A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal

“I cannot imagine where I would be without Youth Haven. I am so thankful to everyone here for taking me in… I was given hope.”
-Youth Haven Teen Resident

Dear Friends,
Imagine yourself as a 7-year-old; lonely, afraid, neglected and abused. Removed from your home for your own protection, sometimes in the early hours of the morning when the rest of the city is sleeping peacefully. The only thing you have with you, besides
the clothes you are wearing, is your favorite stuffed animal, soaked with your tears.

Sadly, we don’t have to imagine this scenario at Youth Haven. As the only shelter and group home in Collier County providing around-the-clock care to abused, neglected and abandoned children, we see this all too often. With 73 full beds, and often a wait list to get in, it is truly heartbreaking.

Your support enables us to keep our doors open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You provide that scared 7-year-old with an immediate lifeline of support; beginning with new clothes, an emergency medical physical, therapeutic intervention and a safe and nurturing family environment. But your support doesn’t stop there; all of our children and teens, ages 6-18, receive ongoing counseling, tutoring, and participate in therapeutic activities such as art, music, and animal-assisted therapy.

With your help, we transform a frightened and traumatized child into an empowered child with the tools they need to not only succeed, but thrive.

We sincerely thank you for your past support and ask you to donate now to continue to make an immediate impact on the children and teens who call Youth Haven home.

Warm Regards,
Jinx Liggett
Executive Director