Category: Youth Shelter

Park Place Outreach Transitional Living Program Hosts Open House for New Location

Park Place Outreach Transitional Living Program Hosts Open House for New Location

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach transitional living program will host an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 4-6 p.m. at 818 E. Henry St.

The open house will include refreshments, appetizers, and chance to learn more about the transitional living program.

The event will be held to network with local community members and to celebrate the official launch of the program.

“Every opportunity you have to demonstrate understanding and empathy to homeless youth will support their development, sense of self-worth and future potential,” said program director Cheri Dean.

The transitional living program began accepting residents in February at a former location on Henry Street, and can now serve as many as six males at the new facility. Its mission is to prepare homeless, runaway and at-risk males ages 16 to 21 for independence and self-sufficiency.

The program provides housing, case management services, life skills, personal and community connections and other individualized services.

“Many of the young men we encounter have been abandoned, betrayed, misunderstood or abused by those they trust most,” Dean said. “Gaining their confidence requires a deep understanding of those we serve and their adverse life experiences.”

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/701185240339337/

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER:
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 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 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 more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

Park Place Outreach hires Kevin Foard as Transitional Living Program Case Manager

Park Place Outreach hires Kevin Foard as Transitional Living Program Case Manager

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services has hired Kevin Foard, who had worked as a case manager for the Basic Center of Park Place Outreach, as its transitional living program (TLP) case manager.

 

Park Place Outreach in Savannah, Kevin Foard TLP

Park Place Outreach in Savannah, Kevin Foard TLP

 

“When this opportunity presented itself, there were no hesitations,” Foard said. “It was an honor to learn that Park Place Outreach would ignite the passion to help those individuals who would still need assistance after the age of 18.”

Foard is responsible for providing case management services that include initial screening, record keeping, service coordination, ongoing assessments of residents, aftercare activities and other duties as needed.

“The transitional living program provides opportunities for young males between the ages of 16-21 to learn how to become self-sufficient. It is my goal to connect these guys with as many resources as possible to address their needs,” Foard said.

Foard received a bachelor of education in 1999 from Cambridge College and a master’s in education in 2002 from Nova Southeastern University.

He earlier worked as an educator/administrator with students at the Bethesda Home for Boys to promote student achievement, provide one-on-one help to special needs students and coordinate with other agencies to provide additional services.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER: Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 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 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 more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

Park Place Outreach hires Phillip Davis as Transitional Living Program Resident Assistant

Park Place Outreach hires Phillip Davis as Transitional Living Program Resident Assistant

(SAVANNAH, GA) Phillip Davis has been hired by the Park Place Outreach Transitional Living Program (TLP) as its first resident assistant.

 

Park Place Outreach in Savannah, Philip Davis

Park Place Outreach in Savannah, Philip Davis

 

Davis, who will live onsite, is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of all TLP residents while working with the program and case managers to make sure goals are met.

“I love being able to pour back into our youth and our community. I hope to bring my own life experience and guidance to the youth that I have the pleasure of working with at TLP,” he said..

The Savannah native earlier worked as a graphic designer and communications director at Feel Good Designs. Davis also has worked with children as a teaching artist at Deep Center where he motivated kids to express themselves though a variety of creative writing forms. In addition, he has worked with elementary school students in an after-school program in which he served as a creative arts instructor.

Davis serves on the WRUU Community Advisory Board, volunteers at the 21st Century Camp Explore and helps the Indigos Inc. nonprofit organization.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER: Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 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 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 more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

Park Place Outreach hires Terence Brewton as Transitional Living Program Resident Assistant

Park Place Outreach hires Terence Brewton as Transitional Living Program Resident Assistant

(SAVANNAH, GA) Terence Brewton has been named as a resident assistant for the Park Place Outreach transitional living program (TLP) team.  

Park Place Outreach in Savannah, Terence Brewton

Park Place Outreach in Savannah, Terence Brewton

Brewton will be responsible for ensuring the safety of TLP residents while he works with them to facilitate various activities.

“The best part of the job is being able to interact with the boys,” he said.

Brewton has worked with at-risk kids and teens who were dealing with homelessness in communities in Illinois. At 360 Youth Services Cornerstone Shelter for Boys, he served as the behavioral aid for at-risk males ages 13-18 where he tried to help them finish their education and/or be reunited with their families.

Brewton has an associate degree in business administration and is studying to further his degree with a focus on human resource management.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER:

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 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 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 more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1,000 to Park Place Outreach and Host Service Day

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1,000 to Park Place Outreach and Host Serive Day

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented $1,000 to Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Services as part of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series. The check presentation was followed by a service day at the Park Place Outreach house with volunteers from Enmarket.

Enmarket Encourage Health Series Park Place Outreach Volunteer Day and Check Presentation

Park Place Outreach is one of four area non-profit organizations that will receive a $1,000 grant as part of the 2019 series. Park Place Outreach- Youth Emergency Services supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk young people, ages 11-21, through residential and after-school programs.

