KID NET FOUNDATION

safe place - loving home - promising future

aka Jonathan's Place   |   Dallas, TX   |  www.jpkids.org

Mission

Jonathan’s Place provides a safe place, loving homes and promising futures for abused and neglected children, teens, and young adults.

Notes from the nonprofit

Program budgets included within are for FY14 (September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014).

We invite the community to contact us to discuss current volunteer opportunities, internships available and job openings. Additionally, we welcome tours of our campus, please note tours must be scheduled in advance. Contact the office during business hours at (972) 303-5303 and ask to speak to the Events and Volunteer Manager at Ext. 248 or the Director of Development & Marketing at Ext. 212.

Ruling year info

1992

CEO

Mrs. Allicia G Frye

Main address

P. O. Box 140085

Dallas, TX 75214 USA

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EIN

75-2389331

NTEE code info

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

Homes for Children & Adolescents  (P76)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Child abuse and neglect is a significant problem in Texas and across the nation. • Child Protective Services confirmed that 63,657 children were victims of abuse or neglect in Texas last year. • In Dallas County, there were 6,242 confirmed cases of abuse and neglect. • 46 North Texas children were abandoned by their parent (s). • 20% of foster care children nationally do not graduate from high school, compared to just 6% of those not in foster care. • 642 North Texas children were victims of sexual abuse. • 21 North Texas children died because of abuse or neglect. • North Texas has 3,300 waiting for a foster home. • 1 in 4 children in North Texas is food insecure. • 1 in 5 foster children aging out of the foster care system will become homeless. • 71% of the young women aging out of foster care will experience an unplanned pregnancy by 21.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Shelter

The shelter provides trauma informed care for children, ages newborn to 17, who have been removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. Causes of removal include abuse, abandonment, neglect and exploitation.

Population(s) Served

Our Foster Care & Adoption Program is founded on the idea that the best service and care for children comes from three key areas: recruitment of quality families, intensive training, and one-on-one support. By focusing on these 3 area, we have successfully created a high quality Foster Care & Adoption Program. 

We strive to find quality parents for the children we serve. We promote recruitment for loving and qualified foster care and adoption family homes. The intended result of our recruitment efforts is to find and select parents who will effectively serve as "mom and dad".

They will be patient, loving and kind.  The character, knowledge, skills and abilities of each family home is critical to the health, safety and well-being of these deserving children.

Once prospective parents are ready to start the journey to become a foster or adoption family, they begin on-site parent training classes. Our parent training utilizes a comprehensive approach requiring the family to complete 75 hours of training and supervised observation before placement of a child, and 50 - 60 hours of continued annual training. After a child is placed with a family, our goal is to provide ongoing support for the entire family.

Population(s) Served

This program provides a home-like cottage setting for teen girls in need of a high level of therapeutic care.

These girls have experienced trauma including, but not limited to, neglect, abandonment and physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

For multiple reasons, the girls have intense behavioral and psychological problems. As a result, the girls have often times experienced multiple placements in foster homes, shelters and treatment centers.
 
Through, therapy, educational opportunities and a structured family environment, the program is designed to provide the girls with an opportunity to live in a less restrictive environment, and offer them the therapy and life skills needed to successfully adapt to living in a family home.

Preparation for adult living classes are included in an effort to prepare the girls for independent living.

Population(s) Served

Jonathan’s Place facilitates a runaway prevention and education program for youth in the Dallas area. Through this program, we provide support to youth who have run away or suffered some form of abuse and visited a Safe Place at any QuikTrip location. We also provide on-site, educational trainings to middle and high school students about the dangers of running away and human trafficking.

Population(s) Served

Through the RESET program, we provide shelter, support and life skills for girls determined to be victims of sex trafficking.

Population(s) Served

The Transitional Living Program for young women aging out of foster care. The program includes provisions for safe housing and services to provide for mental and physical health, education, and improved well-being. Residents are taught self-sufficiency through hands-on learning emphasizing the development of educational, vocational, financial, domestic, and personal safety skills.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2013

Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 2013

National Alliance of Children and Families 2013

National Network for Youth 2013

National Safe Place 2013

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Child abuse and neglect wreaks havoc on a child’s mental and emotional health. Children may develop behavioral and emotional symptoms to cope with complex trauma, or perhaps even to forget or suppress the traumatizing memories. A child’s response to abusive treatment depends on the severity and frequency of the abuse, the availability of family and community support, and the child's resilience. At Jonathan’s Place, we provide a safe place, loving homes, and promising futures to abused and neglected children, teens and young adults. We do this by offering a variety of programs and supportive services to children and youth referred from 19 DFW counties.

Emergency Shelter - provides residential care and specialized services to newborns and children up to 18 years old. Children can stay in the Emergency Shelter for up to 90 days. While in the shelter, the children have a warm bed, three square meals a day and access to medical, dental and developmental assessments.

Girls Residential Therapeutic Program - provides a stable, long-term home for girls aged 10-18. Most of the girls have been in the foster care system for some time and struggle to be successful in family settings. To numb the pain of their abuse, many of the girls struggle with self-harm, eating disorders, and self-sabotage. The girls live in a twenty-four-hour therapeutic home environment with structured supervision and intensive support services.

Transitional Living Program - for young women aging out of foster care. The program includes provisions for safe housing and services to provide for mental and physical health, education, and improved well-being. Residents are taught self-sufficiency through hands-on learning emphasizing the development of educational, vocational, financial, domestic, and personal safety skills.

