Naples, FL (February 1, 2021)
Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they are a recipient of a $2,500 donation grant from the Barron Collier Companies. The funds received will be used to help maintain its 25-acre therapeutic campus.
Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only residential shelter for boys and girls ages 6 – 19 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or are homeless. The children that arrive at Youth Haven having been traumatized by their situations. They have intense feelings of fear, isolation, sadness, anger, and loss.
Youth Haven’s therapeutic campus affords the youth not only a newfound sense of comfort and security but also many opportunities to participate in normalizing experiences and heal from the trauma they have experienced. They are encouraged to engage in outdoor activities including a myriad of sports, bicycling, gardening, and nature exploration. Many counseling sessions are held outdoors due to some youth responding positively to the open environment. They also engage in playful activities with our animal-assisted therapy dogs, Houston & Champ.
“We are so grateful for Barron Collier Companies’ generosity,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven’s Executive Director. “Our therapeutic campus is a huge component of our program and is instrumental to our children & teen’s success.”
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.