Naples, Fl (January 22, 2022).

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they’re a recipient of a $25,000.00 grant from the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation, a private family foundation working to meet the basic human needs of the most marginalized members of the human family. The funds received will benefit Youth Haven’s Food and Nutrition Services Program.

The children and teens that arrive to Youth Haven’s therapeutic campus come from traumatic situations. When youth are malnourished for any length of time or unsure of where their next meal is coming from, it creates a tremendous amount of panic, stress, and anxiety. The feelings of fear are even more significant when food insecurity encompasses sibling groups. To cope with the insecurity, they exhibit hoarding and hide their food. They rush through meals to quickly eat what is on their plate before it is taken away. When youth are provided with nutritionally balanced meals and snacks consistently, as they are at Youth Haven, they begin to thrive. In addition, they are introduced to healthy foods, a well-rounded diet, and learn about making healthy diet choices.

“We’re grateful for the generous funding we have received from Pulte Family Charitable Foundation,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven Executive Director. “With their support, Youth Haven can continue to meet and exceed our vulnerable youth’s food & nutritional needs.”

Youth Haven, located in Naples, is Southwest Florida’s only residential shelter for children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. With beds for up to 70 youth, Youth Haven accepts new residents 365 days a year, 24-hours a day. Established in 1972, Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in our youth.

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.


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