Bryan County Opioid Prevention Project (BCOPP) works with community partners to implement effective strategies to prevent opioid and prescription drug misuse and abuse in Bryan County communities.
Family Promise of Greater Savannah utilizes a network of Host Congregations where the families spend each evening, having dinner and activities with volunteers. After dinner each family then retires to a private room on the congregation’s property. In the morning, breakfast is provided, bag lunches are packed, and the Family Promise van returns the families to the Day Center. The day center serves as a home-base for the families–giving them an address and access to a phone. Families enjoy the comfort of a day room and playroom designated for their use. They also avail themselves to shower & laundry facilities, and attend to small children. The day center provides an opportunity for them to prepare resumes, apply for jobs, and seek housing. Family Promise offers families the opportunity to remain together; to build up savings, and to make connections with volunteers from Host Congregations who are motivated to help them succeed. The one-family-per-room accommodations allow the families the dignity and privacy not always available through other organizations.
In addition to Host Congregations, the Network also consists of Support Congregations, which contribute volunteers, in-kind donations, and financial donations to the Network.
Located along Georgia’s beautiful coastal region, Bryan County has become one of the fastest growing counties in the State. Whether you desire backyard proximity to one of the many tidal creeks and rivers located in our County, or if you are seeking the hometown appeal of our incorporated municipalities of Richmond Hill and Pembroke, Bryan County is sure to make you feel at peace and at home. Formed in 1793, Bryan County has experienced a rich history with Fort McAllister Historic Park, and the former summer estate of automobile titan, Henry Ford, located within its borders.
Just across the banks of Ogeechee River, the County’s eastern border, Historic Downtown Savannah and Savannah International Airport is just merely minutes away. Bryan County’s transportation infrastructure boasts major roadways such as Interstate 95 and Interstate 16, along with other State Highways. The area is filled with the sense of community pride and patriotism, as it is also home to Fort Stewart Military Reservation. Come experience life with us in Bryan County.
The location of Bryan County is unique in that we are the only county in Georgia to be separated by a military base. Fort Stewart intersects with our county to create its northern and southern ends. The closest interstate on the northern end of Bryan County, approximately 11 miles from Pembroke, is I-16. This gives quick, easy access for traveling west to Atlanta or east to Savannah. On the southern end, the closest interstate, located a few miles from Richmond Hill, is I-95. Again, giving quick easy access for traveling south to Jacksonville or north to Hilton Head, with historic downtown Savannah just minutes away.
Bryan County is an ever growing and vibrant community and from 2010 through 2015 was the 27 fastest growing County in the nation with a population increase of over 16 percent. Bryan County also boosts a median household income well above the Georgia and national average.
This can be attributed to the wonderful climate of the area, vibrant economy of Coastal Georgia, and the excellence of our educational opportunities located within the County.
Bryan County’s immediate proximity to Savannah, the region’s economic heart, helps to make our County the perfect place to settle for those looking for opportunity and cultural fulfillment. With no sign of growth slowing down, Bryan County pledges to be prepared for the growth and committed to preserving what makes our County so desirable to current citizens and future residents.
Bryan County Departments
Cooperative Extension Service
Engineering & Inspections
Parks & Recreation
Planning & Zoning
Senior Citizens Services
Water and Sewer Services
Historic Savannah Foundation saves buildings, places and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. Following its formation in 1955, HSF started a Revolving Fund to save endangered historic properties, now totaling nearly 370 buildings throughout several of Savannah’s historic districts. HSF has grown into one of the most respected local preservation organizations in the country — emphasizing not only the protection of individual historic buildings but also the revitalization of blighted neighborhoods. HSF demonstrates the cultural, social and economic benefits of preservation as good public policy by proving that preservation and progress go hand-in-hand.
At Yoga Me Fit, owner Lynn Geddes-Wolling, focuses on integrating yoga into whole-body wellness. Yoga is a holistic discipline and teaches that the mind, body, and spirit are connected. Pain in the body that is not related to a physical injury may be related to emotional or mental stressors, improper breathing, and/or postural deviations affecting bio-mechanics, muscle tone, connective tissue and circulation.
When your body, mind, and spirit are harmoniously balanced, stress is reduced and peace dwells within your heart. Visit http://www.yogamefit.com for more information.
A. Louise Staman has been a writer, poet, and researcher for nearly all of her adult life. Her most recent book, Restoring Lost Times, is her sixth published book (one published in Paris) and her third biography. She has written for French and English journals and has won several prizes for her writing.
The Mediation Center of The Coastal Empire was established thirty years ago and has an unrivalled track record of providing mediation services to keep disputes out of the courts. Our certified mediators act as neutral third parties to help work through disputes in family law, business contracts, workplace conflict, landlord-tenant issues, accidents, juvenile and neighborhood issues.
The mission of Greenbriar Children’s Center is to promote the healthy development of children and the strengthening of families. We provide services that include an emergency shelter, runaway/homeless, residential care, independent living, family preservation, early childhood education & care, and Project Safe Place.
The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) is a professional orchestra presenting a full range of concerts each season (September to May), from classics to pops. The Savannah Philharmonic Chorus is a community-based auditioned ensemble that performs regularly with the orchestra in an oratorio and opera setting, as well as performing a wide range of music from a capella, Baroque to rock and pop standards. Both are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.
The SPO’s mission is to provide the highest level of musical performances and educational programs featuring the highest caliber of professional musicians, a volunteer chorus, and internationally acclaimed soloists. The SPO aims to exhilarate, educate, and enrich a large and diverse audience in the greater Savannah community.
For more information visit http://www.savannahphilharmonic.org/
“Dr. Dionne Bates, Ph.D., L.P.C., C.P.C. S. is a licensed professional counselor and member of the American Psychotherapy Association. She is the author of the Self-SOULstice affirmation model which helps people discover who they truly are, accept their true selves and integrate their true selves into all aspects of their lives.
Bethel at Savannah provides ‘far away from home’ personal and practical support to seafarers who come into our port on big ships from all over the world. We are a faith based nonprofit organization that includes advocacy, spiritual, physical and emotional support although we are not affiliated to any one church or denomination. www.maritimebethelatsavannah.org
The Bark Park opened November 2014 and LFPR continues to raise the profile of the wonderful new facility and vital fundraising events.