Naples, FL (August 25, 2021) Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce they are a recipient of a $27,000 donation from the Elizabeth K. Galeana Charitable Foundation, Inc. The funds will replace much-needed industrial kitchen appliances, including a double freezer, a refrigerator, and a commercial oven. In addition, the funding will allow the purchase of new washing machines and dryers to replace the existing machines for each of the cottages on its 25-acre therapeutic campus.
Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only residential shelter for children and teens ages 6 – 19 removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. With beds for up to 73 youth, Youth Haven accepts new residents 365 days a year, 24-hours a day, making its food nutrition services program and laundry services an instrumental part of its operations.
Youth Haven’s programming addresses the trauma the youth has experienced and helps them heal by providing them with innovative therapies, normalizing experiences, and therapeutic environments that assist with their healing journey. Youth Haven strives to achieve transformational life changes in a home-like setting.
“We’re grateful for the generous funding we have received from the Elizabeth K. Galeana Charitable Foundation, Inc.,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven Executive Director. “Through their partnership, Youth Haven can continue to exceed the needs of our children and teens.”
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.