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Naples, Fl (March 29, 2023). Youth Haven, Inc. is thrilled to share its 2nd Annual Starry Nights Gala, held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 6 pm – 10 pm at The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón was a resounding success, raising over $1.3 million for the children and teens that depend on Youth Haven for Home, Hope, and Healing.

The gala featured a cocktail reception, dinner, live entertainment by Powerhouse: Next Generation, dancing, and a live and silent auction. A raffle winner was randomly selected for a 2023 Maserati Grecale Modena generously donated by Maserati Naples.

Youth Haven, located in Naples, is Southwest Florida’s only residential shelter for abused and neglected children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. With beds for up to 70 youth, Youth Haven accepts new residents 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Established in 1972, Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in our youth.

A special thank you to our event co-chairs, Ingrid Aielli, Beverly Fanning, and Rufino Hernandez. We’d also like to thank our honorary chairs, Jill & Steve Miller, and in-kind donors, vendors, attendees, volunteers, and sponsors.

“Thank you for your support in honoring the children and teens who call Youth Haven home. We are grateful for our investors and community partners who value our youth and give them hope for a brighter future,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven’s Chief Executive Officer.

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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