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.

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