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

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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 between the ages of 11 and 17.

“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.”

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.

“These kids need help, and Park Place Outreach offers emergency shelter and provides the support they need to transition back home, to move in with other family members or to receive foster care,” said Patrick O’Neil, Savannah market president for Bank of America. “This grant is part of our broader work to help individuals and families have more secure futures as we help drive sustainable growth in the Savannah economy.”

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah Receives Grant

Pictured left to right: Chris Sotus, Resident Director for Merrill Lynch presented a $12,500 check from Bank of America to Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter.

ABOUT 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 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 that are in need and might not come into the shelter.

Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, Park Place Outreach has helped more than 6,200 area young people find emergency shelter and thousands more find stability through its non-residential programs. Park Place Outreach is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information, 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 
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations™
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912-856-9075

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Announces Annual Gala

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Shelter to Honor Linda Hilts During Festivities

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter has announced it will hold its annual gala “A Celebration of Love” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Plantation Club of the Landings. During the event, the shelter will honor the legacy of longtime director Linda Hilts who will retire later this year after leading the organization for 20 years.

The event, which also will recognize 33 years of love and safety provided by the only local shelter for young people, will feature dinner, a silent auction, a live auction and live entertainment by vocalist Trae Gurley.

Hilts joined Park Place Outreach on Jan. 6, 1997, after serving as the director of Hope House of Savannah and as an employee of Candler Hospital. Her legacy will include the development of several shelter services, including the Street Outreach Program team, which hires teens to be part of the team, and 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 but might not wish to come to the shelter.

She also spearheaded a major renovation effort in 2008, during which the 24-hour shelter became one of Savannah’s first LEED-certified nonprofit buildings and has since provided a high-quality living and healing environment for children and families, as well as a good working environment for staff.

Since its inception, Park Place Outreach has helped more than 6,200 area young people find emergency shelter and thousands more find stability through its non-residential programs.

Tickets for the gala are $125 apiece or for tables of ten for $1,150. Proceeds from the dinner, silent auction and live auction will benefit Park Place Outreach and the shelter program. Last year’s celebration raised $31,425.

For more information, to buy tickets or to make a donation, please call 912.234.4048 or visit http://www.parkplaceyes.org.

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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 into the shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, Park Place Outreach has helped more than 6,200 area young people find emergency shelter and thousands more find stability through its non-residential programs. Park Place Outreach is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information, 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
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

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

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Announces New Board Member, Alfred D. McGuire, Jr.

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Alfred D. McGuire, Jr., has been named to the Board of Directors at Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, the only Savannah area shelter providing a safe and loving environment to homeless, abused and runaway teenagers between the ages of 11 and 17.

McGuire is the principal of Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School. He is also philanthropically active with Urban Hope Savannah, George Leile Visions, Alpha Phi Alpha, and Achievers of Today and Tomorrow. He was awarded the coveted 100 Black Men Educational Leadership Award.

In reference to this new position, McGuire said, “
I enjoy the opportunity to assist young people to grow and develop into productive members of society. The ability to impact an individual’s life beyond the classroom is a great opportunity and responsibility that I enjoy very much.”

McGuire is from Lithonia, Ga. and attended Mercer University. He and his wife, Kimberly, have a young son, Isaiah. When McGuire isn’t working or volunteering, he enjoys running and traveling.

All services at Park Place Outreach 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 including an after-school tutorial and drop-in center, recreational services, and after-care services.

Since opening in 1984, over 6200 at-risk youth have been served by the organization. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org.

Park Place Outreach Alfred D. McGuire Jr.

Alfred D. McGuire, Jr.

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
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.
visteam@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Receives $5,000 Grant

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is the recipient of a $5,000 grant award from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to be used for operational and program expenses. The Shelter, located at 514 East Henry Street, is open 24 hours a day and offers a safe and loving environment to homeless, abused and runaway teenagers between the ages of 11 and 17.

“Thanks to Gulfstream’s support, we will be able to provide shelter, food, clothing and counseling for troubled teens who have nowhere else to turn,” said Park Place Outreach Executive Director Linda Hilts. “The funds will be used to carry on with the operational expenses of providing residential and non-residential services for these youth as well as counseling services for parents.”

Park Place Outreach operates the only shelter in Savannah and Chatham County serving youth age 11 to 17. 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 including an after-school tutorial and drop-in center, recreational services and after-care services.

Since opening in 1984, over 6200 at-risk youth have been served by the organization. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org.

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
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

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O.C. Welch Donates $10,000 Toward A New Van For Park Place Outreach

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(LEFT TO RIGHT) O.C. Welch III, President of O.C. Ford and Lincoln; DaShauna Kimble, PPO Sr. Case Manager; and Stephanie Williams, PPO Night House Manager, stand in front of the new Ford Transit.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter recently received a $10,000 donation from O.C. Welch III toward the purchase of a Ford Transit vehicle. The brand new, nine-passenger Ford vehicle replaces the shelter’s decade-old van.

“Safe and reliable transportation is a crucial component for keeping our program on track,” said Linda Hilts, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach.

In addition to providing a safe place to stay, the shelter transports young people to and from school, doctor’s appointments and a variety of other places on a daily basis.

Welch said, “I know how vital this organization is to the youth in Savannah and I was more than pleased to donates funds toward a new van.”

Pictured in front of the Ford Transit are (L to R): O.C. Welch III, President of O.C. Ford and Lincoln; DaShauna Kimble, Sr. Case Manager; and Stephanie Williams, Night House Manager.

Park Place Outreach operates the only shelter in Savannah and Chatham County serving youth age 11 to 17 and all services are provided free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school. Since opening in 1984, over 6200 at-risk youth have been served by the organization. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org.

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
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

Savannah’s Youth Emergency Shelter, Park Place Outreach, receives $1000 grant from Publix Super Markets Charities

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Publix Super Markets Charities awarded Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter with a $1,000 grant in support of their community outreach efforts. The grant money will be used to continue to provide runaway, homeless and at-risk youth with the counseling and services they require.

“We are so grateful for the generous support of Publix Super Markets Charities,” said Linda Hilts, Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter’s executive director. “We can’t thank them enough for helping us combat the challenges facing our community and ensuring that we will have the ability to continue the work that we do.”

According to the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless’ most recent homeless count in 2014, there are 3,997 homeless persons including 717 children and youth, 1127 women and 2153 men, 285 of which are veterans. This count does not include more than 800 homeless children enrolled in the public schools as they do not meet HUD definition of homeless but are considered homeless under the public school system.

Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. With the generous support of local organizations such as Publix Super Markets Charities, Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org

Linda Hilts

Linda Hilts

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.com
912.844.9990

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Awards $12K Grant to Park Place Outreach

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. presented Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter (PPO) with a $12,500 grant to support the organization’s ongoing efforts to improve life for homeless, abused and runaway youth and their families in the Savannah community.

“Connecting at-risk youth in Savannah to the resources offered by Park Place is critical to the overall success of our community,”, said Chris Sotus, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and board member of Park Place. “Bank of America’s philanthropic investments help strengthen Savannah by partnering with local organizations to address the pressing issues that face our community.”

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation provides funding to meet the needs of communities, with a particular focus on revitalizing neighborhoods, educating the workforce for 21st century jobs and addressing basic needs, such as hunger and homelessness.

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Bank of America Donation to Park Place Outreach (LEFT TO RIGHT) Todd Cellini, Linda Hilts and Chris Sotus

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.com
912.844.9990