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YOUTH HAVEN, INC. AWARDED GRANT FROM THE MCCUNE FAMILY FOUNDATION

Naples, FL (November 22, 2021).

Youth Haven, Inc. is grateful to receive a $40,000 grant from the McCune Family Foundation. The funds received will support its Homeless Teen Transitional Living Program. Established in 1972 and in continuous operation for nearly 50 years, Youth Haven supports children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

Youth Haven’s Homeless Teen Transitional Living Program (HTTLP) is the only program in Collier County for teens experiencing homelessness and needing assistance in making a successful transition to self-sufficient and sustainable living.  The program addresses the various developmental, educational, emotional, social, physical, and mental health needs of homeless youth and utilizes individual service plans. It offers life skills classes that promote independence and housing readiness. All youth ages 14 and older who reside in our foster care group homes can attend the classes. Teens who live in our Transitional Living Cottage, Rob’s Group Home, partake in this program. In its fourth year of operation, Rob’s Group Home provides comprehensive 24-hour care, with a longer average length of stay for homeless unaccompanied youth ages 16 to 19.

“Youth Haven is grateful for the McCune Family Foundation’s continued investment in Youth Haven,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven Executive Director. “Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in our youth. We’re grateful for community partners such as the McCune Family Foundation that allow us to continue to provide support.”

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 youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.
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