YOUTH HAVEN RECEIVES HELP FROM COMMUNITY FOR TEENS TO ATTEND HOMECOMING

Naples, Fl (December 3, 2021). Some of our teens recently had the opportunity to attend their school homecoming dance thanks to the support of our generous community partners.

Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only emergency and residential shelter for children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. We also have a cottage for teens experiencing homelessness. With beds for up to 70 youth, Youth Haven accepts new residents 365 days a year, 24-hours a day.

From dresses, to hair styling, to transportation and dinner, our partners went all out, ensuring our teens had a much deserved, memorable evening!

A special “Thank you” to:

  • Denise Murphy, Youth Haven Board Member, provided dinner = $200 donation
  • Lee & Bud Willis, Youth Haven Board Member and spouse, provided chauffeured transportation = $350 donation
  • Laura Jacob’s Bridal, provided gowns = $500 donation
  • DayMaker Salon – Silvana, owner, provided hair styling = $220 donation
  • Hair by Santha – Santha, owner, , provided hair styling = $245 donation

TOTAL DONATION: $1,515.00

“Youth Haven is grateful for our community partners and their continued investment in Youth Haven and the children & teens residing on our campus,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven Executive Director. “With their support, we can continue to provide our youth with amazing opportunities.”

 About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s therapeutic campus, located in Naples, Florida, houses 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in its youth. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier and the Keys, and a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient. It also holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is “To provide Home, Hope, and Healing to abused and neglected children and teens in Southwest Florida.” For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.
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YOUTH HAVEN, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENT TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Naples, Fl (December 3, 2021). Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to welcome Ingrid Aielli, Owner, Restaurateur & Philanthropist, to their Board of Directors, effective November 2021.

Born and raised in Bratislava, Slovakia, Ingrid met her husband Fabrizio in 1989. After living in Venice, Italy, they moved to Washington DC in the 1990’s where she honed her hospitality and management skills and established three highly acclaimed restaurants. In Washington, she launched her stellar business reputation that political, diplomatic, and celebrity clients patronized from around the world.

While in Washington, Ingrid also began her involvement with local and national charities and was recognized as the 2001 Woman of the Year by the National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Ingrid brought her passion for supporting charities and her local community when she moved to Naples, Florida in 2007.

In Naples, they established the Aielli Group which consists of four local exclusive restaurants. Ingrid and Fabrizio are partners of this growing enterprise with Ingrid’s management skills and social acumen one of the major keys to the success of the Aielli Group. Ingrid manages restaurant operations along with her more public role as an active generous member of the Naples philanthropic community.

Her activities and accolades include:

  • Co-chair the Nane Kimijan Memorial Scholarship Fund (in memory of her late brother)
  • Board member and Vice Conseiller Culinary of La Chaine des Rotisseurs (oldest and largest food and wine society in the world)
  • 2001 National Women of the Year Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (DC)
  • 2011 Glass Slipper Recipient by Champions of Learning
  • 2016 Leading Lady (Naples Illustrated)
  • 2016 Woman of the Year (Gulfshore Life)
  • 2019 Champions (Champions of learning)
  • 2019 Honoree of the United Arts Council
  • 2019 Board Member of Gulfshore Life Magazine
  • 2021 Board Member of Youth Haven

Ingrid and Fabrizio recently hosted Youth Haven’s Healing Youth luncheon at their Sea Salt restaurant, raising almost $60,000 for Youth Haven’s programs and services. They are also the chairs for Youth Haven’s signature gala, Starry Nights, scheduled for March 26, 2022.

“Youth Haven is thrilled that Ingrid Aielli has joined our Board of Directors,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven’s Executive Director. “Ingrid is a longtime volunteer of Youth Haven and a wonderful asset to both our organization and community. We’re grateful for her ongoing support.”

