Linda Hilts Lamas, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, Inc., will be a guest speaker for the Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club. Their weekly meeting is scheduled for December 4th at 7:30am at the First City Club in Savannah. The First City Club is located on the Corner of Bull and Congress in the BB&T building.
Lamas plans to focus her 20-minute speech on Park Place and how family members can help in a runaway situation.
The Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club has nearly 40 members and recently celebrated it’s 10th anniversary. The service club organization strives to live by the Rotary motto: service above self. All members are volunteers and are business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, and help to build goodwill and peace in the local communities and the world.
Lamas is a past board member of the Chatham-Savannah Authority of the Homeless, representing runaway and homeless youth issues. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Southeastern Network of Youth and Family Services, which is a network of approximately 80 youth and family services agencies in eight southeastern states. In addition, she serves on the Alumni Board of Directors at her alma mater, AASU. She was most recently named one of Savannah’s Top Ten Working Women of 2008 by AWWIN, Inc., (A Working Woman In Need) a non-profit organization of Savannah.
Park Place Outreach provides emergency shelter and street outreach for adolescents ages 11 through 17 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 served each month and about 200 each year. For more information on Park Place, call (912) 234-4048 or visit Park Place Outreach, Inc. on the Web. For more information or to request a brochure, please call (912) 756-4300.