GROUP HOME FOR FOSTER CARE YOUTH
BROWNIE’S, JAY’S & JANETTE’S COTTAGE
Youth Haven’s emergency shelters are Collier County’s only residential option for children and teen ages 10 -18. Our cottages provide a home, instill hope and create a safe place to help children in the foster care system begin to heal. Children are placed in our temporary care by the State through different foster care agencies until a more permanent placement can be found.
Our shelters house SWFL’s youngest victims of abuse, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, without exception. The children stay in our care for an average of 270 days (but sometimes much longer) depending upon their age and circumstances. Upon leaving, children are reunified with their parents, placed by the State with a safe relative or a foster home.
Every child deserves a childhood.
During their stay at Youth Haven, children receive the utmost comprehensive care from the most basic of needs including nutritious meals, clothing, personal care items, and educational support to more advanced medical, mental health and dental care all in a spacious, home-like environment. Our secluded campus affords the children not only a newfound sense of comfort and security but also many opportunities to play and be carefree. They engage in many outdoor activities including a myriad of sports, bicycling, gardening, and nature exploration. The children attend public school (most often the school in which they were currently attending before being placed here) and participate in a wide variety of both on and off campus recreational, cultural and social activities. Therapeutic services and enrichment activities raise self-esteem and build coping skills in an accepting and empowering manner.
24/7 Housing in a Home-like Environment
3 Meals a Day, Everyday
Outdoor and Social Activities
Clothing & Personal Care Items
Medical, Dental & Mental Health
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