Youth Haven members receiving award recognizing Youth Haven as a family friendly business | Youth Haven News

YOUTH HAVEN, INC. RECOGNIZED AS A FAMILY FRIENDLY BUSINESS

Naples, FL (October 24, 2019)

Youth Haven, Inc. was recently recognized as a Family Friendly Business by Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. (CCCR) for having family-friendly policies that support employees. CCCR praised Youth Haven for Youth Haven’s continued effort in the Collier County community and exemplifying what it means to be a Family Friendly Business.

The award ceremony was held on October 22, 2019 at the Naples Hilton.

“We are so grateful to be recognized as a Family Friendly Business recipient,” says Jinx Liggett, Executive Director. “Our team is extremely dedicated and committed to our mission of protecting and empowering children; that is why it is so important that our organization is family friendly and our team has the resources and time to spend with their own families. We’re honored to receive this award!”

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 awarded $7,500 grant from Bank of America | Youth Haven News

YOUTH HAVEN, INC. AWARDED $7,500 GRANT FROM BANK OF AMERICA

Naples, FL (October 23, 2019)

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they are a recipient of a $7,500.00 grant from Bank of America.

The grant was presented by Bank of America President Gerri Moll at the 2019 Bank of America Charitable Foundation Community Partner Grant Awards held at their Pine Ridge Financial Center on October 16, 2019. The funds received will benefit Youth Haven’s Homeless Teen Transitional Living Program, which is designed to help abused, neglected, and homeless teens transition to safe, healthy and responsible adulthood. The grant will allow Youth Haven to continue to build the program and provide assistance to teens who are in danger of becoming homeless.

“The Bank of America grant will allow us to continue to improve our Homeless Teen Transitional Living Program at Youth Haven. Working with a case manager, Youth Haven is able to develop individualized goals to help stabilize them and transition them to adult life, through counseling, therapy, education, training, transportation, referrals and employment services,” says Jinx Liggett, Executive Director. “This program is a life-changer for the teens that participate and we’re extremely thankful for Bank of America’s 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.

Youth Haven awarded $17,000 donation from HFTP – Florida Gulf Coast Chapter | Youth Haven News

YOUTH HAVEN, INC. AWARDED $17,000 DONATION FROM HFTP – FLORIDA GULF COAST CHAPTER

Naples, FL (October 14, 2019)

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they are a recipient of a $17,000 donation from the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) – Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.

On October 10, 2019, during HFTP’s Board installation, a check was presented to Laura Lafakis, Youth Haven Development Manager. The money was raised at their 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament held at Stonebridge Country Club in Naples, FL on June 8, 2019. HFTP’s goal was to raise $30,000 to divide between Youth Haven and Naples Therapeutic Riding Center. HFTP’s surpassed their goal by raising a record breaking $34,400.

HFTP stated on their Facebook page that they “couldn’t be more pleased to help Naples Therapeutic Riding Center and Youth Haven SWFL with the funds to support their causes as they contribute so much to our community. Thank you Laurie Rozeski and Debbie Formica for co-chairing this amazing charity event. Thank you to the Board and Committee for your efforts and support. And thank you to our sponsors and tournament players for your support!”

“Youth Haven is extremely thankful for HFTP’s generous donation,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director. “We’re grateful for the golf charity committee, the board, HFTP members and participants. Our community partners are amazing!”

The funds received will benefit Youth Haven’s programs and services which support children & teens that have been abused, abandoned or are homeless.

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 earns 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator | Youth Haven News

YOUTH HAVEN, INC. EARNS COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR

Youth Haven’s financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fifth consecutive time that Youth Haven has earned this top distinction.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders. On June 1, 2016, we upgraded our methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiates the financial health of our four star charities.

“Youth Haven’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Youth Haven to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Youth Haven.”

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish Youth Haven’s mission,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”

Youth Haven’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about Youth Haven’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

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, www.facebook.com/YouthHavenShelter, follow us on Twitter, @YouthHavenCS and Instagram @youthhaven.

Youth Haven’s 5th Annual Party with a Purpose a Success | Youth Haven News

YOUTH HAVEN’S FIFTH ANNUAL PARTY WITH A PURPOSE A SUCCESS

Naples, Fl (September 20, 2019)

A record number of guests attended Youth Haven’s 5th Annual Party with a Purpose on Friday, September 13, 2019. The event was held at 7th Avenue Social, who generously donated their restaurant space for the event. Over $13,000 was raised to benefit the abused, abandoned and homeless children and teens that call Youth Haven home.

The annual event featured a “Caribbean Chic” theme and included light bites, raffle opportunities, silent auction, music and more. This cocktail event welcomed young professionals and beyond for an evening of “friend-raising fun”.

