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UNITED WAY OF COLLIER AND THE KEYS AWARDS $48,750 GRANT TO YOUTH HAVEN

Naples, FL (June 7, 2021) Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they’re a recipient of a $48,750 grant from the United Way of Collier and the Keys.

The funds received were used to purchase two vehicles for its 25-acre therapeutic campus. The children and teens that arrive at our campus have been abused, abandoned, neglected, or experiencing homelessness. With beds for up to 73 children and teens ages 6 – 19, Youth Haven offers a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. The care of each youth often requires off-campus trips, including medical appointments, enrichment outings, school appointments, extracurricular activities, and more.

 

“The purchase of two safe and reliable vehicles as a result of the United Way of Collier and the Key’s grant funding allows us to continue to provide the exemplary care that our children and teens deserve,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven’s Executive Director. “We’re extremely grateful for this donation and thank the United Way of Collier and the Keys for their continued support.”

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Lafakis at 239-687-5175 or Laura.Lafakis@youthhavenswfl.org.

 

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.