News, Press Release


Naples, Fl (January 31, 2023).

Youth Haven recently hosted its Cherish the Children luncheon benefit the children and teens of Youth Haven, on January 18, 2023, at The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón.

Over $500,000 was raised to help the kids that rely on Youth Haven soar to a brighter future. Funding will support the boys and girls, ages 10 – 19, that have been removed from their homes due to traumatic situations and depend on Youth Haven for Home, Hope & Healing.

The luncheon featured Keynote Speaker and New York Times Bestselling Author Ashley Rhodes-Courter. Ashley shared her foster care story and the importance of a caring, supportive community. All sponsors were invited to a book signing, where they received a copy of her international bestseller “Three Little Words.”

“On behalf of Youth Haven, I am so grateful to everyone who helped make Cherish the Children a success. The outpouring of support we received will allow us to continue to provide life-changing programs to abused, neglected, and homeless Southwest Florida children and teens,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven’s Chief Executive Officer.

A special thank you to our event co-chairs, Youth Haven board of directors Trina Mostyn and Jennifer Porter. We also extend our gratitude to our in-kind donors, vendors, attendees, volunteers, and sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors
Trina & Rick Mostyn
Jen & Dave Porter

Platinum Sponsors
Analog Devices
Fitzgerald Family Foundation
The James & Sunny Neff Foundation
Transcend Capital Advisors

Media Sponsor
Naples Illustrated

For the complete list of sponsors, please visit:

Save the date for our upcoming Starry Nights Gala on Saturday, March 25, 2023! For details, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit or contact Michele Rubin, Events Manager, at 239-774-2904 or

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 ages 10 – 19 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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