About Us


Greenbriar Children’s Center is a nonprofit organization that provides childcare, residential and family counseling services which lead to the healthy development of children and young adults and to the strengthening of  families, primarily in the state of Georgia.


We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services and operate seven programs.  Our services include the emergency shelter, residential care, runaway/homeless programs, independent living, family preservation, early childhood development programs and Project Safe Place.  We are devoted to the care of children and youth who have reached difficult times in their family life and strive to provide them a normal, healthy lifestyle.  However, the primary goal of Greenbriar is to reunite families with their children as quickly as possible.
Privacy Policy

Greenbriar Children's Center, Inc. shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and provision of services.

  • Young black boys who were orphaned in Savannah that had no place to go were sent to “Brown Farm”, a penal farm for convicts; the girls were sent to the Chatham County Protective home. The kids were not being punished, but it was the only safe place for them.
  • Adaline Graham, a well-known Savannah woman, died and left property and funds to whomever might start a movement to establish an orphanage for Negro children.
  • In 1943, as a community service project, five young black women of the Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha decided to utilize the funds and established a children center for black Children.
  • In 1944, the group purchased a tract of land on W. 50th Street on which they could build the institution.
  • On June 8, 1944, using an additional $4,500 donated by the Graham estate, Greenbriar Children’s Center was founded.
  • Greenbriar Children's Center opened on July 15, 1949; with a cottage-style building that accommodated 20 children and a private apartment for a resident housemother.
  • In May of 1954, the 15-acre tract on which Greenbriar now stands at 3709 Hopkins St. was purchased for $17,000.
  • The center began accepting children of all races in 1964.



2016 Board of Directors

Douglas Reed- President
Ray Truitt
Juanita Adams
Dr. Alfred Young
Elaine Campbell-Shavers
Richard de Wilde
Elizabeth Costner
Clemontine Washington
Salyon Johnson
Ann Levett
Cornelia Hall
Jay Jaynes
Melissa Emery



Administrative Staff

Gena P. Taylor - Executive Director
Stephanie Majors - Executive Assistant
Laurita Taylor - Associate Director
Kami Samson - Finance Director


Food Service Cook 1: 

Responsible for menu planning, ordering and partial preparation of meals for Early Child Development Program.  Maintenance of records and compliance with USDA and CACFP Food Programs including monitoring and reports.  Familiarity with portion sizes and health and sanitation guidelines.  HS diploma or GED and ServeSafe certification required. Reliable transportation and insurable.


Provide care, supervision and engagement of children in a 3 year old classroom with emotional, social and age appropriate developmental activities.  Must possess a year of classroom experience and the ability to work as a team and contribute effectively to clients, program and agency objectives.  High school diploma or GED and CDA required.



Child-Youth Enrichment Assistant:
Be a positive influence promoting self-confidence, providing guidance and role modeling to children and teens in a group home environment. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age with a minimum of two years' experience working with troubled adolescents. Weekend and overnight shifts required. HS diploma or GED, criminal background checks and drug screen required.


Afterschool Care PT:

Provide care, supervision and engagement of children ranging from Pre-K thru elementary school age. Must possess a year of classroom and/or summer camp experience, work as a team and contribute effectively to clients, program and agency objectives.  High school diploma is required and CDA is preferred.


*All positions require fingerprint background checks, drug screen and clean DMV reports.
Please forward a resume, cover letter and three professional references to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or fax to 912.238.9149. No Phone Calls Please.


Greenbriar Children's Center, Inc.

3709 Hopkins Street

Savannah, GA 31405

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