Introductory Video

with Jinx Liggett, Executive Director

Founded in 1972, Youth Haven is fully-accredited by the nationally-recognized Council on Accreditation (COA), a member agency of the United Way of Collier County and a Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF) beneficiary. Youth Haven has been in continuous operation for more than 46 years, and is a 4-star rated non-profit organization by Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading independent evaluator of charities.

Mandatory Reporting
Florida law requires reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect to the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Any person who knows of, or has reason to suspect such abuse, must report to the Child Abuse Hotline using a toll-free number: 1-800-96-ABUSE. The law required DCF to investigate and treat any child so reported.
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Our mission is to protect and empower children and strengthen families in Southwest Florida through comprehensive care and community collaboration.

Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only emergency and residential shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Children coming to Youth Haven are severely traumatized and in crisis. Youth Haven is an immediate lifeline of safety, love and compassion for innocent children in crisis and first step in a long journey back to trust, confidence and joy.

Youth Haven provides three programs: The Counseling Center, The Emergency Shelter, and the Homeless Teen & Transitional Living Program .

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Youth Haven
5867 Whitaker Road
Naples, Florida 34112-2963
Phone: (239) 774-2904
Fax: (239) 774-0801
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