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Lisa Matthews, a native of Dallas, formed Kid Net Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency, in May of 1991 to provide housing and specialized services to needy children with an emphasis on under-served and “at-risk” populations. Lisa spent the next three years conducting research on children’s services in Dallas County, purchasing and refurbishing a facility and obtaining licenses from the State of Texas. On September 10, 1994, Jonathan’s Place opened as the first licensed foster group home in the State of Texas to focus on specialized services for children 11 years of age and younger, including newborns. In the fall of 1999, the license for Jonathan’s Place changed to an emergency shelter. - Information from the official website.