Homeless Teen & Transitional Living Program was established in late 2013. This is a ground-breaking, program in Collier County that addresses the issue of the community’s homeless and runaway teenage population, in a safe, compassionate and accepting environment. The program provides teen housing and comprehensive supportive services designed to break the cycle of homelessness and effectively address the needs of these adolescents during a critical moment in their lives.
- Youth Haven along with Collier County Homeless Continuum of Care and other community partners collaborated to design this revolutionary program.
- On campus housing is available to homeless and runaway youth ages 13-17 years old.
- The program’s Drop-In Center provides homeless and at-risk teens a safe place to shower, do laundry, receive educational and mental health services and to socialize.
- The Homeless Teen & Transitional Living Program does not receive any financial assistance from the state and is one hundred percent funded through donations by the community.