(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has received a $1,000 donation from Wells Fargo Bank to be used in its mission of providing support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area.
“Wells Fargo has been a faithful supporter of Park Place Outreach, thanks in great measure to the efforts of Salita Hill of Wells Fargo, who is also our Board,” said Park Place Outreach Executive Director Linda Hilts. “The money will be used to carry on with the operational expenses of the program to ensure our clients’ needs are met.”
“As a board member, I am proud to serve an organization that provides a safe place for our local youth in need,” added Hill, a vice president of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., in Savannah. “Park Place Outreach provides so many free services including counseling, meals, life skill groups and crisis intervention, with the center open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”
Wells Fargo donated $1.1 billion to nonprofits from 2011 to 2014 to support and revitalize communities, help charitable organizations and grow local economies, including more than $281.2 million to 17,100 nonprofits and schools in 2014. The financial institution seeks out projects and organizations for funding that keep communities strong, diverse, and vibrant.
Park Place Outreach operates the only shelter in Savannah and Chatham County serving youth age 11 to 17, particularly those who are victims of physical and/or mental abuse, as well as curfew violators. The organization plays an important role with the Savannah–Chatham Metropolitan Police Department in reducing juvenile crime and has a solid track record of helping young people who were on the verge of a life of crime become good and productive citizens.
MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY 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. The Street Outreach Program team offers mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to teens and young adults up to age 21 that are in need and might not come in to the 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 http://parkplaceyes.org or join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).
Linda K. Hilts
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621
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