Family Preservation for Teens Program Launches at Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter
(SAVANNAH, GA) On October 1, Park Place Outreachis launching a new program called Family Preservation for Teens, funded by the Promoting Safe and Stable Families grant.
The Family Preservation program works with teens and their families to receive case management services, support service, and placement prevention services to help teens remain safely in their homes to sustain and maintain family stability.
The program operates in the Dobransky Drop-In Center at Park Place Outreach, 514 East Henry Street, where youth and families can seek services Monday-Friday, 11:00am-7:30pm, including counseling, academic support, life skills, coping and anger management, health classes, and other life-skill based programming in a group setting with peers. Staff also works directly with parents on parenting teens.
Kendall Walkerhas been hired as the Program Manager for the Family Preservation for Teens Program. Walkeris a graduate of Savannah State University, where he served as President of the Student Government Association, a member of the Foundation Board of Directors, and University System of Georgia Board of Regents, Student Advisory Committee Member.
Walkercomes to Park Place from the Georgia Southern University – Savannah Graduates Program, where he worked as a College and Career Advisor at Jenkins High School.
ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., is a 12-bed temporary residential shelter for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, ages 11 to 17. Serving youth since 1984, the shelter is open 24 hours a day and provides a safe, secure, and loving environment. Park Place Outreachis the only facility in Savannah where youth can self-admit without an agency referral. The organization’s mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. Park Place Outreachalso operates a Street Outreach Program and Drop-In Center to identify homeless and nearly homeless teens and young adults and provide them with support services to get off the streets.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelteris an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelterhas helped more than 6,500 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.orgor find us on Facebook.
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