Youth Haven 2021 – 2021 Board of Directors
Denise Murphy, President; Mike Prioletti, 1st Vice President; Christina Linaberry, 2nd Vice President; Patrick Arnall, Treasurer; Lynda Waterhouse, Secretary; Ingrid Aielli, Colonel Jim Bloom; Allie Krider; Pamela Lundborg; Trina Mostyn; Amy Novakovich; Brenda O’Connor (Immediate Past President); Andres Paz; Jennifer Porter; Lee Willis.

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

 About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s therapeutic campus, located in Naples, Florida, houses 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in its youth. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier and the Keys, and a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient. It also holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is “To provide Home, Hope, and Healing to abused and neglected children and teens in Southwest Florida.” For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.
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YOUTH HAVEN, INC. AWARDED GRANT FROM THE RICHARD M. SCHULZE FAMILY FOUNDATION

Naples, FL (November 22, 2021). Youth Haven, Inc. is grateful to receive a $60,000 grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. The funds will assist with general operations expenses to care for the abused and neglected children and teens that depend on Youth Haven for Home, Hope and Healing.

Youth Haven, located in Naples, is Southwest Florida’s only residential shelter for children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. With beds for up to 70 youth, Youth Haven accepts new residents 365 days a year, 24-hours a day. Established in 1972 and in continuous operation for nearly 50 years, Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in our youth.

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation (RMSFF) was created in 2004 by Best Buy founder, Dick Schulze, to give back to the Minnesota communities where Dick and his family grew up and in Florida, where he now maintains a permanent residence. RMSFF supports organizations operating in the areas of human & social services, education, and health & medicine.

“Youth Haven is grateful for the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation’s continued investment in Youth Haven,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven Executive Director. “The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected our fundraising efforts. The general operations support we received from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation will allow us to continue to provide life-changing programs to the children and teens that rely on Youth Haven.”

 About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s therapeutic campus, located in Naples, Florida, houses 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in its youth. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier and the Keys, and a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient. It also holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is “To provide Home, Hope, and Healing to abused and neglected children and teens in Southwest Florida.” For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.
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YOUTH HAVEN, INC. AWARDED GRANT FROM THE DAVID R. CLARE AND MARGARET C. CLARE FOUNDATION

Naples, FL (November 22, 2021).

Youth Haven, Inc. is grateful to receive a $60,000 grant from The David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation. The funds will support the purchase of automated medication dispensers for each of the cottages on the campus.

Established in 1972 and in continuous operation for nearly 50 years, Youth Haven supports children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

“Youth Haven is grateful for the continued support we have received from The David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven Executive Director. “Their continued investment in our organization will allow us to continue to provide life-changing programs that create transformational change in our youth.

About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s therapeutic campus, located in Naples, Florida, houses 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in its youth. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier and the Keys, and a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient. It also holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is “To provide Home, Hope, and Healing to abused and neglected children and teens in Southwest Florida.” For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.
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YOUTH HAVEN, INC. AWARDED GRANT FROM THE MCCUNE FAMILY FOUNDATION

Naples, FL (November 22, 2021).

Youth Haven, Inc. is grateful to receive a $40,000 grant from the McCune Family Foundation. The funds received will support its Homeless Teen Transitional Living Program. Established in 1972 and in continuous operation for nearly 50 years, Youth Haven supports children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

Youth Haven’s Homeless Teen Transitional Living Program (HTTLP) is the only program in Collier County for teens experiencing homelessness and needing assistance in making a successful transition to self-sufficient and sustainable living.  The program addresses the various developmental, educational, emotional, social, physical, and mental health needs of homeless youth and utilizes individual service plans. It offers life skills classes that promote independence and housing readiness. All youth ages 14 and older who reside in our foster care group homes can attend the classes. Teens who live in our Transitional Living Cottage, Rob’s Group Home, partake in this program. In its fourth year of operation, Rob’s Group Home provides comprehensive 24-hour care, with a longer average length of stay for homeless unaccompanied youth ages 16 to 19.

