Naples, FL (December 15, 2020)
Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they’re a recipient of a $15,000.00 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 Youth Haven’s food and nutrition services.
Youth Haven, founded in 1972, supports children and teens ages 6 -19 that have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or are homeless. Youth 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. Our 25-acre therapeutic campus houses over 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care.
Many of the youth that arrive to our campus have never been introduced to healthy foods or a well-rounded diet. Youth Haven’s Food & Nutrition Services is managed by an in-house chef who provides our youth with a professionally-crafted menu focused around nutritional goals. In addition, our Food & Nutrition Services is also key component of Youth Haven’s Life Skills Program. This program was developed to promote independence, offering classes and workshops that help teens make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and sustainable living. The classes, which take place on a weekly basis, cover a variety of topics including cooking and baking.
“Youth Haven is honored to be a recipient of a grant from The Pulte Family Charitable Foundation. This grant will allow us to continue to provide well-balanced meals and teach children and teens in need valuable life-skill lessons,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director.
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 boys and girls ages 6 – 18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s 25-acre therapeutic campus houses over 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Also situated on its campus is Rob’s Group Home, Youth Haven’s transitional living cottage, which provides comprehensive 24-hour care, with a longer average length of stay, for homeless unaccompanied teenagers ages 16 -19. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient, and holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is focused on protecting and empowering children and teens in Southwest Florida through comprehensive care and community collaboration. For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.