Jonathan’s Place is a Dallas County emergency shelter for children ranging in age from newborn up to 18. By accepting children in this age range, Jonathan’s Place is able to keep sibling groups together when they are removed from their family homes. Without this option, children are oftentimes separated and placed into different foster homes.
Children stay at Jonathan’s Place for a maximum of 90 days, depending on their age and circumstances. On average, the children live in the shelter for 30 days. When they leave care, they are placed by CPS with a safe relative, in a foster home or are adopted.
While at Jonathan’s Place, children are cared for by licensed child care administrators and credentialed staff. Staff requirements include CPR / first aid and behavioral management certifications. Children receive the utmost comprehensive care, including medical, dental, psychological and educational.