“Youth Haven is grateful for the McCune Family Foundation’s continued investment in Youth Haven,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven Executive Director. “Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in our youth. We’re grateful for community partners such as the McCune Family Foundation that allow us to continue to provide support.”

About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s therapeutic campus, located in Naples, Florida, houses 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in its youth. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier and the Keys, and a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient. It also holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is “To provide Home, Hope, and Healing to abused and neglected children and teens in Southwest Florida.” For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.
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YOUTH HAVEN, INC. ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY OPPORTUNITIES

Naples, Fl (November 19, 2021). Youth Haven, Inc. is excited to announce its 2021 holiday opportunities.

Youth Haven, located in Naples, Florida, is Southwest Florida’s only emergency and residential shelter for boys and girls ages 10 – 19 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or are experiencing homelessness. Below are three ways you or your place of employment/organization can help ensure the children & teens that call Youth Haven home have the holiday season they deserve!

HOST A HOLIDAY DONATION DRIVE – Host a Holiday Donation Drive at your business or organization. You will receive an assortment of gift tags with a requested gift listed on the tag that your team can collect.

PURCHASE AN ITEM FROM OUR WISH LIST – Our children and teens provided us with their holiday wishes, and we need help purchasing the items. On the Wish List, you’ll see a variety of requests for toys, electronics, and gift cards. An Amazon wish list is also available at www.YouthHavenSWFL.org.

DONATE SUPPLIES – Donations of wrapping paper, bows, scissors, and tape are greatly appreciated. We’re also in need of all types of batteries so that the kids can play with their new toys on Christmas day!

GIFT CRITERIA: Please note that we can only accept NEW, UNUSED AND UNWRAPPED gifts. We also cannot accept “scary/violent” donations.

DROP-OFF DETAILS: Please contact us at the contact info listed below to make arrangements for your gift delivery. The cut-off date for the gift drive is Friday, December 17, 2021.

“Youth Haven is grateful for the community’s support in ensuring our children and teens have a wonderful holiday season,” said Linda Goldfield, Executive Director. “We couldn’t do this without our amazing community partners!”

If you’re interested in supporting Youth Haven this holiday season or scheduling your donation drop-off, please contact:

Jennifer Weismore at 239.774.2904, ext. 103, Jennifer.Weismore@YouthHavenSWFL.org or Lillian Mendez at 239.289.5143, Lillian.Mendez@YouthHavenSWFL.org.

YOUTH HAVEN, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENT TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to welcome Colonel Jim Bloom, Undersheriff, to their Board of Directors, effective October 2021.

Colonel Bloom began his career with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in 1993 as a Corrections Deputy. He has since served various positions during his 28-year tenure, including Patrol Deputy, Vice Narcotics Bureau Investigator/Undercover Detective, Captain of the Special Operations Division, and Chief of the Operations Department. As Undersheriff, Bloom manages more than 1,400 members and over 60 departments and divisions. He administers the Sheriff’s Office policies and develops new management practices, promoting Sheriff Kevin Rambosk’s vision and advancing cultural equity.

Colonel Bloom is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, has a Master’s Science Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master’s Degree in Homeland Defense and Security from the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. He is an active member of the community, involved with various local organizations. “I believe in the mission of Youth Haven. I am committed to protecting and empowering Collier County’s youth and have built a career around their safety and security,” said Bloom. “I believe by working together, we can give the children the opportunity for a better future.”

“Youth Haven is honored that Colonel Jim Bloom has joined our Board of Directors,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven’s Executive Director. “Colonel Bloom is a huge asset to Collier County and will be an incredible addition to our Board of Directors. We’re grateful his guidance will allow us to continue to provide the best care to the children and teens that depend on Youth Haven for Home, Hope, and Healing.”

