The mission of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible.
Park Place Outreach, Inc., formerly Marshlands Foundation d.b.a. Savannah Runaway Home, is located at 514 East Henry Street in Savannah, Georgia. Park Place Outreach has served the Savannah community since 1984 providing emergency shelter, meals, and counseling to at-risk youth and their families. Park Place Outreach provides a safe, secure, and loving temporary home for children who are homeless, runaway, or victims of abuse, and also for youth in DFCS and DJJ custody as a preferable alternative to foster care or detention.
Park Place Outreach is the only facility in Savannah and Chatham County at which children can self report without an agency or family referral. Park Place Outreach works closely with Greenbriar Children’s Home when longer-term placement or transitional living services are needed.
Park Place Outreach plays an important role with the Savannah – Chatham Metropolitan Police department to reduce juvenile crime. We have many examples of young people coming to our shelter on the verge of a life of crime who have become good and productive citizens of our city.
Park Place Outreach is licensed by the Georgia Department of Human Services and certified by the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless. Park Place Outreach is supported in part by the U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families.
Park Place Outreach does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.