Enmarket representatives volunteered at the House in the sun garden by planting fresh herbs and cleaning up the yard and sidewalks.

Enmarket Volunteers at Park Place Outreach for Encourage Health Program

This marks the sixth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series sponsored by Healthy Savannah, St. Joseph’s/Candler, Clover Health, Sandfly Family Dental, the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden, Cha Bella, the City of Savannah, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WRHQ.

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and was noted as the industry’s “Biggest Mover” in store count ranking by Convenience Store News in 2018. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT 
Matt Clements
Vice President, Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

Roto-Rooter CEO Sherry Daniel Appointed to Park Place Outreach Board of Directors

Roto-Rooter CEO Sherry Daniel Appointed to Park Place Outreach Board of Directors

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors for Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, a non-profit organization that supports runaway, homeless and at-risk kids and teenagers from ages 11-21.

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

“The mission of Park Place Outreachand its Youth Emergency Shelter is to assist young people in difficult circumstances by reuniting them with their families when possible and helping them develop into productive citizens,” said Daniel. “I believe every young person has great potential, and becoming part of an organization that helps develop that potential is very important to me.”

Prior to joining the Park Placeboard, Daniel has led her company’s participation in radiothons for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitalthat have raised at least $60,000 for each of the past four years. In addition, she has supported a number of other community needs for the past 45 years, including Toys for Tots, filling the needs of veterans, supporting a women’s shelter and organizing blood drives.

“It is an honor to give back to the community that has been so good to me,” said Daniel. “I am enthused about this new opportunity to help young people achieve a future they may never have envisioned, or even imagined.”

Other members of the Park Place Outreach2019 Board of Directors include:

• Salita Hill (president), Vice President of Community Banking, Wells Fargo
• Dr. Ann Linton (vice president), Owner, Abercorn Family Dentistry
• Denise Denison (treasurer), Vice President of Commercial Banking, Synovus
• Chris Sotus, (secretary), Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
• Jennifer Barrett, Talent Strategy Manager, TitleMax
• Garth Gabriel II, Human Resources Business Partner/Senior Manager, Gulfstream
• Alexander A. Inglese, Associate Broker of Commercial Real Estate, Long & Foster
• Alfred D. McGuire, Jr., Principal, Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School
• Tammy Stokes, Chief Judge, Chatham County Recorder’s Court
• Julie Wade, Executive Director, Park Place Outreach

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SERVICES
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services, 514 E. Henry St., supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, ages 11-21, through a variety of residential and after-school programs. Serving teens since 1984, Park Place’s mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. The Emergency Shelter is open 24 hours a day and provides a safe, secure, and loving environment. Park Place Outreachis the only facility in Savannah where youth can self-admit without an agency referral. Park Place Outreach’s other programs include the Street Outreach Program to identify homeless and nearly homeless teens and young adults and provide them with support services to get off the streets, Family Preservation for Teens to help teens remain safely in their homes to maintain family stability, and the new Mission: Possible Transitional Living Program for males ages 16-21.

Park Place Outreach– Youth Emergency Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelterhas helped more than 6,500 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.orgor find us on Facebook.

ABOUT ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH
Roto-Rooterplumbers in Savannah provides full-service plumbing maintenance and repairs and clogged drain cleaning, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including toilet repairs. Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannahoffers industrial, residential and commercial plumbing services. Trusted and recommended since 1935, Roto-Rooteris the premier provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in Savannah, GA. The company’s specialty is emergency services. Roto-Rooter Plumbersstand by their estimates and guarantee their work. For more information, please call (912) 303-8570 or visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html

MEDIA CONTACT
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Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc.
912-856-9075
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
www.carriagetradepr.com

Park Place Outreach Receives Federal Grant for Transitional Living Program and Hires New Program Director

Park Place Outreach Receives Federal Grant for Transitional Living Program and Hires New Program Director

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place OutreachYouth Emergency Shelter has announced the launch of a new transitional living program and the hiring of Cheri Dean as the Program Director.

Cheri Dean, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

Cheri Dean, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

The Transitional Living Program is an 18-month residential program that prepares homeless, runaway, and at-risk males ages 16 to 21 for independence and self-sufficiency.

To fund the program, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family Youth Services Bureau, has awarded Park Place Outreachan annual grant of $180,000 for the next three years.

“Adding this program to our array of services fills a significant service gap by providing housing, long-term stabilization and support services to runaway and homeless young men who cannot immediately be reunited with their families and need support to achieve independence,” said Executive Director Julie Wade.

Wade said as many as five young men would be able to participate in the program at any one time. They will live in a furnished three- or four-bedroom home within a short walk of both the home and public transportation. Staff will provide on-site supervision, and each young man will receive an individualized service plan that identifies his specific needs, strengths and interests.

