Naples, FL (July 6, 2021) Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they are a recipient of a $7,500 grant from Fifth Third Bank.
The funds received will be used to support Youth Haven’s Food & Nutrition Program. Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only residential shelter for boys and girls ages 6 – 19 removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, or homelessness. Our programming addresses the trauma experienced and helps them heal by providing them with innovative therapies, normalizing experiences, and therapeutic environments that assist with their healing journey.
Many of the youth that resides on our campus have poor nutrition and food insecurity. Youth Haven’s in-house chef provides the child and teens with a consistent, professionally crafted menu focused on nutritional goals.
“Nutritious and bountiful portions of food are key components to our sanctuary philosophy and we are thankful for Fifth Third Bank’s funding,” said Linda Goldfield, 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.