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Sunlight Home of Collier County
“Sunlight Home was founded in June of 1994 to help break the cycle of poverty and abuse for pregnant women and teens through a Christ-centered environment. Since we opened in 1994, we have served hundreds of pregnant women and their children and we have witnessed the positive effect of the hard work put forth by the residents, the staff, and our 12-member governing board.
Since the founding of Sunlight Home, we have never received government funding. We have been able to operate the program, which serves as many as 20 residents and their children each year, through private donations and private grants. Many churches and organizations have come alongside Sunlight to assure a home atmosphere to moms and their children in crises.”MORE ABOUT THE MISSION
Dir. Development | Sunlight Home of Collier County
Shannon Livingston is the Director of Development and Promotion for Sunlight Home of Collier County. Her experience in business, non-profits, media, and life helps her serve Sunlight Home’s mission of breaking the cycle of poverty and abuse for pregnant teens and women.
Shannon is a media personality in SWFL and uses her platform to promote charities and businesses in her community. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, she and her son Joe have lived in Naples since 2007. She has owned and operated several businesses and served multiple boards for non- profits such as Starability, United Cerebral Palsy, Special Olympics and Make-A-Wish.
She has been a radio host on 98.9FM, video host for NABOR and WCR, podcast and livestream show cohost for 239 Uncensored with Tim Guerrette, retired COO of Collier County Sheriff’s Office, and she emcees live events.
In 1992, at the age of 19, Shannon placed her newborn daughter for the first (legal) open adoption in Missouri, and has since been passionate about improving options for all mothers that choose to give birth and treating birth mothers with the respect and dignity denied them by the stigmas of society.
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