Naples, FL (April 15, 2020)
With the launch of virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth Haven ran into a shortage of computers for the children and teens that call Youth Haven home. Upon learning of Youth Haven’s obstacles, The Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County provided a solution by purchasing 30 new laptops for Youth Haven’s children and teens. The laptops will be used for both virtual learning and other academic reasons. With beds for up to 73 children and teens that have been removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment or neglect, 16 of those designated for homeless teenagers (Rob’s Group Home), this donation will allow each child to successfully meet their education requirements in a timely manner.
Michael Overway, Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County Executive Director, stated, “I wanted to make sure our children have the tools to succeed during these difficult times. Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County is donating to our wonderful Collier County’s Continuum of Care partner!”
“We’re so grateful for the donation of laptops so our children and teens can be successful in their virtual learning endeavors,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director. “The Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County is an amazing partner!”
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Lafakis at 239-687-5175 or Laura.Lafakis@youthhavenswfl.org.
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.