The Party with a Purpose committee consisted of Committee Co-Chairs: Charlie Miller and Jacqui Resop; and Committee Members: Mo Camocho, Cassie Chase, Melissa Clark, Jessica Judd, Shannon Morford, Allison Murrell and Bridget Paterno. Sponsors were GL Homes, AMS Sound & Vision, Chris Resop Realty, Creative Interior Design, Cypress & Palm Boutique, Francis L. Dean & Associates, Grant Fridkin Pearson, Lennar, The Players Club & Spa, and Tom & Kathie Resop.

“Not only was this a fun and engaging event, we raised over $13,000 to support Youth Haven and its programs,” said Jinx Liggett, Executive Director. “Our committee, sponsors, vendors and Youth Haven team all went above and beyond to make our 5th Annual Party with a Purpose a resounding success. We can’t wait until next year’s Party with a Purpose!”

Youth Haven’s next event, its 6th Annual Uncorked, is scheduled for Friday, November 8, 2019. Click here for details.

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 THREE NEW APPOINTMENTS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Naples, Fl (July 18, 2019)

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to welcome three new members, Pamela C. Lundborg, Associate at Bond, Schoeneck & King; Denise Murphy, General Manager at The Players Club & Spa and Mike Prioletti; Senior Vice President and Market Manager with Baird Private Wealth Management, to their Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2019.

“Youth Haven is honored to have Pamela, Denise and Mike join our Board of Directors,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven’s Executive Director. “Their cumulative years of experience and dedication to giving back to the community will be a huge benefit to both our organization and the countless abandoned, abused and homeless children and teens that we support. We’re excited to see what this new fiscal year brings us with the addition of these talented individuals to our already extremely committed Board of Directors.”

About Pamela C. Lundborg

Lundborg is a business attorney at Bond, Schoeneck & King in Naples, FL. She advises both for-profit and non-profit corporate clients, as well as government entities, on all aspects of commercial transactions, including contracts, business operations, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence issues, corporate succession planning, lending and financing issues, asset protection and real estate. Prior to joining Bond, Lundborg was a reporter and editor at the Syracuse Post-Standard for ten years where she reported on crime, politics, non-profit organizations and general news. She was also the editor of the Home and Real Estate sections.

About Denise Murphy

Murphy is the General Manager at The Players Club & Spa, an affiliate of Stock Development. She’s an avid volunteer in the community and a strong supporter for education. She serves as a mentor with the Champions for Learning program and as Treasurer for both the Naples High School JROTC Board and Southwest Florida Wounded Vet Run. Murphy is a graduate of the 2015 GAIN program with the Chamber of Commerce and is a Leadership Collier Alumni. She was honored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Leadership Collier Foundation as the 2017 Volunteer of the Year and was presented with a Distinguished Volunteer plaque from Youth Haven in 2018.

About Mike Prioletti

Prioletti is Senior Vice President and Market Manager with Baird Private Wealth Management in Naples. His team, The PM Group, focuses on comprehensive wealth planning, guiding client families’ long-term term investment and wealth transfer plans. Before joining Baird, Prioletti worked in New York City as a strategic planner for major consumer products companies. In addition to his work with Youth Haven, Prioletti’s community involvement includes Hodges University, The Rotary Club of Bonita Naples, North Naples Church and Collier County Housing Finance Authority. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Prioletti has been a part of the Naples community for nearly 30 years.

Youth Haven 2019 – 2020 Board Members

Youth Haven’s 2019 – 2020 Board Members consists of Chief Stephanie Spell, President; Erin Brahms, Vice President; Patrick Arnall, Treasurer; Jessica Santella, Secretary; Brenda O’Connor, Immediate Past President; Jackie Balandra; Mary Beth Johns; Christina Linaberry; Pamela Lundborg, Associate; Bradford K. Marshall; Evelyn McKoan; Denise Murphy; Mike Prioletti; Christopher Raphael and Eric Vasquez.

Honorary Lifetime Trustees

Youth Haven’s Honorary Lifetime Trustees consists of Carol Boyd, Lamar Gable, Lavern N. Gaynor, Frances Pew Hayes and Sheriff Kevin Rambosk.

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. AWARDED $50,000 GRANT FROM McCUNE FAMILY FOUNDATION

Naples, Fl (July 18, 2019)

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they are a recipient of a $50,000 grant from the McCune Family Foundation.

The funds received will benefit its Homeless Teen Transitional Living Program, which is designed to help abused, neglected, and homeless teens transition to safe, healthy and responsible adulthood. The grant will allow Youth Haven to continue to build the program and provide intensive case management, mentoring, and life skills classes for teens as they expand the shelter and receive an increased number of drop-ins.

“The McCune Family Foundation’s extremely generous gift will allow us to continue to improve our Homeless Teen Transitional Living Program at Youth Haven. This program is a life changer for the teens that are a part of this program. Working with a case manager, Youth Haven is able to develop individualized goals to help stabilize them and transition them to adult life, through counseling, therapy, education, training, transportation, referrals and employment services,” says Jinx Liggett, Executive Director. “We are extremely thankful for this donation and commend the McCune Family Foundation for all the great work they do to help our communities.”