Youth Haven 2021 – 2021 Board of Directors
Denise Murphy, President; Mike Prioletti, 1st Vice President; Christina Linaberry, 2nd Vice President; Patrick Arnall, Treasurer; Lynda Waterhouse, Secretary; Igrid Aielli; Colonel Jim Bloom; Allie Krider; Pamela Lundborg; Trina Mostyn; Amy Novakovich; Brenda O’Connor (Immediate Past President); Andres Paz; Jennifer Porter; Lee Willis.

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

About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s therapeutic campus, located in Naples, Florida, houses 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in its youth. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier and the Keys, and a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient. It also holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is “To provide Home, Hope, and Healing to abused and neglected children and teens in Southwest Florida.” For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

 

Youth Haven SWFL Youth Shelter

YOUTH HAVEN, INC. AWARDED GRANT FROM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF COLLIER COUNTY

Naples, FL (October 13, 2021) Youth Haven, Inc. is honored to receive a $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County. The funds will assist with security enhancements on our therapeutic campus.

Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only residential shelter for children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. With beds for up to 70 youth, Youth Haven accepts new residents 365 days a year, 24-hours a day.

“Youth Haven is grateful for the Community Foundation of Collier County’s partnership and continued investment in Youth Haven and the safety and security of the children & teens residing on our campus,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven Executive Director. “We are dependent on community partners like CFCC. With their support, we can continue to provide programs that create transformational change in our youth.”

 

About the Community Foundation of Collier County
The Community Foundation of Collier County, now in its 36th year, is a tax-exempt, public, charitable organization established in 1985 to increase and focus on local private philanthropy. Today, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 750 funds, collaborates with hundreds of nonprofits, holds over $284 million in assets and has distributed over $216 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs. The Community Foundation of Collier County is one of Florida’s fastest-growing community foundations. For good. Forever. Learn more at cfcollier.org or call 239-649-5000.

About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s therapeutic campus, located in Naples, Florida, houses 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in its youth. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier and the Keys, and a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient. It also holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is “To provide Home, Hope, and Healing to abused and neglected children and teens in Southwest Florida.” For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

 

Youth Haven to Participate in Career Fair

Naples, FL (August 25, 2021) Youth Haven, Inc. will be participating in the following Career Fair hosted by Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. on September 30, 2021 from 10am – 2pm at the Dr. Carrie Robinson Event Center at 2990 Edison Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33916. For details, please click HERE.

About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6 – 18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s 25-acre therapeutic campus houses over 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Also situated on its campus is Rob’s Group Home, Youth Haven’s transitional living cottage, which provides comprehensive 24-hour care, with a longer average length of stay, for homeless unaccompanied teenagers ages 16 -19. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient, and holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is focused on protecting and empowering children and teens in Southwest Florida through comprehensive care and community collaboration. For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

YOUTH HAVEN, INC. AWARDED DONATION FROM ELIZABETH K. GALEANA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, INC

Naples, FL (August 25, 2021) Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they are a recipient of a $27,000 donation from the Elizabeth K. Galeana Charitable Foundation, Inc. The funds will replace much-needed industrial kitchen appliances, including a double freezer, a refrigerator, and a commercial oven. In addition, the funding will allow the purchase of new washing machines and dryers to replace the existing machines for each of the cottages on its 25-acre therapeutic campus.

Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only residential shelter for children and teens ages 6 – 19 removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. With beds for up to 73 youth, Youth Haven accepts new residents 365 days a year, 24-hours a day, making its food nutrition services program and laundry services an instrumental part of its operations.

Youth Haven’s programming addresses the trauma the youth has experienced and helps them heal by providing them with innovative therapies, normalizing experiences, and therapeutic environments that assist with their healing journey. Youth Haven strives to achieve transformational life changes in a home-like setting.

“We’re grateful for the generous funding we have received from the Elizabeth K. Galeana Charitable Foundation, Inc.,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven Executive Director. “Through their partnership, Youth Haven can continue to exceed the needs of our children and teens.”

