Naples, FL (April 9, 2021)
Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they’re a recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Naples Garden Club.
The Naples Garden Club’s mission provides opportunities for sharing and learning about horticulture, floral design and the environment in a congenial, supportive atmosphere.
Aligned with their mission, the funds received will allow Youth Haven to implement indoor plants in all of their cottages. Studies have shown that plants provide numerous therapeutic benefits including improved concentration and increased productivity. They also reduce stress levels, while boosting moods. The funds will also support Youth Haven’s life-skills classes, namely healthy cooking sessions, and provide our youth with opportunities to visit local gardens to learn more about nature.
in 1972, Youth Haven 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.
“We’re so grateful to be a recipient of this grant. Thank you to the Naples Garden Club for supporting our endeavor of introducing the benefits of nature to Youth Haven’s children & teens as part of their healing process.” says Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven’s 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.