“Our goal is to ensure each young man will be able to achieve a personal level of well being, positive and permanent connections, educational advancement and gainful employment,” Wade said. “We further expect the transitional living program to reduce costs to the community through savings in social service programs, incarceration and mental health treatment.”

Park Place Outreachpartners with a program in Brunswick, Ga., to provide similar services to runaway and homeless females.

All services are provided free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school. The expanded transitional living program addresses a critical need for a longer-term program that serves young males.

As the Program Director, Dean will be responsible for providing oversight and management of the program and its daily activities, management of staff and volunteers, ensuring the conditions of housing and the grounds are maintained, as well as, monitoring security and conducting inspections in the living quarters. She will also serve as the Personal Development Life Coach and support participants with academic and career goals, personal growth, behavior modification and practical skills for success.

“By working with a dedicated team, these young men will gain essential life skills, case management services, and aftercare services that will help them experience and sustain a purpose-filled life,” said Dean. “I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to this important work at Park Place Outreach, and our Savannah community is always invited to join us partner with us in addressing homelessness in our city.”

Previously, Dean has served as the Executive Director of Blooming Hearts LLC, a licensed Maryland Assisted Living Facility. She also served in various sales, marketing, corporate branding, project management and recruitment roles in several Fortune 500 companies, including General Mills, Nestle, Kimberly-Clarkand the Ford Motor Company.

Originally from Savannah, Dean is a graduate of St. Vincents Academy, who went on to earn a BA in Economics at Spelman College, an MBA at Duke University, and an MPH at Johns Hopkins University. She has been appointed to the 2019 SEDA(Savannah Economic Development Authority) board of directors.

For more information, please contact Dean at cheri@parkplaceyes.org.

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SERVICES
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services, 514 E. Henry St., supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, ages 11-21, through a variety of residential and after-school programs. Serving teens since 1984, Park Place’s mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. The Emergency Shelter is open 24 hours a day and provides a safe, secure, and loving environment. Park Place Outreachis the only facility in Savannah where youth can self-admit without an agency referral. Park Place Outreach’s other programs include the Street Outreach Program to identify homeless and nearly homeless teens and young adults and provide them with support services to get off the streets, Family Preservation for Teens to help teens remain safely in their homes to maintain family stability, and the new Mission: Possible Transitional Living Program for males ages 16-21.

Park Place Outreach– Youth Emergency Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelterhas helped more than 6,500 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.orgor find us on Facebook.

CONTACT
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048Fax 912-651-3621
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations™
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Park Place Outreach Given $4,200 Worth of Plumbing from Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

Park Place Outreach Given $4,200 Worth of Plumbing from Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah donated $4,200 worth of plumbing equipment to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter as part of their “Give the Gift of Plumbing” program.

Sherry Daniel and Julie Wade

Sherry Daniel and Julie Wade

The home, which serves runaway, homeless and at-risk youth ages 11-17, received seven new toilets, a new garbage disposal and a new kitchen faucet.

“We received a call that Roto-Rooter wanted to come by and take a look at our plumbing system to see how they could help,” said Julie Wade, executive director of Park Place Outreach. “As you might imagine with a full house of teenagers, it’s really important to keep plumbing essentials working properly. We are very excited by this partnership.”

Kyle Hagemes with Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

The home is open 24 hours a day and temporarily houses as many as 12 kids or teenagers at any time. All services are free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school.

“We didn’t have to think twice when we learned about Park Place’s mission,” said Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers. “Plumbing usually isn’t a priority until it has to be. We recognize the impact that this home has for our local youth, and we wanted to take anything we could off their never-ending to-do list.”

“Give the Gift of Plumbing” is a program offered by Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah that allows individuals and organizations to pre-order plumbing products and services to fulfill others’ plumbing needs.

For more information, visit https://www.rotosavannah.com

Since opening in 1984, Park Place Outreach has served more than 6,500 at-risk teens. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., is a 12-bed temporary residential shelter for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, ages 11 to 17. Serving youth since 1984, the shelter is open 24 hours a day and provides a safe, secure, and loving environment. Park Place Outreach is the only facility in Savannah where youth can self-admit without an agency referral. The organization’s mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. Park Place Outreach also operates a Street Outreach Program and Drop-In Center to identify homeless and nearly homeless teens and young adults and provide them with support services to get off the streets.

