Hoblitzelle Foundation Helps North Texas Abused Children

Hoblitzelle Foundation Helps North Texas Abused Children

$50,000 to Jonathan’s Place Improves Facilities, Changes Lives

The Hoblitzelle Foundation has awarded $50,000 to support campus improvements at Jonathan’s Place, Dallas County’s only emergency shelter for children age newborn to 17.  The funds are being used to update facilities that are used 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by some of the thousands of children abused each year in North Texas.

“We are incredibly thankful to the Hoblitzelle Foundation for ensuring we have the infrastructure to help abused children at any hour of the day or night,” said Allicia Graham Frye, CEO of Jonathan’s Place.  “We know that the quality of our campus plays a direct role in helping children heal from the physical and emotional scars they face.”

The Dallas County campus is built on six acres adjacent to a protected woodland area, providing a beautiful, natural backdrop.  The buildings include three cottages for residential programs named after T. Boone Pickens, The Meadows Foundation, and Mike Modano. Other campus buildings include The Hillcrest Foundation Donation Center, The T. Boone Pickens Children’s Services Center, and The Trevor-Rees Jones Children’s Lodge.

The campus was built starting in 2002.  This grant funds external and internal improvements, including replacement of fixtures, furniture, and appliances; and provides for security upgrades to ensure the safety of each child in care.

“I would like to personally thank Hoblitzelle Foundation for the support they provided in 2003 and 2008 to build our current campus,” said Jonathan’s Place founder Lisa Matthews. “Our partnership in building has helped house, protect, and find forever families for more than 4,000 of North Texas’ most vulnerable children.”

“We are proud to support Jonathan’s Place and partner with them to ensure North Texas’ abused and neglected children are cared for in a manner and facility that helps them work through their traumatic past,” said Paul W. Harris, president and CEO of The Hoblitzelle Foundation.

Additional funds are still needed to complete all of the necessary improvements.  For information, contact Mack Campbell, Director of Development & Marketing at 972-303-5303 ext. 212 or mcampbell@kidnet.org.