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YOUTH HAVEN TO HOST 33RD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Naples, FL (March 2, 2020)

Youth Haven will host their 33rd annual golf tournament, Fairways for the Future, to support the children and teens of Youth Haven, on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. The tournament will be held at Lely Resort Golf and Country Club, 8004 Lely Resort Blvd., Naples, with the awards dinner immediately afterwards at The Players Club & Spa, also located in Lely. Registration and lunch will be at 11:30am followed by an 1:00pm shotgun, scramble format.

An Early Birdie registration discount is available if registered by March 31 at $250 for an individual and $1,000 for a foursome. Starting April 1, cost will increase to $300 for an individual and $1,200 for a foursome. The player package includes 18 holes of golf, cart & green fees, range entry into on-course golf contests, lunch, awards dinner & player gift.

For registration and sponsorship information, contact Laura Lafakis at 239-687-5175 or Laura.Lafakis@youthhavenswfl.org. To register, visit https://youthhavenswfl.org/events/fairways-for-the-future/.

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.

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YOUTH HAVEN’S SOIREE ON THE STRIP RAISES OVER $550,000

Naples, FL (February 18, 2020)

Youth Haven’s Annual Soiree on the Strip, held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (Beach) was a resounding success, raising over $550,000 to support the children & teens that call Youth Haven home. This elegant evening out on the town featured dinner, cocktails, entertainment, dancing, casino games and more!

Event co-chairs were Doug Olsen, Director of Marketing/Aesthetics Derm Instructor of Philip Douglas & Co.; Philip Douglas, Creative Director of Philip Douglas & Co.; and Jackie Ressa, owner of Jacqueline Ressa Interior. Media sponsor was Naples Illustrated.

“We’re grateful for everyone that supported Soiree on the Strip,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director. “It was definitely an unforgettable evening!”

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.

YOUTH HAVEN, INC. AWARDED $3,500 DONATION FROM PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS CHARITIES

Naples, FL (February 10, 2020)

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they’re a recipient of a $3,500 donation from Publix Super Markets Charities.

The funds received will benefit Youth Haven’s emergency shelter/homeless teens programs.  Founded in 1972, Youth Haven is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-19 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or are homeless.

The Publix Super Markets Charities foundation was established by Publix founder, Mr. George Jenkins, to improve life in our communities.

“We’re extremely thankful for this donation and thank Publix Super Markets Charities for their support,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director.

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.

YOUTH HAVEN TO PARTICIPATE IN 24-HOUR GIVING CAMPAIGN

Naples, FL (February 10, 2020)

Youth Haven is one of 40 local nonprofits selected to participate in the 24-hour “Give Where You Live” campaign, hosted by the Community Foundation of Collier County. The campaign will run from noon on February 19, to noon on February 20. Funds will be maximized through a matching fund generously provided by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and the Community Foundation of Collier County.

Donors are able to give to Youth Haven by check, credit card, or wire transfer.

“We’re honored to participate in this important fundraising event,” says Executive Director Jinx Liggett. “We would like to thank the community for investing in our children. Your funding will make an immediate impact in transforming the lives of our traumatized youth.”

Give Where You Live Collier is a county-wide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Collier County through a donation match. In 2019, the 24-hour campaign yielded more than $5 million by 2,221 donors.

For more information, please email Laura.Lafakis@youthhavenswfl.org or (239) 687-5175.

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.

5K RACE BENEFITING YOUTH HAVEN PLANNED FOR FEBRUARY 8, 2020

Naples, FL (January 24, 2020)

Palmetto Ridge High School’s Spanish Honor Society is hosting a 5k color run on Saturday, February 8th at North Collier Regional Park to benefit Youth Haven. Its goal is to raise awareness surrounding the mental health of our youth community. The race will start at 7am with all profits from the event, including those derived from donations and sponsorships, going to Youth Haven. For additional details and to register, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Naples/PalmettoRidge5kBearTROT

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.

NCEF TRUSTEE DAY BENEFITS YOUTH HAVEN

Naples, FL (January 24, 2020)

On Wednesday, January 15th, the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Wine Festival and Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation hosted a “Build-Out and Celebration Day” at Youth Haven. More than 30 NCEF trustees and staff members built a community garden and donated items such as sports equipment, toiletries and clothing. We’re grateful for their ongoing support!

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.

