Cohen


To fully embrace the Ambassador Circle experience, we encourage members to sign up for one of the committees below.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Youth Haven Ambassador Circle. Please review the membership agreement below for more details. For more details, please call Youth Haven at (239) 774-2904.