Published: Aug 09, 2013 7:09 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 09, 2013 7:11 AM EDT

East Naples, FLA., - Youth Haven is Southwest Florida's residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-16 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.  Their mission is to protect and empower children and strengthen families in Southwest Florida through comprehensive care and community collaboration. 

Children coming to Youth Haven are severely traumatized and in crisis.  They have experienced abuse and/or hunger.  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. 

You can help the children of Youth Haven by donating to their Back To School Drive.

Items Needed:

Pens and Pencils, Loose-Leaf Paper, 3-Ring Binders (2" and up), Markers and Crayons, College Ruled Notebooks, Pocket Folders, Large Heavy Duty Backpacks, Colored Pencils, Dividers and Gift Cards for uniforms (Target, Walmart, TJMaxx, Marshalls).

Drop-Off Locations:

South Street (1410 Pine Ridge Road)

Jet's Pizza (Naples Park, 9853 Tamiami Trail North)

Fit and Fuel Bicycle (813 Vanderbilt Beach Road)

Bravo! Cucina Italiana (9110 Strada Place)

Fifth-Third Center (999 Vanderbilt Beach Road)

Salon Soho (2069 Pine Ridge Road)

Youth Haven (5867 Whitaker Road)