Youth Haven SWFL Youth Shelter

Naples, FL (February 5, 2021)

Youth Haven, Inc. was voted The Scout Guide Naples’ 2021 Nonprofit of the Year. As the recipient of this prestigious award, Youth Haven will receive a full-page spread in their magazine, professional photography and year-round marketing support. ⁠⁠

Voting was conducted by The Scout Guide Naples between January 19, 2021 –  January 28, 2021. During this time, the public had the opportunity to support local nonprofits by voting for their favorite organization in their “Scouting for a Cause” contest. The Scout Guide Naples is part of a national network of 60+ cities.

Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only emergency and residential shelter for boys and girls ages 6 to 19 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. It is an immediate lifeline of safety, love and compassion for innocent children in crisis and the first step in a long journey back to trust, confidence and joy.

“Youth Haven is honored to selected as the 2021 Nonprofit of the Year,” said Linda Goldfield, Executive Director of Youth Haven. “We would like to extend our congratulations to all of the deserving nonprofits that were also nominated and continue to make a tremendous impact on our local community. Thank you also to The Scout Guide Naples for hosting this contest and recognizing our organization. We are thrilled to able to share our message of supporting the children & teens that depend on Youth Haven for Home, Hope & Healing.”

“We introduced our Scouting for a Cause contest this year to bring awareness to our many worthy local nonprofit organizations and to engage the community in choosing one of them as The Scout Guide Naples’ 2021 Nonprofit of the Year,” said Jennifer Adams, editor and owner of The Scout Guide Naples. “We are thrilled to partner with Youth Haven and look forward to helping to amplify their incredible efforts through The Scout Guide’s powerful local and national outlets.”

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


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