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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Deaf & Hearing Impaired Centers, Disabilities, Education, Educational Services, Human Services, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Provide a place and programs for retreats, workshops, horsemanship training, crafts, reunions, educational activities and literacy enrichment for the deaf community.

Results: Many families from the deaf community repeatedly visit Isaiah’s Place for recreation with their families and learning experiences with American Sign Language.

Target demographics: Adults, children, and family members from the deaf community throughout Texas and the surrounding states. We are a year-round learning facility and retreat center.

Geographic areas served: Texas, Surrounding States

Programs: ASL Classes ASL Bible Studies Horsemanship Retreats IP Cowgirls - Mounted Drill Team with deaf members Isaiah's Signers - Signed Praise Team Tom Sawyer ASL Production ASL VBS Mission throughout Texas Workshops, Retreats, Day Camps

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Isaiah's Place has been a blessing to the deaf community for over ten years. Providing an atmosphere where the deaf and hearing alike can join together to share the frontier atmosphere, horsemanship, crafts, and Christ, IP continues to play a vital role within a much overlooked group of people. There is a unique bond of fellowship and love shared by the staff, volunteers, and participants at Isaiah's Place, unlike any I have experienced with any other community service non-profits. Highly recommended for deaf and hard of hearing families, and anyone interested in learning, serving and participating. I am very thankful for the opportunity to have been involved with IP for these many years. Much appreciation for Diane Frederickson, the visionary behind this great organization!

Tani R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first went to Isaiah's Place 11 years ago to learn how to quilt. To my surprise, they had so much more to offer! Having been an ASL interpreter, I soon began volunteering my time. But I have received much more than I have given! My son has grown up going to Isaiah's Place. We love it there; all the activities, the people, and how much they help others! It really is a unique organization, and I am blessed to be a part of it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family has been attending Isaiah's place since 2004. There is no place like Isaiah's Place! My oldest daughter is deaf and has gone from being a participant to a volunteer over the years. The facilities are unique and they have a heart to serve the deaf and their families. The whole family is involved and I love that. Isaiah's Place takes out to all deaf, no age restrictions. Many different work shops are offered, vacation Bible schools, ASL classes, and internships are available. It's a neat opportunity for many.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been out to Isaiah's Place and witnessed the love they have for each other as well as for the community around them. This is an organization that is ALL about serving the deaf community. Their heart and soul are fully dedicated to this mission. These are AWESOME people!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Isaiah's Place is one of the few places in the country that seeks to meet the needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community as retreat center. As an organization it serves in many different ways as a support and education for families of deaf children, deaf groups, deaf awareness, sign language instruction and many more things. My family first got involved through attending a weekend retreat there that was life changing for us. Both my wife and I have felt privileged to serve on the board of this critically needed organization. We are blessed with an executive director who is completely dedicated to the mission of Isaiah's Place and has done tremendous work in building it to be what it is today.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Through the years I have watched Isaiah's Place has grow from two ladies, a homestead and a prayer into a structured facility with providing all manner of services to deaf and hard-of-hearing families in a truly unique environment. I have been honored to serve at IP first as a volunteer and then as a board member.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have a 13 year old daughter who is deaf. She regularly attends events hosted at Isaiah's Place in Whitney. She has benefited from everything she has been involved with at IP. She has been involved in everything from horse back riding to bible studies. There are events for the Parents and hearing siblings as well. IP has been a positive experience for our family.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Isaiah's Place truly makes a difference in the lives of deaf of all ages and their families. The 40 acre facility provides a fantastic outdoor experience for members of the deaf community who, a lot of the time, come from metropolitan areas. The staff makes an ernest effort to reach families in rural areas who sometimes isolate themselves and let them know of the opportunities available to them. Isaiah's Place will even take programs to them. It is very family oriented with parents and siblings invited to most activities and learning experiences. If someone has a specific request to learn something, a concerted effort is made to provide that experience; flying remote controlled aircraft, golf lessons, quilting, riding a horse, etc. ASL classes are offered weekly which goes a long way toward making more hearing people comfortable within the deaf community. Retreats for parents raising a deaf child for the first time are provided on a regular basis. They have proven to be very helpful through speakers with hands on experience. The additional benefit is parents meeting others facing the same challenges. They go away with a lot more knowledge and information that has been helpful to others. I clearly remember the excitement in the eyes of deaf children meeting others that "are just like me!!" at the first young children's weekend retreat. They were instantly friends and are to this day. Isaiah's Place is a well run, professional organization with an active board of directors, many of which are deaf.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first went to Isaiah's Place 6 years ago to learn how to quilt. When the owner told me that she taught quilting to Deaf groups as well, I knew instantly that we had something in common. Being a sign language interpreter, I was intrigued with this place that not only invited the Deaf to come and have fun, and learn new things, but also taught the hearing sign language and how to communicate with the Deaf. It was bringing two worlds together, in such a unique, western, setting! I've been hooked ever since.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a fabulous work reaching out to the deaf community in Whitney. Texas. Isaiah's Place offers a wonderful atmosphere that can minister to the entire person. From horseback riding, outdoor activities to specialized teaching and life skill training. I have been involved as a guest at a few functions as well as contributing financially to this very worthy effort to reach out to the deaf. The level of skill, compassion and deep love for others that Isaiah's Place director, Diane Frederickson shares is nothing short of amazing truly a blessing to all who visit there.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It’s hard for me to know where to start! I’ve been involved with Isaiah’s Place from a couple different directions – first with helping with donations/grants and then with volunteering at events at IP. I just have to say that I fell in love with Isaiah’s Place during my first visit. Diane, the Executive Director is wonderful and I feel like she is the heart and soul behind the place – she serves with love in her heart for the mission of Isaiah’s Place. This is such a special place, not only to the deaf community, but also any community or person that would like this memorable experience. My two favorite events at Isaiah’s Place were the Chocolate Fundraiser and a Men’s Church Dinner. The Fundraiser brought different cultures together through everyone’s love of chocolate. It was a great sunny, summer day that I’m thankful I was able to share with my son and many others. The other event was when Isaiah’s Place hosted the meeting spot for our Church Men’s Prayer dinner. My husband was in charge of cooking the brisket. I know he loved the open, outdoor kitchen – it is any man’s dream! I helped serve and clean up at this event so I was able to be a part of the Men’s dinner behind the scenes with Diane. It was just a wonderful experience seeing so many men come together and worship at this place. I just love the environment Isaiah’s Place has to offer. Diane has invited me out there many times also just to let my toddler son play in the grass and roll around with the dogs and play on the swing set. I wish nothing but many blessings for this place and this wonderful organization.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

The first time I went to Isaiah's Place was several years ago as a speaker at a parent's retreat. I was impressed with the diversity of the people in attendence and with the training they recieved. It was a relaxing, non-threatening environment for the entire family to share and grow in. Every time I go back the facilities and grounds are more beautiful and new attractions have been added. Both recent visits to Isaiah's place have been an enriching experience for the children and for myself. The children were engaged in fun, learning activities. The staff were attentive and interested in the children. It was a great day of fun in a fully accessable environment. I enjoyed networking with parents and professionals some of whom I have kept in contact with. Isaiah's Place is a true retreat and a place of comfort and healing. I would highly recommend it as a feild trip destination and/or a retreat or workshop location.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have personally visited Isaiah's Place, Inc. in Whitney and was amazed at the excitement and encouragement that is translated from teacher to student and vice versa. This is truly an incredible learning environment for the children as well as their families. The staff at Isaiah’s Place is compassionate and absolutely wonderful. I can't say enough great things about Isaiah's Place!