Naples, FL (May 7, 2020)

In honor of “Thank a Youth Worker Day” on Thursday, May 7, 2020, Youth Haven recognizes its Youth Care Workers for outstanding working during the pandemic. Youth Haven’s Youth Care Workers have been working around the clock to continue to bring a sense of normalcy to its children and teens during the COVID-19 pandemic. With 73 beds on campus requiring 24-hour care, our Youth Care Workers provide supervision of children and teens in residence, consistency and structure in daily routines, and overall duties necessary for the care and well-being of the children, many of whom have suffered trauma and have behavioral challenges. In addition to their daily responsibilities, our Youth Care Workers have also assisted with the children and teens’ virtual learning, ensuring that they stay on top of school expectations and requirements and plan therapeutic and fun activities for the children and teens after their virtual learning has been completed.

“Our Youth Care Workers have been absolutely incredible adapting to the ‘new normal’. At Youth Haven, we always strive to provide our children and teens with a sense of normalcy. We could not achieve this goal without our dedicated and committed Youth Care Workers,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director.

If you have any questions or would like to support Youth Haven, please contact Laura Lafakis, Development Manager, at 239-687-5175 or

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.

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