Since 1983, Inner City has been an emergency shelter for chronically homeless adult men and women providing counseling, shelter, and supportive services which promotes various levels of positive behavior change, self-sufficiency and independent living. We have served over 1,400,000 meals to the homeless for more than three decades. Safe Haven is our emergency shelter program for adult men who are homeless, and Sojourner is our emergency shelter program for adult women who are homeless. Inner City Night Shelter is 501c3 non-profit organization.
Most high school students kick off their shoes and laze poolside during the summer. But not these six Georgia teens - they celebrated the break by volunteering to improve their community. Daniel and Brendan Mahoney, Oliver Howell, Megan Slatkovsky, Lily Kate Conneff and Ashley Ambos, ranging from ages 14 to 18, came together from across their Savannah, Georgia community to pioneer a project that has purchased more than 3,200 pairs of shower shoes for the city's homeless population. It all started because Mahoney wanted to do some type of volunteer work during the break.
I knew I wanted to do something to give back to the community," rising senior Mahoney, 18, who spearheaded the aptly named Flip Flop Drop, tells PEOPLE
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Yvonne Pryor, a local business woman, is native of Statesboro, Georgia. She attended public schools in Statesboro and graduated from Statesboro High School. Ms. Pryor also attended Tuskegee University and Georgia Southern University before starting a sole proprietorship. She is the Broker/Owner of Pryor Development Real Estate and Property Management in Savannah, Georgia.
In 2005, Ms. Pryor entered the social services arena and served on the Executive Board of Inner City Night Shelter. She resigned as a Board Member in 2006 and became the Case Manager. Additionally, Yvonne was the visionary that brought into manifestation the women’s division, Sojourner of Savannah, of Inner City Night Shelter.
In her efforts to expand the programs for Sojourner of Savannah, she resigned from Inner City in August 2011. By November of 2011, five students were enrolled in Sojourner of Savannah’s Educational Training Program.
Sojourner of Savannah, like Inner City Night Shelter, is 501c3 non-profit organization. It is designed to equip homeless as well as low income housing women with the necessary skills to obtain various levels of self-sufficiency. Forty-eight homeless and low income housing women have completed a nine week Certified Nurse’s Aide Program, passed Georgia’s Competency Exam and are presently on the state’s registry as Certified Nurse’s Aides.
Yvonne was asked to return to Inner City in January of 2013 and now serves as the Executive Director of Inner City Night Shelter and Sojourner of Savannah, Inc.