Foster Care & Adoption Program - Through this program, we recruit, train and support foster and foster-to-adopt families. Recognizing the shortage of foster homes in the area, especially the need for homes capable of specialized care, Jonathan’s Place recently expanded the capacity of this program to include care for 1) children with intellectual disabilities, 2) children on the autism spectrum, and 3) children determined to be trafficking victims.

Safe Place Program - Jonathan’s Place facilitates a runaway prevention and education program for youth in the Dallas area. Through this program, we provide support to youth who have run away or suffered some form of abuse and visited a Safe Place at any QuikTrip location. We also provide on-site, educational trainings to middle and high school students about the dangers of running away and human trafficking.

RESET (Restoring and Educating Survivors to Empowerment and Transformation) - Through the RESET program, we provide shelter, support and life skills for girls determined to be victims of sex trafficking.

Child abuse and neglect wreaks havoc on a child’s mental and emotional health. Children may develop behavioral and emotional symptoms to cope with complex trauma, or perhaps even to forget or suppress the traumatizing memories. A child’s response to abusive treatment depends on the severity and frequency of the abuse, the availability of family and community support, and the child's resilience. At Jonathan’s Place, we provide a safe place, loving homes, and promising futures to abused and neglected children, teens and young adults. We do this by offering a variety of programs and supportive services to children and youth referred from 19 DFW counties.

Jonathan’s Place (JP) has over 27 years of experience providing housing and services to abused children in the custody of The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). JP programs are licensed by the State of Texas to serve children from infants through 23 years of age and include an emergency shelter program, a residential therapeutic program, a transitional living program, a therapeutic and treatment services foster care/adoption program and a national runaway prevention program, National Safe Place.

JP recognizes the value in partnerships and enjoys collaborative relationships with several state and local organizations. We have a partnership with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and Child Protective Services (CPS) that spans the past 24 years. We also partner/collaborate with the National Safe Place, Texas Network of Youth Services, the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, Tex-Protects Garland ISD, Garland PD, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, CASA, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, HOMES Clinic, Parkland's Reach Clinic, Texas Health Resources, Rainbow Days, North Texas Food Bank, ACH, Promise House, TRAC, DCCCD, Texas Workforce Commission, Traffick911, Interrupt, Girls Embracing Mothers, and many others.

Jonathan’s Place has grown from a long-term foster group home to an emergency shelter, a Foster & Adoptive Family Program, a Girls Residential Therapeutic Program, a Transitional Living Program, a RESET program, and National Safe Place Program caring for hundreds of children each year.

May 1991 – Kid Net Foundation was established as a Texas Not-for-Profit Corporation. Granted an IRS 501(c)(3) designation status.

August 1992 – A facility was purchased and renovated, with most work being completed by volunteers and funded by in-kind donations.

September 10, 1994 – Jonathan’s Place celebrated its grand opening.

January 1995 – Jonathan’s Place accepted its first children into its long-term foster group home, which had a capacity of 13 children.

Fall 1999 – Jonathan’s Place changed its license to an emergency shelter, serving children age newborn to 11 years.

October 2002 – Jonathan’s Place broke ground on a three phase, $12 million expansion project.

September 2003 – Phase I of the project was completed and two new cottages on a twenty-nine acre campus in Northeast Dallas County began accepting children. Jonathan’s Place essentially doubled its annual capacity for children in need.

February 2006 – Jonathan’s Place amended its license to care for children age newborn to 17 years in order to keep sibling groups together.

August 2006 – A Child Placing Agency license was granted to the Kid Net Foundation, allowing Jonathan’s Place to operate a Foster Family Program.

January 2007 – A Capital Campaign was implemented for Phases II and III of the Expansion Project with a goal of raising $8.2 million to complete construction of the Children’s Services Center, the Lodge, a third cottage and the Donation Center.

October 2007 – Jonathan’s Place added an adoption license to its Foster Family Program, allowing the facilitation of adoptions.

May 2008 – Jonathan’s Place began construction of Phases II and III of its three-phase expansion project.

September 2009 – Completed our three phase expansion project, and Jonathan’s Place moved all of its operations onto its Northeast Dallas County campus.

May 2010 – Jonathan’s Place was granted a contract to operate a Residential Therapeutic Program for girls age 10 – 18.

August 2010 – Jonathan’s Place was awarded its license to operate a Residential Therapeutic Program from the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services and accepted its first girls into the program.

January 2013 – Jonathan’s Place became the Dallas County affiliate for the National Safe Place Program.

October 2015 - Jonathan's Place opened an office in Ft. Worth to facilitate foster care and adoption for Tarrant and surrounding counties.

February 2016 – Jonathan’s Place was awarded its license to operate a Transitional Living Program for girls age 14 – 23.

October 2019 - Opened RESET (Restoring and Educating Survivors to Empowerment and Transformation) to provide shelter, support and life skills

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 1/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Eliot Rafkind

Eliot Raffkind

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Stacey Walker

Community Volunteer, Junior League of Dallas

Tiffany Rubi

Community Volunteer, Junior League of Dallas

Beth Maultsby

Goranson, Bain, Larsen, Greenwald, Maultsby & Murphy, PLLC

Jennifer Norris

MOHR Partners

John Willingham

Diversion Capital Partners, LLC

Andrew Gould

Wick, Phillips, LLP

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes