News

UNITED WAY OF COLLIER COUNTY AWARDS $65,000 GRANT TO YOUTH HAVEN

Naples, FL (May 12, 2020)

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they’re a recipient of a $65,000 grant from the United Way of Collier County.

The funds received will benefit Youth Haven’s Rapid Re-Housing program which supports teenagers ages 16 -19 that reside in our cottage for homeless teens, Rob’s Group Home, as they leave our program and advance into transitional living or student housing. The Rapid Rehousing program is critical in preventing teens transitioning out of Rob’s Group Home and the foster care system from becoming homeless.

“The United Way of Collier County’s extremely generous gift will allow us to continue to enhance our Rapid Re-Housing program at Youth Haven. These funds will help ensure that all our teenagers have a place to call home once they exit our program,” said Jinx Liggett, Executive Director. “We’re extremely thankful for this donation and thank the United Way of Collier County for their support.”

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.