Linda Hilts Lamas, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, Inc. (formerly the Savannah Runaway Shelter) has been elected as the Georgia State Representative to the Southeastern Network of Youth and Family Services.

"This is a privilege and an honor," Lamas says.  

"The Southeastern Network is so important when it comes to changing the lives of our youth.  My work is my passion, and being affiliated with this organization makes me love what I do even more."

Lamas will serve a two year term as a Georgia State Representative. 

The Southeastern Network of Youth and Family Services is a network of approximately 80 youth and family services agencies in eight southeastern states (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN).  Since 1977, Southeastern Network has provided training, technical assistance, and advocacy support to the staff, Boards of Directors, volunteers and youth who work diligently to provide services, support and opportunities for youth experiencing at risk situations.  For more information, log onto

Park Place  Outreach provides emergency shelter and street outreach for adolescents ages 11 through 18 and their families. It is the only agency located within Chatham County that serves youth at no charge who are accepted without a referral to receive help.  Park Place Outreach opened in 1984. There are approximately 15-30 youth residents served each month and about 200 each year.  For more information, call (912) 234-4048.

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