Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Receives Grant From Morgan Stanley Foundation

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter recently received $2,000 in grant funding from the Morgan Stanley Foundation. This funding will be utilized for its twelve bed emergency shelter for young people ages 11 to 17, located at 514 East Henry Street.

ParkPlaceOutreachIn 2014, Park Place Outreach (PPO) assisted approximately 100 young people through the emergency shelter program. These residential services include meals, transportation to and from school, and clothing. The ultimate goal is to provide a safe and loving environment with hopes of reunifying families.

The non-profit organization serves many teens and young adults through non-residential services as well. Many of these services include providing personal care items, counseling and overall support.

“The shelter is fortunate to have caring and committed partners, such as Morgan Stanley, supporting our efforts to help at-risk youth here at
the home,” said Linda Hilts, PPO Director. “These dollars will directly benefit young people in the shelter and on the streets.”

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For more than 50 years, the Morgan Stanley Foundation has supported healthy beginnings and solid educational structures for children in the communities where their employees live and work. Morgan Stanley employees play a critical role in their wide array of giving back programs, lending their expertise, financial support and sweat equity to benefit children’s centers across the globe.

MORE INFORMATION ON MORGAN STANLEY FOUNDATION

For the past 20 years, the Morgan Stanley Foundation’s Global Alliance for Children’s Health has been committed to invest in innovations in pediatric care so that more children can get the healthy start they need for consistent and meaningful achievement in life. The flagship of the Global Alliance efforts is the Firm’s 40-year relationship with the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. Globally, Morgan Stanley created partnerships with international hospitals, including the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and Beijing Children’s Hospital. And, most recently Morgan Stanley launched its innovative Healthy Cities initiative designed to create linked systems of wellness education and screenings, nutritious foods and safe play spaces for children in need. The initiative has run programming in Newark, N.J., Oakland, Calif., Chicago, IL., Cleveland, OH, Houston, TX, and London, UK.

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).

CONTACT

Linda K. Hilts

Park Place Outreach

Youth Emergency Shelter

514 E. Henry Street

Savannah, GA. 31401

912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621

www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT

Marjorie Young

Carriage Trade PR, Inc.

marjorie@carriagetradepr.com912.844.9990

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