The mission of Jonathan’s Place is to provide a safe place, loving homes, and promising futures for abused and neglected children, teens, and young adults.
How We Help
The Emergency Shelter provides residential care and specialized services to newborns and children up to 18 years old. We are the only organization in Dallas County that provides residential services to children under the age of 5. While at Jonathan’s Place, each child receives medical and dental exams, developmental, psychological assessments, weekly individual and group therapy and is enrolled in school.
Our Foster Care & Adoption program recruits, trains and supports foster and adoptive parents. Case managers work to place children into a Jonathan’s Place foster home that is qualified to meet the individual needs of that child. Should a child become eligible for adoption, we provide a continuum of care for the child and their adoptive family.
The Girls Residential Treatment Program provides a home for girls between the ages of 10 – 18, who are in need of therapeutic residential care and specialized professional services. These girls have experienced neglect, abandonment, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. The Girls Residential Treatment Program is the only licensed residential placement option of its kind in Dallas County.
The Safe Place program is a national outreach and runaway prevention program designed to educate middle and high school aged children about abuse and provides immediate help and safety to youth in crisis.
Our Transitional Living Program (TLP) is for young women aging out of foster care between the ages of 17 – 23. It includes provisions for safe housing and service components that provide for mental & physical health, education and improved well being.
Your Gifts at Work: Amanda Makes the Team
Amanda’s mom abused meth. Child Protective Services removed her after they found Amanda malnourished, neglected and living in a filthy house. She was only four years old.
Amanda was placed at Jonathan’s Place after years of bouncing between foster families, and has lived in our girls residential program since 2012. In August, she started high school and tried out for her school’s volleyball team. She made it! We have been beaming with pride since!
As with most extra-curricular activities, there are extra costs. Your donations will help us cover those fees – like uniforms, shoes and travel (which are not cheap). Like any loving parent, we never want to be in a situation where we have to say “no” because we can’t afford to support their passion.