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YOUTH HAVEN, INC. ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH FLORIDA WEST F.C.

Naples, Fl (January 12, 2022).

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce its partnership with the Florida West F.C..

Youth Haven has collaborated with Florida West F.C. (FWFC) to bring soccer clinics biweekly to Youth Haven’s 18.5-acre therapeutic campus. FWFC has generously underwritten this programing along with their coach’s time. The partnership provides specialized soccer clinics to the boys and girls ages 10 – 19 that call Youth Haven home. The children and teens that arrive to Youth Haven have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or homelessness. This program allows them to learn and play soccer, regardless of their skill, providing them opportunities that they may not otherwise have access to.

Javier Pachecho, Esq., FWFC Staff Coach, has taken the lead on this exciting initiative. Regarding the clinics, he shared, “The kids have shown tremendous enthusiasm for the game and are having a blast. It has been an extremely rewarding experience so far to work with them. We look forward to seeing them each session and continuing the program.”

“We are excited to bring this new partnership with Florida West F.C. to Youth Haven,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven’s Executive Director. “This clinic is a fantastic and fun opportunity for all of our youth, regardless of their skill levels. Our partnership with Florida West F.C. is so important, as it allows us to provide better outcomes for the children and teens who call Youth Haven home.”

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 children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s therapeutic campus, located in Naples, Florida, houses 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in its youth. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier and the Keys, and a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient. It also holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is “To provide Home, Hope, and Healing to abused and neglected children and teens in Southwest Florida.” For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

FWFC’s Mission: To continue to lead the way in SWFL by providing the optimal environment for Youth Athletes of all levels in order to ensure them the opportunity to be the best that they can be. To provide a Club structure that is one of cohesion and alignment in respect to achieving our collective goals