(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is pleased to announce that Elijah Scott and Grace Downs have joined the Street Outreach Program as new Street Team members. In their new role, Scott and Downs will be mentoring resident adolescents and providing counseling, clothing and personal care items to kids that are in need and might not come in to the shelter.
The Street Outreach program has been funded on and off since 1997. Park Place Outreach recently received a $121,654 per year grant for three years to re-fund the program, which serves teens and young adults up to age 21 through counseling and a drop-in center.
Scott graduated from Savannah Arts Academy in 2013. He is currently attending Savannah State University focusing in English and Language Arts. Scott previously volunteered at the Davenport House in Savannah. He lives in Thunderbolt, and enjoys music and writing in his free time.
Scott said, “I am pleased to be an employee with Park Place Outreach because, I enjoy working with children and adolescents. I am always looking for ways to help people.”
Downs graduated from Savannah Country Day School in 2014. She was a leader at SCDS’ diversity club and SHARE (Students Hearing All with Respect and Equality). Downs previously volunteered at St. Joseph’s/Candler for three years, Relay for Life, and various community service outings with Girls Scouts. She enjoys musical theater and being either in the cast or crew of productions. A hobby she is intending on majoring in at college.
“This job relates to many of my interests in terms of diversity and reaching out to those in need. I hope to bring my positivity and new ideas to better influence the program here,” said Downs.
ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH 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. 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 find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.
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