Naples, Fl (December 3, 2021). Some of our teens recently had the opportunity to attend their school homecoming dance thanks to the support of our generous community partners.

Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only emergency and residential shelter for children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. We also have a cottage for teens experiencing homelessness. With beds for up to 70 youth, Youth Haven accepts new residents 365 days a year, 24-hours a day.

From dresses, to hair styling, to transportation and dinner, our partners went all out, ensuring our teens had a much deserved, memorable evening!

A special “Thank you” to:

  • Denise Murphy, Youth Haven Board Member, provided dinner = $200 donation
  • Lee & Bud Willis, Youth Haven Board Member and spouse, provided chauffeured transportation = $350 donation
  • Laura Jacob’s Bridal, provided gowns = $500 donation
  • DayMaker Salon – Silvana, owner, provided hair styling = $220 donation
  • Hair by Santha – Santha, owner, , provided hair styling = $245 donation


“Youth Haven is grateful for our community partners and their continued investment in Youth Haven and the children & teens residing on our campus,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven Executive Director. “With their support, we can continue to provide our youth with amazing opportunities.”

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

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