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Over 2,500

reports of child maltreatment in Collier County each year.

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1,000 homeless

children and 122 identified as youth with no families or support system.

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childhood back

Child & Family
Counseling Center

Youth Haven’s licensed therapists begin the process of mending traumatized lives through traditional as well as cutting edge, innovative therapies.

Specialized therapies include certified Animal-assisted Therapy, and certified Play Therapy for young children.

The Counseling Center accepts Medicaid and is open to all members of the community.

Emergency Shelter

Browni’s Shelter is Southwest Florida's safe haven for young victims of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment needing immediate protection after being quickly removed from their homes for their own safety due to dangerous and/or neglectful crisis situations.

Children, both boys and girls age 6-17, are placed in our temporary care by the State through the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida until a more permanent placement can be found.

Family Support and Prevention Services

Youth Haven is the sole provider of a number of community-based child and substance abuse prevention and crisis intervention programs for families. These programs are designed to change generational cycles of dysfunction, increase the level of family functioning, and prevent parents from abusing, neglecting or abandoning their children, thus, decreasing foster care placements. Each program is constructed around one of the major causes for abuse in society (learned behaviors, environmental stressors, and substance abuse).

Homeless and Runaway Youth Program

The Homeless and Runaway Youth Program was established in late 2013. This is a ground-breaking, program in Collier County that addresses the issue of the community’s homeless and runaway teenage population, in a safe, compassionate and accepting environment. The program provides teen housing and comprehensive supportive services designed to break the cycle of homelessness and effectively address the needs of these adolescents during a critical moment in their lives.