Jonathan’s Place is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. JP is an emergency shelter for abused, abandoned and neglected children, age newborn to 17 years. They are the only licensed emergency shelter in the area that serves children under the age of ten (10). Jonathan’s Place is a temporary home for these youngsters. They have 14 bedrooms, with 2 beds in each room, and a 4-crib nursery. JP takes care of all the children’s basic needs, including food, clothing and education, and advanced needs, including medical, dental and psychological. Jonathan's Place is also a Foster Family Program - recruiting, training and certifying foster families in order to place children from Child Protective Services into their care.
In September 2003, The Mike Modano Infant and Toddler Cottage located at Jonathan’s Place, opened its doors to help at risk children who have been removed from their homes from Child Protective Services. After 10 successful years of serving abused, abandoned and neglected children on Gaston Avenue in East Dallas, Jonathan's Place opened another facility. Phase I of this $6 million expansion project is complete and two new cottages now serve the increasing number of "at-risk" children in the North Texas area. The Mike Modano Infant & Toddler Cottage serves 16 children, ages newborn to 5 years. The Pickens Cottage serves an additional 16 children between the ages of 6 and 11 years. Each room within the cottages is spacious to allow more children to be served, but maintain a cozy environment. Click here to see photos.
Jonathan’s Place recently embarked upon Phase II of its campus expansion project. Phase II includes a professional services building, a donation center and an educational and family services wing of the Children’s Services Center. The Professional Services wing will house a medical room, a play therapy room, a large family visitation room, a central intake and discharge area, case management services and staff offices. The Donation Center will provide a centralized location to receive, process, and organize in-kind donations. It will include separate areas for clothing, toys, games, supplies and perishable items. It will also include the Children’s Store, where the children will be able to redeem coupons to “purchase” items of their choosing. If you are interested in learning more about Jonathan’s Place, how to donate, and more about the amazing work taking place at JP daily, please visit their website at http://www.jpkids.org/ .