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 more than 6,500 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

ABOUT ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH
Roto-Rooter plumbers in Savannah provides full-service plumbing maintenance and repairs and clogged drain cleaning, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including toilet repairs. Roto-Rooters Plumbers of Savannah offers industrial, residential and commercial plumbing services. Trusted and recommended since 1935, Roto-Rooter is the premier provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in Savannah, GA. The company’s specialty is emergency services. Roto-Rooter Plumbers stand by their estimates and guarantee their work. For more information, please call (912) 303-8570 or visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations™
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Skidaway Kiwanis Awards $71,000 in Grants to 22 Local Savannah Non-Profit Organizations

Skidaway Kiwanis Awards $71,000 in Grants to 22 Local Savannah Non-Profit Organizations

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway presented checks worth $71,000 to 22 local charities during its annual awarding of grants event on Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Plantation Ballroom at The Landings.

“Each year I’m blown away by the philanthropic passion of this Kiwanis Club,” said club president Tom Stephens. “We are dedicated to making a substantial difference in the lives of these children in our own community.”

Cecilia Russo Turner, CEO and founder of Cecilia Russo Marketing, emceed this year’s event.

The mission of the Kiwanis Club of Skidawayis to help at-risk children in the Savannah area.

Kiwanis Grant Presentation

The organizations receiving 2018-2019 grants include:

America’s Second Harvest — Kids Cafe
Backpack Buddies of Skidaway Island
Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
Family Promise of Greater Savannah
Fresh Air Camp
Girls on the Run
Greenbriar Children’s Center
Horizons Savannah
Junior Achievement of Georgia
Loop it Up Savannah
Local Outreach Volunteers Educators (L.O.V.E.) Summer Camp
Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire
National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter
Performance Initiatives Fitness Savannah
Social Apostolate
Special Olympics Area 17
Union Mission
Wesley Community Centers of Savannah
YMCA of Coastal Georgia
Youth Challenge Academy

To learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway, visit http://www.kiwanisofskidaway.com/about/.

ABOUT KIWANIS CLUB OF SKIDAWAY
The club has been serving Savannah’s kids since 1988. Skidaway Kiwanisraised and distributed more than $1.4 million and invested more than 300,000 service hours in their mission of helping the children of Savannah. They have 134 members who meet every Thursday morning in the Plantation Club ballroom for breakfast, a brief business meeting and a guest speaker. Each week, the speaker discusses some area of interest, such as local history, local or national events or issues, sports, art, literature, business, education or service opportunities. The club sponsors several fundraising events each year to support its charitable causes and has other fundraising programs that operate year-round. In addition, many of its members are involved as volunteers at youth service organizations in the area.

CONTACT:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Family Preservation for Teens Launches at Park Place Outreach

Family Preservation for Teens Program Launches at Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

(SAVANNAH, GA) On October 1, Park Place Outreachis launching a new program called Family Preservation for Teens, funded by the Promoting Safe and Stable Families grant.

The Family Preservation program works with teens and their families to receive case management services, support service, and placement prevention services to help teens remain safely in their homes to sustain and maintain family stability.

The program operates in the Dobransky Drop-In Center at Park Place Outreach, 514 East Henry Street, where youth and families can seek services Monday-Friday, 11:00am-7:30pm, including counseling, academic support, life skills, coping and anger management, health classes, and other life-skill based programming in a group setting with peers. Staff also works directly with parents on parenting teens.

Kendall Walker, Park Place Outreach

Kendall Walker, Park Place Outreach

Kendall Walkerhas been hired as the Program Manager for the Family Preservation for Teens Program. Walkeris a graduate of Savannah State University, where he served as President of the Student Government Association, a member of the Foundation Board of Directors, and University System of Georgia Board of Regents, Student Advisory Committee Member.

Walkercomes to Park Place from the Georgia Southern University – Savannah Graduates Program, where he worked as a College and Career Advisor at Jenkins High School.

For more information, please contact Park Place Outreachat 912-234-4048 or visit our website at www.parkplaceyes.org

Walkercan be reached directly at Kendall@parkplaceyes.org

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., is a 12-bed temporary residential shelter for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, ages 11 to 17. Serving youth since 1984, the shelter is open 24 hours a day and provides a safe, secure, and loving environment. Park Place Outreachis the only facility in Savannah where youth can self-admit without an agency referral. The organization’s mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. Park Place Outreachalso operates a Street Outreach Program and Drop-In Center to identify homeless and nearly homeless teens and young adults and provide them with support services to get off the streets.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelteris an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelterhas helped more than 6,500 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.orgor find us on Facebook.

CONTACT
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations®
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Dr. Linda Sacks, Volunteer at Park Place Outreach, Receives National Helping Hands Volunteer Award

Dr. Linda Sacks, Volunteer at Park Place Outreach, Receives National Helping Hands Volunteer Award

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Linda Sacks, a Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter volunteer, has been awarded the Helping Hands Volunteer Award at the National Safe Place Network conference.

Dr. Linda Sacks

Dr. Linda Sacks, Volunteer at Park Place Outreach, Receives Award

This national award is given to an individual who demonstrates extraordinary volunteerism through his or her involvement with an organization dedicated to youth services.

