YOUTH HAVEN, INC. ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS

Naples, Fl (August 9, 2019). Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Laquentin Cotton to Associate Director-Group Home Operations, Laura Lafakis to Development Manager and Ana Mejia to Associate Director of Homeless Services, Homeless Teen Transitional Living Program.

Cotton has been with Youth Haven for almost five years, most recently serving as the Cottage Manager. Under his new role as Associate Director-Group Home Operations, Cotton will be responsible for the development and administration of all aspects of Rob’s Group Home, ensuring program quality, safety and efficiency, the hiring and management of qualified staff and overseeing the training of youth empowerment mentors. Cotton can be reached at (239) 774-2904 ext.136 or Q.Cotton@YouthHavenSWFL.org.

Lafakis has been with Youth Haven for over seven years, most recently serving as their Community Engagement & Events Manager. As Development Manager, Lafakis will be responsible for overseeing all fundraising efforts, sponsorships & donors, event planning and marketing initiatives. She can be reached at (239) 774-2904 x104 or Laura.Lafakis@YouthHavenSWFL.org.

Mejia has been with Youth Haven for over five years having recently served as their Senior Case Manager. As the Associate Director of Homeless Services, Homeless Teen Transitional Living Program, Meija is responsible for researching and ensuring compliance with relevant program regulations and standards: State, COA, etc., grant compliance and grant reporting, overseeing and leading the Case Management team, Rapid Re-housing Program oversight and management, and project planning and participation. Meija can be reached at (239) 774-2904 ext. 138 or ana.mejia@youthhavenswfl.org.

“We’re thrilled to promote Laquentin, Laura and Ana to leadership roles,” said Jinx Liggett, Executive Director. “Their loyalty, dedication and commitment to Youth Haven has significantly benefited our organization and the children and teens that we serve. We’re honored they are a part of our team and we’re excited about the positive impact they’ll have serving these roles.”

About Youth Haven

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential 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 www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/YouthHavenShelter, follow us on Twitter, @YouthHavenCS and Instagram @youthhaven.

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