Having volunteered with Jonathan's Place for many years, I have seen many children come through the facility. The children are cared for attentively while there. It is a great place for them to feel safe during a difficult time in their lives. The 'cottages' are set up to make the kids feel at home.
Jonathan's Place is a homely and caring environment for children who need it. The staff puts in great efforts to ensure that the children are well fed, well clothed and most importantly, loved. As a volunteer, I got an opportunity to be a part of the lives of many children and each one of them taught me something new. It's a pleasure to look at smiling faces of kids and Jonathan's Place has been instrumental in putting a smile on so many faces.
I have recently started volunteering with Jonathan's place and am so impressed with their facilities and the work they do. The staff are amazing and are truly making a difference in these kid's lives!!
Being a college student and wanting to work with kids when I graduate and in my future, I thought Jonathan's place would be a wonderful place to not only get experience, but to be around kids! I would love to volunteer everyday If I could! There is so much about this place that amazes me, and makes me feel like home. Whether i'm answering phone calls, or helping out with the kids, the people at Jonathan's Place are wonderful caring people that make volunteering worthwhile.
When I retired I wanted to do something to help out with deserving kids. I have been a volunteer at Jonathan's Place for about a year and a half and I have really enjoyed it. I help on the front desk answering the phones and greeting people at the door. The generosity of people that bring toys, food, clothing, toiletries, books and an abundance of other goodies is amazing. The team that runs the place are exceptional and really do watch the bottom line and are truly great with the kids. There are some wonderful corporate sponsors that donate there time and money throughout the year in addition to the many individual people. Everyday that I am there I am told how much they appreciate me but I feel like the grateful one.
I have been a volunteer at Jonathan's Place for 2 years working with the teenage girls cottage. I absolutely love the girls and feel that the program is amazing! Jonathan's Place has really built a place for these girls to call home and treat them as a family. I love volunteering and am so thankful and blessed to be a part of this program!
Hello there is so much more I can say about Jonathan Place than this site will allow. It had been one of the most rewarding fulfilling and memorable journeys. Being a foster parent can be a huge task and Jonathan Place helps make it all worth it. We cannot express our love to the team all nd what an amazing place this is. When we first reached out to Jonathan Place to start the process, we felt welcomed and part of an amazing family.
We are a foster/adoptive family licensed through Jonathan's Place. I can't say enough good things about the staff, programs & training they provide. Families & kids served by JP definitely have great advocates in their corner.
This is by far the most informative and helpful place for foster and adoption information and classes. My husband and I are currently going through the foster to adopt program and they are great teachers and there has never been any form of discrimination from staff or other clients! I will sing their praises all day long!!
Hi, my name is Chrissy. I am an RN and I want everyone to know that JP is not only an Emergency Shelter they also provide Foster/ Adoptive services. I have been fostering with them for roughly 5 years and have adopted through the agency as well. I have a group home with 12 teenage daughters and feel that they provide the utmost of personal attention to the children and also to my entire family.
I feel close with all if the staff at JP and feel that they are friends. My case manager is Jennifer Maddox and I have never met an individual that cares as deeply for the kids than she does. She is the best child advocate that I have met and makes me and my family better advocates for the children. I highly recommend this agency for this reason. It is all about the personal connection that you receive. The kids that I foster are mainly the toughest of the tough. They are hard to place and most of the time feel that no one wants them. When my kids leave me it is like losing a child every time but knowing that I have impacted their lives in a positive way is all the thanks I need. Thank you Jonathan's Place for helping me live out my purpose. Chrissy Benge