New Haven Youth and Family Services recently held their annual Restoring Hope Fundraiser to benefit the organization’s Welcome Home Project, which aims to revitalize 12 outdoor domains on the Vista campus. Over 300 people attended the sold-out event, which included delicious food, live entertainment by local band Daring Greatly, a raffle, live auction, and silent auction with more than 150 items. New Haven also unveiled plans for the upcoming renovation at their Vista campus, which will provide many outdoor learning spaces including an amphitheater, recreational field, Coliseum, shaded patio, healing garden, splash zone, and sound garden. “By improving our outdoor spaces, we’re able to better teach, connect, and heal our youth by creating the welcoming and safe environment that they deserve,” said CEO Doreen Quinn.
For 50 years, New Haven Youth and Family Services has been transforming lives for at-risk adolescent boys through an innovative education model that develops life and work skills in a healthy environment. The organization’s comprehensive program focuses on special education, work readiness, and transitional living skills for adolescents with social, emotional, or behavioral issues, learning disabilities, or mental illness. New Haven serves over 200 youth annually ages 12 and up, tapping into their unrealized potential and helping them successfully transition into adulthood. For more information on the project visit www.newhavenyfs.org/welcomehome.