Naples, FL (March 3, 2020)

Youth Haven is pleased to announce it has received a $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County. These funds will support Youth Haven’s partnership with Think:Kids: Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) for Youth program.

Youth Haven has implemented CPS, a strengths-based, neurobiologically-grounded approach to conflict resolution with traumatized children. In CPS, staff are trained to adopt the belief that children “would if they could,” and this belief, combined with an array of techniques to help children build skills, leads to improvements in behavior and other functional areas for traumatized children. The funds received from The Community Foundation of Collier County will allow Youth Haven to continue to engage with Think:Kids, a program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and continue to guide Youth Haven through the CPS training process.

“Youth Haven is grateful for the support it has received from The Community Foundation of Collier County, says Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director. “This generous donation will allow our staff to continue our three-year commitment to training and coaching. We are dedicated to this culture shift for our entire campus in how we collaborate with our children & teens to reduce their challenging behaviors.”

The Community Foundation of Collier County awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. Selected organizations receive grant dollars from the Changing Needs Fund. This Fund is made up of donors who believe in the Community Foundation’s ability to identify and grant to the most community’s most current needs.

About Youth Haven

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.


About the Community Foundation of Collier County

The Community Foundation of Collier County is a tax-exempt, public, charitable organization, established in 1985 to increase and focus private philanthropy in the area. Today, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 750 funds, serves hundreds of nonprofits, holds $225 million in assets and has distributed more than $168 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs since its inception in 1985. The Community Foundation of Collier County is one of Florida’s fastest growing community foundations. For good. Forever. Learn more at or call 239-649-5000.

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