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Youth Haven to Participate in Art & Soul Event

Naples, FL (January 8, 2020)

Youth Haven will be participating Art & Soul at the Museum (hosted by the Mental Health Association) at the Collier Museum, Main Government Campus on Saturday, January 11th from 10am – 2pm. For additional details, visit https://colliermuseums.com/event/art-soul-at-the-museum.

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.

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YOUTH HAVEN, INC.’S HOLIDAY DRIVE A SUCCESS

Naples, Fl (January 8, 2020).

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce that their 2019 holiday drive was extremely successful. As Southwest Florida’s only emergency and residential shelter for boys and girls ages 6-19 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or are homeless, Youth Haven relies on community support in order to help them achieve their goals. Numerous businesses, organizations and individuals hosted holiday drives, purchased items from our wish list or assisted with gift wrapping.

“Youth Haven is appreciative of the community’s support every year in helping us ensure our children and teens have a wonderful holiday season,” said Jinx Liggett, Executive Director. “We couldn’t do this without our community partners!”

If you’re interested in supporting Youth Haven’s 2020 holiday season, please contact Laura Lafakis, Development Manager at 239.774.2904 or email info@youthhavenswfl.org.

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.

FIESTA FOR A PURPOSE TO SUPPORT YOUTH HAVEN ANNOUNCED

Naples, FL (January 3, 2020)

Fernandez the Bull Cuban Cafe & Bar – Midtown location, 3375 Pine Ridge Road, Unit 101, Naples, FL 34109, will be hosting a Fiesta for a Purpose on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 between 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM to support Youth Haven! Denise Murphy, Andres Paz, Amanda Beights, Dave Ridenhour and Rafael J. Feliciano will be the local celebrity bartenders with 100% of their tips going back to Youth Haven. Fernandez is also donating 25% of their proceeds that evening (5:30 PM – 9:00 PM) to Youth Haven.

To make a donation, please click here.

“We hope you can join us at this fun event to raise funds to support our children & teens,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director.

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.

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YOUTH HAVEN’S GIVING TUESDAY A SUCCESS!

Naples, FL (December 16, 2019)

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they had an extremely successful Giving Tuesday campaign on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 to encourage people to do good and give back.

Youth Haven was presented with a $20,000 donation from The Trevor Smith Memorial Foundation. The Foundation hosted their annual fishing tournament, T-Rex One Last Cast, in October in Marco Island to raise funds. Youth Haven also received a $2,000 donation from United Way of Collier County as part of United Way’s efforts to give back to other organizations in honor of the movement. In addition to these two generous donations, multiple donations were received via Youth Haven’s online donation form.

All funds will support Youth Haven’s programs and services that support children and teens ages 6 – 19 that have been abused, abandoned, neglected or are homeless.

“We’re so grateful for the community’s support,” says Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director. “Giving Tuesday is a wonderful way to give back and we are honored to be a recipient of so many people’s generosity.”

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.

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YOUTH HAVEN, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT

Naples, FL (December 16, 2019)

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Brenda O’Connor as President of their Board of Directors, effective November 2019. O’Connor fills the role previously held by Chief Stephanie Spell.

O’Connor is the Executive Director of Membership at the Naples Yacht Club. She has also served as Youth Haven’s past President of the Board of Directors and is currently a Soiree of the Season committee member, Youth Haven’s signature fundraising event that will be held on February 1, 2020.

“We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Brenda O’Connor to President of our Board of Directors,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director. “Her loyalty and dedication to Youth Haven will greatly benefit our organization and the children and teens that we serve. We also thank Chief Stephanie Spell for her time and commitment to Youth Haven.”

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.

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YOUTH HAVEN’S SOIREE ON THE STRIP ANNOUNCED!

Naples, FL (December 4, 2019)

Youth Haven’s Annual Soiree on the Strip will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (Beach) located at 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, Florida.

Tickets are now available for our signature annual fundraiser to support the children & teens that call Youth Haven home. This elegant evening out on the town will feature dinner, cocktails, entertainment, dancing, casino games and more! Giving opportunities will be available.

Co-chairs are Doug Olsen, Director of Marketing/Aesthetics Derm Instructor of Philip Douglas & Co.; Philip Douglas, Creative Director of Philip Douglas & Co.; and Jackie Ressa, owner of Jacqueline Ressa Interior. Media sponsor is Naples Illustrated.

“We hope you can join us at our signature fundraiser to raise funds to support our children & teens,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director. “This is definitely going to be an unforgettable night!”

To purchase tickets or to become a sponsor, please visit https://youthhavenswfl.org/events/soiree-on-the-strip/

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.