Youth Haven’s “Soirée of the Season” raised $400,000 for abused, abandoned and neglected children and teens in Southwest Florida. This signature annual fundraising event was held at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples Beach Resort on Saturday, January 19th, and had more than 200 guests in attendance.

This year’s event featured the unveiling of plans to build a new therapeutic enrichment center on Youth Haven’s 25-acre campus. The center will serve the growing population of children and teens in need, offering enrichment activities, therapeutic counseling services, arts and culinary programming, animal-assisted therapy, mentoring and tutoring, and more. Funding from Soiree of the Season will kick-off a capital campaign to fund this new project.

Guests were treated to an engaging and fun evening, enjoying dining, dancing, live musical entertainment and casino games.
“Youth Haven provides unmatched and vital services for an ever-growing population of children and teens in need, and we are fortunate to have such incredible support from our local community. Funding from this event will make an immediate impact in transforming the lives of our youth,” said Jinx Liggett, Executive Director.

“Soiree of the Season was the perfect blend of old and new friends of Youth Haven coming together to bring change to the lives of the children and teens it serves,” said Jessica Santella, Event Chair.

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About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential and emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit