The Need for Youth Haven Has Never Been Greater
Collier County law enforcement officials respond to more than 2,500 reports of child maltreatment every year.
In 2011, The Collier County Public Schools reported that more than 1,000 school-age children experienced homelessness, a significant increase from the 641 children reported in 2010. Another 1,300 experienced episodic homelessness.
Of the 1,000 children identified as homeless, 122 were identified as youth with no families or support system.
There are more than 400 children in Collier County that are in the foster care system each month and only 62 licensed foster homes.
Last year, more than 32% of the children in our shelter were readmitted due to failed foster home placements.
Twenty percent of Collier County youth may have mental health diagnoses, many of those untreated and debilitating.
Fifty-six percent of the low income families in Collier County who need subsidized housing vouchers in order to provide a home for the children, do not receive them.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013; 12:00 noon
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School Supply Donations Needed!
As the summer break slowly reaches its end, Youth Haven has launched its annual school supply collection drive to provide our children with the necessary resources for a successful school year. See how you can help! (More)