Sacks began volunteering with Park Place Outreach in March 2016 when she started “From Farm to Table,” a weekly cooking program for the shelter’s residents. Each Wednesday children help plan the menu, prepare the dinner and set the table. Community leaders are invited to join them for the meal.

Dr. Sacks’ passions for children and for cooking have made this program a tremendous success,” said Julie Wade, executive director of Park Place Outreach. “With her in the kitchen, the kids look forward to Wednesday night every week.”

Sacks is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a medical degree from Columbia University. Since moving to Savannah in 1983, Sacks has practiced clinical neonatology, served in leadership positions at Memorial University Medical Center and held faculty positions at Mercer University School of Medicine and the Medical College of Georgia.

Sacks serves on the board of the Jewish Federation and as chair of the Women’s Campaign for Federation. She also has been president of her synagogue, Agudath Achim.

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., is a 12-bed temporary residential shelter for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, ages 11 to 17. Serving youth since 1984, the shelter is open 24 hours a day and provides a safe, secure, and loving environment. Park Place Outreach is the only facility in Savannah where youth can self-admit without an agency referral. The organization’s mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. Park Place Outreach also operates a Street Outreach Program and Drop-In Center to identify homeless and nearly homeless teens and young adults and provide them with support services to get off the streets.

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 more than 6,500 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

CONTACT
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations™
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Over $5,000 Presented to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

Over $5,000 Presented to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sustainativitypresented $5356.00 to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelterto be used for new energy efficient appliances. The Shelter, located at 514 East Henry Street, is open 24 hours a day and offers a safe and loving environment to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 11 to 17.

“Sustainativity’s donation makes a huge impact on our shelter operations,” said Park Place OutreachExecutive Director Julie Wade. “The new appliances will reduce our utility bills and will allow our shelter to be more energy and environmentally efficient moving forward.”

Park Place Outreach

Tommy Linstroth, founder of Sustainativity, presents a check of over $5,000.00 to Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, for energy efficient appliances for the shelter.

Sustainitivityis a local non-profit agency that promotes energy efficient practices. The organization chose Park Place Outreachas its 2017 community partner.

“We are excited to provide new, energy efficient appliances for Park Place”, said Chair Tommy Linstroth. “With round the clock operations, they’ll really make an impact, both on the kids and with lowering utility bills.”

Park Place Outreachoperates the only shelter in Savannah and Chatham County where runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth ages 11-17 can self report without an agency referral. All services are provided free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school. The staff also offers individual, group and family counseling with follow-up visits after a resident returns home, as well as non-residential services including an after-school tutorial and drop-in center, recreational services and after-care services.

The mission of Sustainativityis to improve the vibrancy of the community through direct philanthropic investments. All money raised goes to implementing sustainability projects for nonprofit organizations, such as Park Place Outreach, to help them succeed in their mission while minimizing their environmental impact.

Since opening in 1984, Park Place Outreachhas served over 6500 at-risk teens. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org.

To learn more about Sustainativityand its sponsored events, go to http://www.sustainativity.org/events.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER:
Park Place OutreachYouth Emergency Shelter, 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 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 Shelterhas helped more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.orgor find us on Facebook.

CONTACT
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA, 31401
912-234-4048Fax 912-651-3621
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations™
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Tequila Barrel Release Party at The Olde Pink House to Benefit Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

Tequila Barrel Release Party at The Olde Pink House to Benefit Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

WHO: Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

WHAT: Tequila Barrel Release Party

WHEN: June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Olde Pink House in Reynolds Sq. (23 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401)

WHY: Park Place has a long-standing partnership with the Olde Pink House, but this will be our first shared event. We want to fill Reynolds Square for this unique event and partnership, have a great time, and raise some money!

TICKETS: $50

LINK: https://www.parkplaceyes.org/upcoming-events/tequila-barrel-release-party-tickets/

NOTES:
Park Place Outreach is excited to partner with The Olde Pink House for a Tequila Barrel Release Party Wednesday, June 6, 5-8 p.m. in Reynolds Square. This ticketed event will feature tequila blended exclusively for The Olde Pink House and Garibaldi’s by Herradura in Jalisco, Mexico. See herradura.com The Olde Pink House will provide an authentic Mexican taco bar and beer and wine. Enjoy Bosso Nova music by Bill Smith in the square.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER:
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 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 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 more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

CONTACT:
Julie Wade
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax: 912-651-3621
www.parkplaceyes.org

Bank of America Awards $12,500 Grant to Park Place Outreach

Bank of America Awards $12,500 Grant to Park Place Outreach

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $12,500 grant to the Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter for operational and program expenses.

Park Place Outreach operates the only shelter in Savannah and Chatham County that serves kids and teenagers ages 11–17, and all services are provided free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school.

