TFI KIDS FUND is a giving fund to support the following TFI Family Companies:
Pathway Family Services
Devoted to the Strength of Family
To be nationally recognized for excellence in service, education and advocacy to strengthen families.
Integrity – We do the right thing. We conduct our business with transparency, honesty and the highest standards of professional behavior and ethics.
Child Safety – We believe every child should have a childhood where they are nurtured body, mind and soul; are safe, protected and loved; and have hopes, dreams and opportunities.
Acceptance – We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, faiths, cultures and experiences.
Leadership – We have confidence that everyone can make a difference today and contribute to where we go in the future.
Family – We honor family as each person defines it.
Quality – We commit to excellence through evidenced based practices and innovative service delivery
Founded in 1965 as a rural day camp for youth, TFI Family Services, Inc. has grown to become a multi-state child welfare organization providing a broad array of services to children and families.
TFI founded as a rural day camp for youth, ran by Maxine Johnson and her family in Admire, Kansas.
TFI moved from our rural location to Emporia, Kansas. Shortly after, we opened an emergency shelter in Emporia for boys and girls.
In 1990, TFI secured our first child placing agency (CPA) in Kansas. Then later in 1996 TFI became a subcontractor for the State of Kansas for foster care services.
In 1998, TFI opened its first Visitation Exchange Center (VEC) in Lawrence, KS. In 1999, TFI achieved accreditation through the National Council on Accreditation (COA).
TFI contracted with the State of Kansas to provide foster care & reintegration services in Region 1. Additionally, TFI secured a CPA license in Missouri.
Pathway Family Services was founded.
TFI began providing Family Preservation services in the State of Kansas in Region 3.
In 2007, TFI opened Teens Reaching Adult Independent Living (TRAIL) facilities in Topeka and Wichita. TFI opened a TRAIL facility in Kansas City in 2008.
TFI contracted with the State of Kansas to provide foster care, reintegration and adoption services in Region 1 & 3. TFI also secured the COA Hague Accreditation for international adoptions.
Pathway Family Services Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) opened in Topeka, KS.
Michael Patrick became the third CEO in TFI history. The same year, TFI opened an office in Kearney, NE. Additionally, TFI opened up a VEC in Wichita, KS.
TFI expanded family foster care services in 2012 to Nebraska and Oklahoma. Additionally, PFS became COA accredited.
TFI opened a VEC in Topeka, KS. TFI expanded family foster care services to Texas. TFI acquired Nonprofit Solutions, Inc.
In Texas, 2INgage, a program of TFI, contracted with Texas DFPS to provide Stage I of community-based care services in Region 2. Nonprofit Solutions changed their name to Mainstream Nonprofit Solutions, Inc.
In 2019, TFI began providing Case Management services in Areas 4 and 8 in Kansas. TFI also started the Grow Nurturing Families program, funded by the FFPSA grant. In 2020, TFI began providing Family Preservation services in western Kansas. 2INgage began providing Stage II Case Management services for children and families in Texas.
TFI opened the PFS Health & Wellness Center in Topeka, KS.