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. AWARDED $50,000 GRANT FROM RICHARD M. SCHULZE FAMILY FOUNDATION

Naples, Fl (July 18, 2019)

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they’re a recipient of a $50,000 grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.

The funds received will benefit Youth Haven’s enrichment program. This program provides Youth Haven’s children and teens with the opportunity to further their personal growth through experiences. Enrichment activities include, but are not limited to, summer camps, trips to the theatre and fishing trips.

“The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation’s extremely generous gift will allow us to continue to enhance our enrichment program at Youth Haven. These activities allow the abused, abandoned and homeless children and teens that we support to grow, thrive and experience opportunities that they might otherwise never have the chance to,” said Jinx Liggett, Executive Director. “We’re extremely thankful for this donation and thank the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation for their 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.

About the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation (RMSFF) was created in 2004 by Best Buy founder, Dick Schulze, to give back to the communities where Dick and his family grew up – in Minnesota, where he built Best Buy to become the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer and in Florida, where he now maintains a permanent residence. The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation creates grant partnerships with organizations that generate transformational results in human and social services, education, and health and medicine.

Youth Haven receives $180,000 donation from Collier’s Reserve Country Club Members | Youth Haven News

YOUTH HAVEN RECEIVES $180,000 DONATION FROM COLLIER’S RESERVE COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERS

Collier’s Reserve Country Club (CRCC) Community Service Committee awarded Youth Haven donations totaling more than $180,000 this year. Member-run fundraising efforts have included a pickleball tournament, yoga event, and an evening gala.

“Collier’s Reserve members have generously supported Youth Haven’s mission all year. We are grateful for their friendship and dedication to the children and teens of Youth Haven,” said Executive Director Jinx Liggett.

“The Community Service Committee of Collier’s Reserve carefully vets Naples charitable organizations as we plan our biennial fundraiser. Youth Haven’s outreach has a track record of success. We are thrilled that our fundraiser will positively impact children in Collier County,” said Lorelei Meeker, Committee Chair.

For more information, please email olivia.mancino@youthhavenswfl.org or call (239) 687-5165

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential and 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 youthhavenswfl.org.

Youth Haven first in Florida to implement new program | Youth Haven News

YOUTH HAVEN FIRST IN FLORIDA TO IMPLEMENT NEW PROGRAM

Youth Haven is excited to announce the implementation of “Collaborative Problem Solving,” an advanced approach that focuses on relationship-building with children. Youth Haven is the first institution in Florida to take on the CPS model. Director of Think:Kids and Massachusetts General Hospital Associate Professor Dr. J. Stuart Ablon traveled to Youth Haven’s campus to begin first-hand training Youth Haven staff in January.

“Being the first organization in Florida to implement CPS is very exciting. We feel that CPS is a very good fit for our organization and for what we’re hoping to accomplish with our clients,” says Youth Haven’s Clinical Supervisor Libby Badillo.

The CPS philosophy states that if a child “could do well, they would do well.” Dr. Ablon asserts children who exhibit difficult behaviors want to do better, but something is blocking their ability. Youth Haven staff is undergoing rigorous training to learn the methods and techniques to help children overcome these blockages. This includes learning to identify missing skills in some children, such as problem solving, flexibility, and frustration tolerance.

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 awarded $300,000 grant from Naples Children & Education Foundation | Youth Haven News

YOUTH HAVEN AWARDED $300,000 GRANT FROM NAPLES CHILDREN AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Naples Children and Education Foundation recently awarded Youth Haven a $300,00 grant as part of their large-scale annual giving campaign. The funding will support Youth Haven’s Homeless Teen & Transitional Living Program which provides intensive case management, housing, and life skills resources homeless teens in Southwest Florida.

Funding was raised at the 2019 Naples Winter Wine Festival in January, which is regularly named one of the top charity events in the country. Youth Haven is one of 43 local nonprofits to benefit from the multi-day function.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of NCEF, their donors and partners for investing back in the children of our community,” said Executive Director Jinx Liggett. “We have a long history of partnership with this amazing organization, and appreciate the opportunity to continue to do the important work that we do here at Youth Haven with their support.”

For more information, please email olivia.mancino@youthhavenswfl.org or call (239) 687-5165

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 RECEIVES $57,000 GRANT FROM UNITED WAY OF COLLIER COUNTY

The United Way of Collier County recently awarded Youth Haven a $57,000 grant. The money will be used for Youth Haven’s “Rapid Rehousing” program, which helps locate permanent housing for homeless families with children.

“Rapid Rehousing is a proven solution for Collier County’s homeless families,” says Executive Director Jinx Liggett. “Our dedicated staff not only assists these families in locating housing, but follows up with case management and other community services such as money-management and education.”

United Way is a volunteer-driven organization that partners with hundreds of volunteers and more than 40 local charities to provide hundreds of human service programs to 100,000 Collier residents.

For more information, please email olivia.mancino@youthhavenswfl.org or call (239) 687-5165

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.