The staff also offers family counseling with follow-up visits after a resident returns home, as well as non-resident services that include an after-school tutorial and drop-in center, recreational services and after-care services. The Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., is open 24 hours a day and offers a safe and loving environment to homeless, abused and runaway kids and teenagers.

“Thanks to Bank of America, troubled teens who have nowhere else to turn can count on Park Place Outreach for shelter, food, clothing and counseling,” said Executive Director Julie Wade. “The money will be used for operational expenses in providing residential and non-residential services to these youth as well as counseling services for parents.”

Bank of America has been a long-term supporter of Park Place Outreach and was recognized in 2018 as the Park Place Outreach Corporate Partner of the Year.

The grant will help bridge a gap created by the loss of federal grants that have funded the organization’s street outreach team. The program includes adult and teen counselors who go onto the streets to talk with homeless kids about the help available to them through Park Place Outreach.

“Addressing community needs through our philanthropic investments is just one way we deploy capital to help build a more sustainable community,” said Patrick O’Neil, Savannah market president, Bank of America. “We’re honored to partner with nonprofit organizations like Park Place Outreach that are helping to advance economic and social progress, in particular for vulnerable populations.”

Park Place Outreach Receives Donation from Bank of America

(LEFT to RIGHT) Pictured are Amy Repella of Bank of America, Julie Wade of Park Place Outreach, Dr. Ann Linton, board member, and Chris Sotus, board member, secretary, and works for Merrill Lynch, owned by Bank of America.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 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 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 more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

CONTACT
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations™
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Amy Branch Repella
Vice President
Savannah Market Manager
Local Markets Organization
Bank of America
GA0-200-02-01
22 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401
T 912.652.9478 F 704.547.5708
amy.b.repella@bankofamerica.com

Dedication of Little Free Library at Park Place Outreach Set for Sunday, June 3

Dedication of Little Free Library at Park Place Outreach Set for Sunday, June 3

WHAT: Dedication of Little Free Library at Park Place Outreach. The new Little Free Library, painted by local artist Kimberly Dawn Crowder, will be part of the Flannery O’Connor Book Trail, which runs from Savannah, Ga. to Milledgeville, Ga. Little Free Libraries encourage anyone to take a book and leave a book. The concept originated in Wisconsin in 2010 and has since blossomed into a network of more than 20,000 miniature libraries around the world.

The dedication ceremony at Park Place Outreach will include a special tribute to the late Francis Allen, the co-owner of Savannah’s Roots Up Gallery who started the Flannery O’Connor Book Trail in 2014 along with his wife, Leslie Lovell. The installation of the new Little Free Library and the continuation of the Flannery O’Connor Book Trail is made possible by contributions donated in honor of Francis Allen upon his passing August 30, 2017. In addition, the Downtown Garden Club of Savannah has donated time and effort to restore the garden at Park Place Outreach where the Little Free Library will be installed.

WHEN: Sunday, June 3, 2018
at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Park Place Outreach
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, Georgia

NOTE: Members of the media are welcome to attend. Interviews will be available on-site with representatives from the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, Park Place Outreach and the Downtown Garden Club of Savannah.

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH:
Park Place Outreach is a 12-bed temporary residential shelter for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth ages 11-17, centrally located on Henry Street in Savannah. Opened in 1984, the shelter offers youth a safe and loving environment, with 24/7/365 care by a staff of house parents and case managers. Park Place Outreach is the only facility in Savannah where homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit without an agency or parent referral. 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 more than 6,500 individuals. For more information, please visit parkplaceyes.org or Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.

ABOUT THE FLANNERY O’CONNOR CHILDHOOD HOME:
The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton Street in the heart of Savannah, Georgia, is dedicated to preserving the legacy of one of the South’s greatest writers. An established 501©(3) nonprofit organization, the Flannery O’Connor Home Foundation, Inc. has meticulously restored the author’s childhood home to reflect the authentic period furnishings of a Depression-era Savannah row house and to offer insight into the years that O’Connor lived in Savannah, from 1925 to 1938. The Home proudly presents a series of free lectures as well as other events throughout the year. For more information, please visit flanneryoconnorhome.org or call 912.233.6014.

ABOUT FLANNERY O’CONNOR:
Flannery O’Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia on March 25, 1925 and is the author of the acclaimed novels Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away, as well as 32 short stories and numerous essays. Best known as a pioneering Southern gothic author who often wrote about morally flawed characters, O’Connor remains an important voice in American literature. She lived in Savannah until 1938 and drew inspiration from her childhood experiences in Georgia’s First City until her death from lupus in Milledgeville, Georgia on August 3, 1964. She received the National Book Award for Fiction posthumously in 1972 for The Collected Stories of Flannery O’Connor.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Cody Shelley, Foundation Manager
Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home
912.233.6014 or flanneryoconnorhome@gmail.com

New Members Named to Park Place Outreach’s Street Outreach Team

New Members Named to Park Place Outreach’s Street Outreach Team

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has added two team members to its Street Outreach Program, Jamal Choice and Pamela Franklin.

