(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach, Inc. (formerly the Savannah Runaway Shelter) is to receive $25,000 from the Chatham County Commission. It is part of a $1.2 million funding package the county provides each year to area organizations and businesses.

“We are very grateful for this support. This money is going to go a long way,” says Linda Hilts Lamas, the Executive Director of Park Place.“We are building a new shelter and need the support to help realize our goal.”

The money will also come in handy because Park Place’s construction site was broken into last month. The thieves walked away with more than $7,000 worth of construction materials being used to build Park Places’ new home, which is expected to be completed February 2008.

Other organizations receiving funding from the county include the Tybee Beach Renourishment and Creative Coast.

Park Place Outreach provides emergency shelter and 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 opened in 1984. There are approximately 15-30 youth residents served each month

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