March Events
March Events
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 National Safe Place Week March 21-27
Project Safe Place is part of a national organization, and in the Chatham County area it is  managed by Greenbriar. Safe Place sites are a crucial connection to children who are in immediate need of help in our community.  This year, National Safe Place Week is March 21st through 27th.  Be on the lookout for us out in the community  as we will be visiting some of our dozens of volunteer partner Safe Place sites to "surprise and delight" them to thank them for their service!  Are you interested in having your business or organization becoming involved as a Safe Place site?  We could use your help!  Please email  jwilliams@greenbriarchildrenscenter.org 
We LOVE reading!

        Read Across America Day...and week! 


Read Across America Day traditionally falls on the birthday of Dr. Seuss. To encourage our youngest readers in our Early Childhood Learning Centers at W.W. Law Learning Center and Windy's Preschool, we are hosting special events all week long!  Stay tuned to our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see some of what we are up to!  Remember that your child can have a wonderful opportunity to read and learn this Fall...we are enrolling NOW for our Fall, 2021 early learning programs, including FREE Georgia Pre-K!  Call us at (912) 234-0575 or (912) 233-5230. Questions? Email kedgerson@greenbriarchildrenscenter.org
tickets to the Shamrock Soiree
             Save the Date!  March 17, 2021   

Local event organizers have created the inaugural Shamrock Ships Flotilla on the Savannah River along with a physically distanced and COVID-conscious Shamrock Soiree on Hutchinson Island at the Savannah Convention Center from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Viewers at the Savannah Convention Center can purchase their tickets in advance to score great seats with a view of the parade of ships....and a portion of each ticket sold will benefit Greenbriar!  Click the link here for your ticket! 
https://risingtidetickets.com/e/shamrocksoiree/tickets


We love our Social workers!

Also during the month of March, we recognize  "Social Work Month", a time when we honor all of those essential  caregivers in our community who make it their life's work to help others. In particular, we celebrate our own social workers here at Greenbriar, who work tirelessly with children and families in our community as well as with teens in our emergency shelter.  A heartfelt thank you to our own Constance Nunnally, Catherine Brown-Gray, Juelea Williams, Tracey McCombs and Danielle Edwards. 



                           Staff Spotlight


During the month of March, we are highlighting Ms. Juelea Williams, one of our amazing staff members at our Emergency Shelter for children ages 11-18. Ms. Williams is also the Coordinator for Project Safe Place, which we discussed in our article, above.  Here are some questions (Q's) we asked Ms. Williams and her answers (A's) about her work,
Q: How long have you been at Greenbriar?  A: I have worked at Greenbriar for 2 years and 2 months.
Q: What do you value most about your work at Greenbriar? 
A: I value making a difference in a youth's life at the shelter.  I really love when a youth comes into my office and greets me with a hug or sees me when I come into the building and greets me with a smile. That really makes my day, The youth here at  Greenbriar consider me as a "mother figure" because there have been times when I have given them "tough love" and they understand that I am not here to hurt their feelings but to see them do better in life. 
Q: What keeps you coming back? A:  When the children need my assistance in their educational needs, I'm right there to assist them in making sure that school work is submitted on time, they get up on time for school, log into their computer for virtual learning, make sure grades are in good standing etc. I try to give my best to them to make them feel special.  
Q: What do you wish everyone knew about  Greenbriar that they may not know? A: Greenbriar has two programs for youth: Project Safe Place that focuses on the target age of youth 12-18 years of age who have been abused, bullied, victims of sexual abuse, locked out of home, etc. I would like them to know that they can seek immediate help at a local Safe Place site in the surrounding Chatham County area. I would  also like everyone to know about the Runaway/Homeless Youth program at Greenbriar that assists youth who are runaways or homeless by providing shelter, food, clothing and counseling services for them and their families.   
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time? A: I like to spend time with my daughter and close family members and I like to work with the youth at my church with choir practice and youth dance ministry. I also like to go on outings with the Top Ladies of Distinction  (TLOD) Effingham chapter!
Pictured below is our wonderful Ms. Williams.

Our lovely Ms. Williams
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3709 Hopkins Street Savannah, GA 31405

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