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BANK OF AMERICA GRANT TO SUPPORT HOMELESS TEENS

Naples, FL (September 15, 2020)

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

The funds received will benefit Youth Haven’s Rapid Re-Housing Program (RRHP) and Homeless Teen Transitional Living Program (HTTLP). RRHP helps provide affordable housing options for youth aging out of our shelter who face homelessness while HTTLP is the only program in Collier County for youth experiencing homelessness and in need of assistance in making a successful transition to self-sufficient and sustainable living. By helping them to heal from their severe trauma and build skills that promote a healthy transition into adulthood, we accomplish this. The program addresses the various developmental, educational, emotional, social, physical, and mental health needs of homeless youth and utilizes individual service plans and offers life skills classes that promote independence and housing readiness.

“The Bank of America grant will allow us 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,” 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 6-19 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 & 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.