Our Namesake: Jane Dawson
Jane’s Place was named in 2010 in memory of the late Mrs. Jane Dawson, a local child advocate. Jane, a former nurse and nursing instructor at the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, led numerous programs for Allegany County’s Board of Education, from its Family Life curriculum to its D.A.R.E. program. She was elected to the Board of Education in 2001 to 2004, and served as its President from 2006 to until her passing in 2009.
In addition to her love of teddy bears and the feeling of security they impart to children of all ages, Jane is remembered fondly for her warm demeanor, her kindness, and her heartfelt dedication to serving our county’s children.
Mail a Donation to Jane's Place
If you'd prefer, please mail your donation to Jane's Place, Inc. Child Advocacy Center, 26 Greene Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Make an Online Donation to Jane's Place
We now offer the ability to make secure online donations to our organization.
How to Donate to Jane's Place
Jane's Place Child Advocacy Center offers services to all Allegany County children and their families in need. As a nonprofit organization, we depend upon the support of individuals, foundations, and corporations as well as State and County governments to provide for general program oversight and expenses.
Because Jane's Place is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of federal law. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Toy Donation Policy
Jane's Place is currently accepting new toy donations from members of our community. These items may be used in our waiting or therapy room or given to a child.
Site Volunteers Policy
We are currently accepting applications for volunteers to participate in promoting Jane's Place in the community at scheduled events. We are developing a volunteer committee. Please request an application from Jane's Place. All volunteers over 18 are subject to a background clearance and reference check. Volunteers under 18 are subject to a reference check.