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Youth Haven SWFL Youth Shelter

Naples, Fl (May 4, 2023). Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they’re a recipient of a $15,000 grant from The League Club. Founded in 1972, Youth Haven is Collier County’s only residential and emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 10-19 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or homelessness.

The funds received will benefit the development of a “makerspace” on Youth Haven’s 18.5-acre therapeutic campus. This collaborative workspace sparks the imagination, learning, exploration, idea sharing, and development of original creations using both high-tech and no tech tools. The room will contain the tools and components necessary for the youth to launch hands-on activities, such as “STEAM,” which consists of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

Thirty-three grants were awarded to area nonprofits in Collier and Lee Counties during The League Club of Naples, Florida’s Briefcase Breakfast on April 14, 2023. The grants will address crucial needs in food, health, education, the arts, and our environment, reaching at least 30,000 people in Collier and Lee counties-individuals and families from newborns to senior citizens.

President Denise Hadley said, “The heart and soul of The League Club is our Community Involvement Committee. For over three decades, The League Club has addressed critical needs of at-risk adults and children in the areas of food scarcity, shelter, education, and the arts through grants to nonprofit agencies in Collier and Lee Counties.”

The League Club has supported 182 agencies over the 36 years they have given out grants totaling over $6.5 million. These monies are raised from the League Clubs Annual Fundraiser, Naples Tables, held every spring in Naples.

“Youth Haven is grateful for The League Club’s investment in our organization,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven’s Chief Executive Officer. “The support we received will allow us to continue to provide transformational programs for the children and teens that rely on Youth Haven for Home, Hope, and Healing.”

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 League Club, Inc.
The League Club, Inc. is a 501 ©(3) organization of women in Southwest Florida strengthening communities through fellowship, education, volunteerism and philanthropy. The League Club is open to women who have been or are active members of a Junior League that is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International.

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