Family & Community Services
About Family & Community Services
The Family and Community Services Division develops and maintains a coordinated human services system built on strong community partnerships to increase and sustain our local referral systems and processes to ensure residents successfully connect to needed services.
Street level outreach, citizen engagement, and community partnership building activities are also provided to inform and engage citizens of Savannah. Service coordination assistance is also provided to residents and builds and sustains strong community partnerships to increase collaboration and improve referral systems and processes to ensure residents successfully connect to needed services.
If you or a member of your family needs assistance, please contact one of our partner agencies.
Human Services Youth Leadership Programs
Savannah Youth Ambassadors
Savannah Youth Ambassadors participate in leadership development sessions and hands-on activities that encourage personal, social, and civic development. Guest facilitators will present on topics such as social media, life after high school, the history of Savannah and its neighborhoods, and much more. Participants will explore various local businesses as well as civic, academic, and cultural institutions. The program culminates with participants designing, coordinating, and implementing a collaborative, make a difference community impact project. Learn more about the Savannah Youth Ambassadors.
Savannah Youth Council
It is the mission of the Savannah Youth Council (SYC) to provide local youth with the experience of working with city government while obtaining a sense of civic responsibility as well as the opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills. Composed of a diverse group of 8th grade students, the Savannah Youth Council is a result of the Mayor and Aldermen’s vision to provide a support system which will encourage young people to expand, develop, and grow toward a successful and productive future. The Youth Council provides members with leadership opportunities and knowledge of local government. Savannah Youth Council has been in existence since 2004. Learn more about the Savannah Youth Council
City leaders are committed to expanding and promoting structured activities which target local youth and provide opportunities for growth. Savannah Summer 500 Youth Employment Program will provide gainful opportunities for local youth, connecting them with potential employers, and providing positive role models and structured activities.
Through this partnership with local schools, Chatham County, Junior Achievement, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, SEDA and local businesses, the program will provide students with soft skills training, literacy and numeracy development, financial management as well as provide career-path guidance. Learn more about the Summer 500 program.