Naples, FL (March 27, 2020)
While Youth Haven has closed its campus to volunteers and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to being a lifeline of support, with 73 beds available, for abused, abandoned, and homeless children and teens. The unexpected need to increase staff and purchase additional food and other necessities has put a strain on our budget; however, we’re committed to doing whatever is necessary to provide the same level of exemplary care to our children and teens.
We’re aware that this pandemic is affecting everyone so we’re especially thankful for the community support we have received in the last few days to help lessen our burden. Thank you to the Great Foodini Mobile Bistro, Il Primo Pizza & Wings (pizza funded by an anonymous donor), McAlister’s Deli, Outback and Texas Roadhouse for donating food to our children and the staff that cares for them.
An Amazon Wish List is also available for those that would like to make a contribution: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/WAJWQ989SQX8?ref_=wl_share.
“We’re so grateful for the support we have received for our children and teens. Youth Haven is their home where they’re protected, cared for, and a place where their healing begins,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director.
If you are a restaurant and would like to support Youth Haven with a food donation or if you have any questions, please contact Laura Lafakis, Development Manager, 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.