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Youth Haven Cherish the Children Event

Naples, Fl (January 26, 2024)

Cherish the Children event raises more than $800,000 for Youth Haven

The Cherish the Children luncheon on Monday, January 22, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (Beach), surpassed its goal, raising more than $800,000 for Youth Haven programs. More than $250,000 was raised from the attendees during the sold-out event in response to an appeal to support Youth Haven’s programs and services, which provide around-the-clock specialized care to children and teens in a home-like environment.

Dr. Richard and Christine Lublin served as the luncheon’s Presenting Sponsor. Fitzgerald Family Foundation, Trina & Rick Mostyn, and Jen & Dave Porter were Diamond Sponsors.

“We are grateful to our sponsors, the event committee, our board members and everyone who attended this event to demonstrate their incredible support for Youth Haven,” said Linda Goldfield, CEO. “Proceeds from this event are critical to ensuring the abused, neglected, and homeless children and teens that rely on us for Home, Hope, and Healing will have the bright future they deserve.”

About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1972 and provides Home, Hope, and Healing to abused and neglected children and teens, ages 6 – 20, in SWFL. Its 18.5-acre therapeutic campus in Naples, FL, offers the only Emergency shelter in Collier County for youth removed from their homes. Youth Haven offers a Residential/At-Risk care facility where individuals can stay for an average of 270 days. Additionally, they operate a shelter specifically for homeless, unaccompanied teens, helping them make a successful transition to adulthood. With beds for up to 70 youth, Youth Haven provides around-the-clock specialized care in a home-like
environment, counseling to begin their healing process, educational support, and a robust enrichment program. Youth Haven is accredited by the nationally recognized Council on Accreditation, licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families, and is a partner of Children’s Network of Southwest Florida. Rated 4-star (excellent) by Charity Navigator and Platinum by Candid/Guidestar, Youth Haven is a beneficiary of Naples Children & Education Foundation. For more information or to schedule a tour, please visit or call 239-774-2904. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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