Naples, FL (October 1, 2020)
Youth Haven, Inc. was recognized in the October 1, 2020 issue of Collier County Public School’s e-newsletter, iNews. Featured in their Community Partner Spotlight section, Youth Haven shared the virtual school that they have set-up on their 25-acre therapeutic campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COMMUNITY PARTNERS SPOTLIGHT
Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only 24-hour emergency and residential shelter for children removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, or homelessness. Youth Haven provides home, hope, and healing to these Collier County children and teens, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This safe haven in Collier County was founded in 1972 and has met the needs of the most vulnerable youth for over 47 years. Children in the Foster Care System and Homeless Teenagers (unaccompanied youth) call Youth Haven home, serving up to 70 youth at a time. The ages of the children on their campus range from 6 to 18 years old.
Like many of us, Youth Haven has had to adjust in response to COVID-19. The organization never closed its operation during the pandemic, knowing the services were still needed. Since the youth live on its campus, Youth Haven has transitioned one of the cottages on campus to become a full-time schoolhouse connected to CCPS virtually. The youth voted on the name and logo you see above for the virtual education on their campus.
“Thank you to Collier County Public Schools and Dr. Kamela Patton, CCPS Superintendent, for featuring Youth Haven in their Community Partner Spotlight. We’re so grateful for the ongoing support that we’ve received from our community,” said Jinx Liggett, 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 6-19 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.