(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is pleased to announce that Latrell Ferguson has joined the Street Outreach Program as the new Street Team Case Manager. In her new role, Ferguson will be managing the other street team members, contacting clients on a daily basis, and facilitating individual and group discussions related to the different social issues adolescents face today.
Ferguson received a Masters in professional counseling from South University in 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Savannah State University in 2010. Ferguson previously served as the director at #Priority Learning Academy, and also volunteered as an advocate for a youth advocate program.
Ferguson said, “I am pleased to be a member of the Park Place Outreach family because I have a passion for working with youth who are considered at-risk. I plan to bring new ideas on how to expand the street outreach program and the services we provide.”
The Street Outreach program has been funded on and off since 1997. Park Place Outreach recently received a $121,654 per year grant for three years to re-fund the program, which serves teens and young adults up to age 21 through counseling and a drop-in center.
In her spare time, Ferguson enjoys writing, reading, playing sports, and going to the movies. She writes poems and short stories, but dreams of writing a children’s book in the future.
ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH SHELTER
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. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit parkplaceyes.org or find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.
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