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Pasco Youth Haven offers free programs for all teens regardless of sexual identity or religion

Center is located in New Port Richey
Pasco Youth Haven
Posted at 3:32 AM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 05:51:57-04

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — The Pasco Youth Haven is Pastor Tony Losacco’s dream.

“This is for all kids, no matter who they are,” says Losacco.

Tony opened the small, cozy youth center for teenagers in New Port Richey a few months ago. The center operates in space donated by the Dream Academy. It is funded and run exclusively via donations and volunteers.

While we are there a couple dozens kids laugh and socialize.

“Every kid needs to feel safe, welcome and accepted,” says Losacco.

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That includes teens who are gay, straight or transgender. Rich or low-income. Religious or athiest.

There are games everywhere including air hockey, pool, foosball and basketball. There's theater and music programs, and rooms for playing video games.

Tony doesn’t have an advertising budget, so he’s word-of-mouth all the way. He’s hoping his passion for keep kids safe in Pasco County will be contagious.

“Why can’t we all just agree to help kids no matter who they are?” says Losacco.

For more information on the Pasco Youth Haven, or if you’d like to volunteer or donate, visit