Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition Receives 4-year Grant of $600K to Address Childhood Trauma and Mental Health Issues

Partners include Gateway Community Service Board, Chatham Co Safety Net, and Loop it up Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA / COASTAL GA) Childhood trauma and mental health issues in children, youth and young adults have risen sharply in the Savannah area, driven in great part by the COVID-19 pandemic, and now the existing support structure has received a four-year, $600,000 grant to address the issue.

Bunny Ware Joins the WSAV Bridge Team

Savannah, GA (February 22, 2022) – WSAV is pleased to announce new partnership with renowned social event photographer Bunny Ware.  “Where’s Bunny Ware?” joins the roster of local content featured weekly on WSAV’s regional-lifestyle program, The Bridge, weekday mornings at 11:30. 

COMMUNITY HEADLINES – FEBRUARY 14, 2022

FEBRUARY 14, 2022 THE SAVANNAH LOCAL NewsWIRE™ ‌ ‌ ‌ FEED A TRUCKER (CONNECT SAVANNAH) Veteran Carriers and Enmarket kicked off the 2022 Feed A Trucker Campaign https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/veteran-carriers-and-enmarket-kick-off-2022-feed-a-trucker-campaign/Slideshow/17844133 VALENTINE’S KICKOFF VACCINATION EVENT (SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah, YMCA of the Coastal …

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Farm Truck 912 Serves Record Numbers of Savannah Families as SNAP Benefits Increase

160,000 Coastal Georgians may qualify but only 37,000 are using SNAP benefits.

(SAVANNAH, GA) When the Coronavirus pandemic hit in 2020, many Savannahians who were already living below the poverty line began facing even harsher circumstances fueled by lockdowns and job losses. Their day-to-day struggles included greater food insecurity, increased risk of diet-related chronic diseases and uncertainty about being able to feed their children to foster their physical and cognitive development.

Savannah Philharmonic Returns to Lucas Theatre

Pianist Awadagin Pratt has performed in venues ranging from the White House to Lincoln Center to the set of “Sesame Street”

The arts are alive and well in Savannah as the Savannah Philharmonic makes its return to the Lucas Theatre on Saturday, Feb 12 for the first full-scale scheduled performance since the pandemic struck two years ago.

Valentine’s Kickoff Vaccination Event Set for February 12 in Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) What’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, Healthy Savannah/YMCA of Coastal Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Health Coastal Health District hope you’ll share the gift of health with those you love.

Savannah’s Community Health Advocate Program Announces the First 10 Graduates

Members of the first graduating class share candid conversations about vaccine concerns and acceptance in Black and Hispanic communities.

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the summer of 2021, Healthy Savannah and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia developed a series of listening sessions to provide a safe environment for Black and Hispanic Savannahians to voice their thoughts, concerns, and questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Funded by a supplemental grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the program was intended to broaden the initiatives of the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant by increasing vaccine awareness and acceptance in communities at high risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death due to COVID-19 or flu.

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