About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6 – 18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s 25-acre therapeutic campus houses over 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Also situated on its campus is Rob’s Group Home, Youth Haven’s transitional living cottage, which provides comprehensive 24-hour care, with a longer average length of stay, for homeless unaccompanied teenagers ages 16 -19. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient, and holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is focused on protecting and empowering children and teens in Southwest Florida through comprehensive care and community collaboration. For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

YOUTH HAVEN, INC. AWARDED GRANT FROM PNC FOUNDATION

Naples, FL (August 10, 2021)

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they are a recipient of a $5,000 grant from the PNC Foundation. The funds received will be used to assist with the purchase of a new industrial washing machine and dryer for its 25-acre therapeutic campus.

Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only residential shelter for children and teens ages 6 – 19 removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. With beds for up to 73 youth, Youth Haven accepts new residents 365 days a year, 24-hours a day, making its laundry services an instrumental part of its operations.

Youth Haven’s programming addresses the trauma the youth has experienced and helps them heal by providing them with innovative therapies, normalizing experiences, and therapeutic environments that assist with their healing journey. Youth Haven strives to achieve transformational life changes in a home-like setting.

“We’re grateful for the generous funding we have received from PNC Foundation,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven Executive Director. “With their support, Youth Haven can continue to meet and exceed our vulnerable youth’s needs.”

About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6 – 18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s 25-acre therapeutic campus houses over 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Also situated on its campus is Rob’s Group Home, Youth Haven’s transitional living cottage, which provides comprehensive 24-hour care, with a longer average length of stay, for homeless unaccompanied teenagers ages 16 -19. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient, and holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is focused on protecting and empowering children and teens in Southwest Florida through comprehensive care and community collaboration. For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

YOUTH HAVEN, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT, OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

Naples, FL (July 14, 2021) Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Denise Murphy as President of their Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2021. Murphy fills the role previously held by Brenda O’Connor.

Murphy is the General Manager at The Players Club & Spa, an affiliate of Stock Development. An avid volunteer in the community and a strong supporter of education, Murphy also serves as Vice-Chair with the Champions for Learning program. She is a graduate of the 2015 GAIN program with the Chamber of Commerce, a Leadership Collier Alumni, and was honored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Leadership Collier Foundation as the 2017 Volunteer of the Year. In addition, Murphy was recognized for being a Distinguished Volunteer from Youth Haven in 2018.

Youth Haven is pleased to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors: Allie Krider, Trina Mostyn, Jennifer Porter, and Lee Willis.

“We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Denise Murphy as President of our Board of Directors and the addition of Allie Krider, Trina Mostyn, Jennifer Porter, and Lee Willis as members of our Board of Directors,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven Executive Director. “Their commitment and visionary leadership will ensure we continue to meet the growing demands of our community. We’re also grateful for the inspired direction of our immediate past president, Brenda O’Connor and for her time and commitment to Youth Haven.”

Youth Haven 2021 – 2021 Board of Director Officers

  • Denise Murphy, President
  • Mike Prioletti, 1st Vice President
  • Christina Linaberry, 2nd Vice President
  • Patrick Arnall, Treasurer
  • Lynda Waterhouse, Secretary


Youth Haven 2021 – 2022 Board of Director Members 

  • Allie Krider
  • Pamela Lundborg
  • Trina Mostyn
  • Amy Novakovich
  • Brenda O’Connor, Immediate Past President
  • Andres Paz
  • Jennifer Porter
  • Lee Willis

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

 

About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6 – 18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s 25-acre therapeutic campus houses over 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Also situated on its campus is Rob’s Group Home, Youth Haven’s transitional living cottage, which provides comprehensive 24-hour care, with a longer average length of stay, for homeless unaccompanied teenagers ages 16 -19. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient, and holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is focused on protecting and empowering children and teens in Southwest Florida through comprehensive care and community collaboration. For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.