Naples, Fl (July 7, 2022). Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Dant as their Program Director.

Jennifer brings with her over 35 years of healthcare and human services experience. Before joining Youth Haven, Jennifer served as a Psychiatric Registered Nurse, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner/Director of Patient Services, Director of Religious Education, and Board Certified Healthcare Chaplain. Her certifications include USF Trauma & Resilience – Level 1 certified, Critical Incident & Debrief trained, and Heal Historical Trauma Specialist – Level 1.

At Youth Haven, as Program Director, Jennifer is responsible for all aspects of Youth Haven’s programs that create transformational change in its children and teens.

Founded in 1972, Youth Haven provides Home, Hope, and Healing to abused and neglected children and teens in Southwest FloridaYouth Haven is an immediate lifeline of safety, love, and compassion for innocent children in crisis and the first step in a long journey back to trust, confidence, and joy.

On a personal note, Jennifer has three adult children and two golden doodles. She enjoys attending blues concerts with her spouse, reading, vegetable gardening, kayaking, and a good nap.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jennifer Dant to Youth Haven,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven CEO. “She is an excellent communicator, and her calming presence allows her to defuse and manage emergent situations. Jennifer’s experience makes her an excellent addition to Youth Haven!”

To contact Jennifer, please call 239-687-5155 or email

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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