Youth Haven’s 2017 Home Hope and Healing Luncheon was a Success

Youth Haven’s 7th Annual Home, Hope and Healing Luncheon raised $300,000 for Youth in support of its Teen Homeless and Transitional Living Program. Providing needed funding for expansion of counseling programs and activities, this event helps bring awareness to the growing homeless teen population in Southwest Florida.

Guests enjoyed raffle and auction opportunities, as well as moving presentations by three of Youth Haven’s current teen residents. Our featured speaker, Jimmy Wayne, is an award-winning singer-songwriter and New York Times best-selling author of “Walk To Beautiful,” which chronicles his journey through foster care and his walk halfway across America in 2010 to raise awareness for at risk children.


Jimmy’s story of teen homelessness is similar to many tragic real-life experiences we see every day at Youth Haven, and brought important awareness to our community.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are grateful for the support of our sponsors, donors and new and continued friends of Youth Haven.” Youth Haven Board President, Brenda O’Connor.

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For more information contact Angela Navarro at
or (239)687-5178.

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