The Janis Levine Music Women and Children Endowment Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation was established in memory of Janis Levine Music by her friends and family. This fund awards grants annually to social, cultural, educational, and health programs that directly benefit or are of great importance to women and children.
Last year, the fund supported the Safe Place program at Jonathan’s Place.
Every day more than 3,500 kids will leave home or run away because they are being physically or sexually abused, neglected or because their parents simply don’t want them.
Through the Safe Place program, Jonathan’s Place works with families and teenagers to prevent runaway or homeless situations by offering a 24-hour crisis hotline and emergency counseling services. We provide prevention and outreach services by offering Safe Place presentations in local high schools and middle schools. Runaway and homeless youth in Dallas County have a new form of community support and connection to crisis services through the National Safe Place program, coordinated by Jonathan’s Place with help from local businesses.
Our on-call staff are available to receive calls from teens and Safe Place locations no matter the time of day. Support from The Janis Levine Music Women and Children Endowment Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation helped provide cards for each child we see with texting and hotline information.