Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter Receives More Than $900,000 in Federal Funding for Various Programs

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter Receives More Than $900,000 in Federal Funding for Various Programs
Government grant will fund Park Place Outreach’s Basic Centers Program and Street Outreach Program for three consecutive years

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter has received more than $900,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The shelter has received $187,160 per year for three years to fund the Basic Centers Program and an additional $121,654 per year for three years to fund the Street Outreach Program. The funds are from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Runaway and Homeless Youth program, which is part of the Family and Youth Services Bureau, a division of the Administration for Children and Families.

The Street Outreach Program identifies and assists runaway, homeless and street youth residing in Chatham County. The program has received funding on and off since 1997.

The Basic Centers Program serves as a key source of revenue for Park Place Outreach, covering much of the center’s operational costs. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has funded the Basic Centers Program since the mid 1980s.

“Park Place Outreach is honored to once again be the recipient of these very important federal grants,” said Linda Hilts, Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter’s executive director. “The funds will enable Park Place Outreach to continue offering services to help at-risk youth in our community turn their lives around.”

About Park Place Outreach, Inc.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused and runaway youth. The shelter is also a valuable resource for youth who may be contemplating ways to run away. Opened in 1984 as Marshlands Foundation, Inc. (dba the Savannah Runaway Home), Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides counseling and other services to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families whenever possible.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Human Services, City of Savannah, United Way, FEMA and other community resources. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or search for “Park Place Outreach” on Facebook. An informational video about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is available at YouTube by searching for “Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.”

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