Just months after the completion of its new $1.6 million LEED certified home, Park Place Outreach,  a Youth Emergency Shelter will take on another big project.  The unfinished basement of the new building will be completed for the Street Outreach Program.  It will allow for drop-in center, a bathroom with shower and laundry room if needed.
The project will start in mid-June and is expected to be complete by the end of the summer.  The project has been fully funded by the Dobransky family of Savannah.
The purpose of the Street Outreach Team is to allow the shelter’s services to be mobile.  There is a van which is driven throughout the community so as to reach more teens in crisis.
"Knowing that many older youth may not need a residential facility, the drop in center in the basement will allow for counseling, referrals for health care, a place to clean-up and re-group about life choices," says Linda Lamas, Executive Director of Park Place.   
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.

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