Naples, Fl (July 7, 2022).

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they received a $35,000 grant from the Collier Community Foundation and other generous anonymous donors. The funds received will support Youth Haven’s Food and Nutrition Services Program.

The children and teens that arrive to Youth Haven’s 18.5-acre therapeutic campus come from traumatic situations. Many are malnourished, obese, or suffer from food insecurity. This funding will allow us to purchase an assortment of necessary food items to fulfill our goal of offering healthy, consistent meals for our youth.

Youth Haven, located in Naples, Florida, is Southwest Florida’s only emergency and residential shelter for boys and girls ages 10-19 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, or homelessness. Our programming is designed to address the trauma experienced and help them heal by providing them with innovative therapies, normalizing experiences, and therapeutic environments that assist with their healing journey.

“We’re grateful for the generous support from the Collier Community Foundation,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven Chief Executive Officer. “With their support, Youth Haven can continue to meet and exceed our vulnerable youth’s nutritional needs.”

For media inquiries, please contact Laura Lafakis, Youth Haven Director of Development, at 239-687-5175 or


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 or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

About the Collier Community Foundation
The Community Foundation of Collier County, DBA Collier Community Foundation™, is a tax-exempt, public, charitable organization established in 1985 to increase and focus on local private philanthropy. Today, the Collier Community Foundation manages more than 850 funds, works with hundreds of nonprofits, holds $274.4 million in assets, and has granted over $255.6 million to nonprofit organizations, community programs, and scholarships. The Collier Community Foundation is one of Florida’s fastest-growing community foundations. Informed giving. Powerful results.™ Learn more at or call 239-649-5000.


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