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Youth Haven, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Mission: To protect and empower children and strengthen families in Southwest Florida through comprehensive care and community collaboration.

Target demographics: homeless children and teens

Geographic areas served: Southwest Florida

Programs: Youth Haven is Southwest Florida's only residential and emergency shelter for children and teens aged 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. The shelter's 73 licensed beds are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Children in need stay at the shelter an average of 201 days, depending on their age and circumstance, until a permanent solution can be found. Youth Haven's therapeutic campus provides protection from immediate and present dangers at home, and focuses on comprehensive care, including: housing, nutritious meals, clothing, educational support & tutoring, life skills training, medical care, mental health care & counseling, dental care, art, yoga, and more. In addition to the Emergency Shelter, Youth Haven provides counseling, certified play therapy and certified animal-assisted therapy services to children through its Counseling Center; and teen housing, case management, and drop-in services through its Homeless Teen & Transitional Living Youth Program.

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Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that's been around for 40 plus years. They take in abused, neglected and abandoned kids, ages 6-17 and get them counseling, provide a safe and nurturing environment.