The Street Outreach Program (SOP) finds and offers assistance to Chatham Country’s runaways, homeless and street youth. Choice and Franklin will coordinate with local agencies and programs to meet the needs of these teens and young adults, as well as advocate for them in the surrounding community.

The SOP has received funding intermittently since 1997, but Park Place Outreach recently received a three-year annual grant of $121,654 to re-fund the program, which serves teens and young adults up to age 21 through counseling and a drop-in center.

Choice, who is working toward a master’s degree in epidemiology from Georgia Southern University, is also involved with Collegiate 100 Men of America, Habitat For Humanity, NAACP, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the National Pan-Hellenic Council in addition to running his own barbecue business “The Firepit.”

“I have mentored youth for the past seven years and am really excited to continue pursuing my passion for working with kids through Park Place Outreach,” said Choice.

Franklin, who is pursuing a major in child and family development from Georgia Southern, will serve as the promoting safe and stable family case manager for Park Place.

“I am thrilled that Park Place Outreach has given me the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young at-risk youth,” Franklin said.

Jamal Choice, New Hire to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter's Street Team

Jamal Choice, New Hire to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter’s Street Team

 

Pamela Franklin, New Hire to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter's Street Team

Pamela Franklin, New Hire to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter’s Street Team

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 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 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 more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.

CONTACT
Jamal Choice
jamal@parkplaceyes.org
912-234-4048

Pamela Franklin
pamelaf@parkplaceyes.org
912-234-4048

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Marjorie Young
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912-844-9990

Angela Grant Joins Board for Authority for the Homeless

Angela Grant Joins Board for Authority for the Homeless

(SAVANNAH, GA) Angela M. Grant has recently joined the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless Board of Directors. The authority works in partnership with nonprofit service providers, government officials, the faith community and the business community to reduce and eliminate homelessness.

Grant is a case manager team leader for St. Joseph’s/Candler Georgia Infirmary. This long-established program is designed to help avoid or delay nursing facility placement, decrease hospitalizations and emphasize preventive health care. In addition to helping the elderly, The Georgia Infirmary provides safe and affordable housing for vulnerable populations.

Grant received a master’s degree in public administration and is a part-time house parent for Park Place Outreach, which provides services to at-risk kids and teenagers and their families.

“Angela brings a wealth of knowledge, compassion and understanding to the homeless authority’s board,” said Julie Wade, director of Park Place Outreach. “She’s a beloved house parent for Park Place, and I am thrilled to know she is part of the conversation for ending homelessness in the Savannah area.”

Grant is a St. Joseph’s/Candler Mercy Volunteer who also gives her time to Second Harvest Food Bank, Girls Scouts of America and The Martin de Porres Society of Savannah.

Grant, who is married and has three children, enjoys traveling around the globe, reading and, of course, volunteering.

Angela M. Grant joins the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless (CSAH) Board of Directors.

Angela M. Grant joins the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless (CSAH) Board of Directors.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 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 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 more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

CONTACT
Julie Wade
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.com
912.844.9990

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Appoints a New Board Chair, Board Member, and Secretary

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Appoints a New Board Chair, Board Member, and Secretary

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has announced the appointment of a new board director, board member, and secretary.

Salita Hill, vice president of community banking at Wells Fargo, will serve as the new board director in 2018. Hill succeeds Todd Cellini who has held the position since 2016.

Hill will be joined by a new board member: Ann Linton, of Abercorn Family Dentistry. Dr. Linton has been active in Dentistry for over 38 years, the past 19 of which in the Savannah area. Dr. Linton believes strongly in serving the community and has organized and participated in numerous
health fairs to educate and promote proper dental hygiene especially to the youth and the elderly.

In addition, Chris Sotus of Merrill Lynch, will serve as the new secretary.

“We are thrilled to have individuals so dedicated to improving opportunities for the youth of our community joining our board this year,” said Julie Wade, executive director of Park Place Outreach. “I am looking forward to working with these new leaders to grow Park Place Outreach’s impact on Savannah.”

Dr. Linton - PARK PLACE OUTREACH - YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER

Dr. Linton

 

Salita Hill - PARK PLACE OUTREACH - YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER

Salita Hill

 

Chris Sotus - PARK PLACE OUTREACH - YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER

Chris Sotus

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER 
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., provides temporary shelter support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers kids and teenagers between the ages of 11 and 17 a safe and loving environment. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach has helped more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).

CONTACT
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.com
912.844.999

Sandfly Business Owners Present Toy Donation to Urban Hope and the West Broad Street YMCA

Sandfly Business Owners Present Toy Donation to Urban Hope and the West Broad Street YMCA

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the month of December, Dr. Angela Canfield and ten businesses in the Sandfly community held a toy drive for the children of Urban Hope and families at the West Broad Street YMCA.

