Bank of America Awards $12,500 Grant to Park Place Outreach

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $12,500 grant to the Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter for operational and program expenses.

Park Place Outreach operates the only shelter in Savannah and Chatham County that serves kids and teenagers ages 11–17, and all services are provided free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school.

The staff also offers family counseling with follow-up visits after a resident returns home, as well as non-resident services that include an after-school tutorial and drop-in center, recreational services and after-care services. The Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., is open 24 hours a day and offers a safe and loving environment to homeless, abused and runaway kids and teenagers.

“Thanks to Bank of America, troubled teens who have nowhere else to turn can count on Park Place Outreach for shelter, food, clothing and counseling,” said Executive Director Julie Wade. “The money will be used for operational expenses in providing residential and non-residential services to these youth as well as counseling services for parents.”

Bank of America has been a long-term supporter of Park Place Outreach and was recognized in 2018 as the Park Place Outreach Corporate Partner of the Year.

The grant will help bridge a gap created by the loss of federal grants that have funded the organization’s street outreach team. The program includes adult and teen counselors who go onto the streets to talk with homeless kids about the help available to them through Park Place Outreach.

“Addressing community needs through our philanthropic investments is just one way we deploy capital to help build a more sustainable community,” said Patrick O’Neil, Savannah market president, Bank of America. “We’re honored to partner with nonprofit organizations like Park Place Outreach that are helping to advance economic and social progress, in particular for vulnerable populations.”

Park Place Outreach Receives Donation from Bank of America

(LEFT to RIGHT) Pictured are Amy Repella of Bank of America, Julie Wade of Park Place Outreach, Dr. Ann Linton, board member, and Chris Sotus, board member, secretary, and works for Merrill Lynch, owned by Bank of America.

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 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. 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 more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit or find us on Facebook.

Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621

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Amy Branch Repella
Vice President
Savannah Market Manager
Local Markets Organization
Bank of America
22 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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