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Good Night’s Sleep Initiative Helps Homeless Teen

By March 10, 2021March 15th, 2023Good Night’s Sleep, In the News
GL Homes helps Youth Haven and St. Matthew’s House

(Left to right) GL Homes Project Manager/VP Dianna Betancourt, Youth Haven client Merci H., and Stephanie Rodriguez of St. Matthew’s House

Photo credit: Unique Memorable Moments

Through its Good Night’s Sleep initiative, GL Homes partnered with Youth Haven and St. Matthew’s House to help a formerly homeless teen furnish her first apartment. 
Merci, who is a 19-year-old Youth Haven client, received a stipend from GL Homes to shop at the St. Matthew’s House thrift store in Bonita Springs. Merci, who had been homeless, selected a mattress, box spring and headboard along with a table, chairs and lamps. Merci, a college student who works part-time, also received a donation from GL Homes to purchase new linens, towels and pots and pans.
What better way to start the day off right than with a good night’s sleep! The GL Homes Good Night’s Sleep program provides the furnishings to make a house a home for those people transitioning from homelessness to an independent life.
Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only emergency and residential shelter for children and teens (ages 6 to 19) due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.
St. Matthew’s House, located in Naples, provides housing for the homeless, food for the hungry and treatment for the addicted and suffering.