Used toys were collected at Sandfly Family Dental for the Kids Helping Kids Program of the West Broad Street YMCA. The Kids Helping Kids Program started in 1981. Traditionally operating through the Savannah Chatham County Public School System, the program collects used toys and then distributes these toys at no cost during the annual Miracle on May Street holiday toy giveaway.

“The West Broad YMCA, located at 1110 May St., is focused on serving the children and families of Savannah’s west side public housing communities,” said Tom Campbell, who founded the Kids Helping Kids Program in 1981. “To see the excitement on the family’s faces when they get a toy for their child right before Christmas solidifies that this service is making a difference. In the last 36 years, the Kids Helping Kids Program has collected well over 300,000 toys for Savannah families.”

New toys were also collected for Urban Hope. Urban Hope has a 17-year history of reaching out and embracing the children of Savannah’s at-risk communities. By providing a warm, caring, structured and safe environment Urban Hope provides the children who participate in it’s free After School or Summer Camp programs the opportunity to receive academic and developmental support through a variety of means.

The following Sandfly Women Business Owners’ businesses participated in the new toy drive as dropoff locations for Urban Hope: Advertising Specialty Services; Savannah Power Yoga; Herb Creek Landscape Supply; Cents & Sensibility; Tequila’s Town; Driftaway Cafe; Sandfly BBQ; Sandfly Framing; and Annabelle’s.

Wishlist items for Urban Hope included children’s books, coloring books, toy trucks, building blocks, multicultural dolls, musical toys, play dough sets, large piece puzzles, pull toys, sports equipment, board games and art supplies, including glue sticks, markers, scissors and stickers.

“Christmas is such a happy time of year for so many of us,” said Dr. Angela Canfield, a coalition member. “There are some children in our community who aren’t in the same situation as us and who may not receive a Christmas present. Both of these programs are so impactful in our community.”

Sandfly Family Dental Presents Toy Donation to YMCA in Savannah

(LEFT TO RIGHT): Tom Campbell, West Broad Street YMCA Kids Helping Kids Program, Reagan Alexis Canfield, and Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental

ABOUT WEST BROAD STREET YMCA 
Established in 1942 to address the recreational and social needs of the then-segregated African American communities, the West Broad Street YMCA now serves several thousand children and families each year, offering education, recreation, health and social support to those who need it most. The West Broad Street YMCA places special focus on serving the children and families of Savannah’s west side public housing communities by providing affordable and high-quality education and health-focused programs designed to serve and engage children, teens, adults and senior citizens. For more information, please visit http://www.westbroadstreetymca.org/

ABOUT URBAN HOPE
Urban Hope has a 17-year history of reaching out and embracing the children of Savannah’s at-risk communities. By providing a warm, caring, structured and safe environment Urban Hope provides the children who participate in it’s free After School or Summer Camp programs the opportunity to receive academic and developmental support through a variety of means. For more information, please visit https://www.urbanhopesavannah.org/

ABOUT DR. ANGELA CANFIELD
Dr. Canfield is licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and the National Board of Dentist. She owns and practices at Premier Dental Designs in Rincon, 5871 Hwy 21 South, and Sandfly Family Dental in the Norwood Market in Savannah. Both offices provide Family/Preventative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontic Dentistry, Digital X-Rays, E4D One Day Crowns, Electronic Claims, Intra Oral Camera and Paperless Charting. The offices are open Monday through Friday and offer evening appointments. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations®
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Announces Celebration of Love Gala, Feb. 2

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Announces Celebration of Love Gala, Feb. 2

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter will hold its 2018 Celebration of Love Gala to commemorate its 33rd anniversary on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island.

The evening will start with dinner and a silent auction at 6 p.m. with Kristin King on harp and Sinisa Ciric on violin, followed by a recognition/award ceremony when the Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Volunteer of the Year will be announced.

“We look forward to celebrating another excellent year,” said 2018 gala chairwoman Betsy Bratz, who’s vice president of the Park Place Outreach board of directors.

Dinner is $125; a table for 10 is $1,200. Event partners and sponsors, as well as individuals and groups, are invited to participate in the silent and live auctions.

“We hope to have sports memorabilia, trips and donations similar to what we’ve had in the past,” Bratz said.

Park Place operates with funding from grants, community partners and sponsors who host fund-raising events. Past galas have raised as much as $48,500.

Additional information and tickets are available at https://one.bidpal.net/celebrationoflove/welcome. For sponsorship opportunities, call Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter at 912-234-4048.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER 
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., provides temporary shelter support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers kids and teenagers between the ages of 11 and 17 a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves. 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 who are in need and might not come in to the shelter. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach, an equal opportunity provider and employer, has helped more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).

CONTACT
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.com
912.844.999