(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, a temporary shelter and outreach service that serves youth from Savannah and the surrounding area, has once again earned certification from the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness (GAEH). The Savannah-based shelter met 100-percent of the organization’s accreditation standards.
Since 1995, the GAEH has been dedicated to finding solutions to the issues surrounding homelessness in the State of Georgia. The organization’s Quality Enhancement Standards & Support Training (QESST) consists of a series of self assessments, peer site visits and client surveys. Organizations receive accreditation when they meet at least 90 percent of the QESST program’s standards. This is the seventh year Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter has maintained accreditation in such an exemplary manner. In addition, the shelter is listed as one of GAEH’s Best Practices Partners.
“We take accreditation with the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness very seriously, and we’re proud that once again, we met 100 percent of the organization’s standards,” said Linda Hilts, Park Place Outreach’s executive director. “Our designation as a Best Practices Partner is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, volunteers and board members.”
About Park Place Outreach, Inc.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens from Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused, runaway youth, or those who may be contemplating how to run away. Opened in 1984 as Marshlands Foundation, Inc. (dba the Savannah Runaway Home), Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides counseling and other services to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families whenever possible.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, USDA Breakfast/Lunch Program, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Human Services, City of Savannah, United Way, FEMA and other community resources. For more information, please call 912-234-4048, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or search for “Park Place Outreach” on Facebook. An informational video about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is available at YouTube by searching for “Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.”