What We Do

TFI KIDS FUND is a giving fund to support the following TFI Family Companies:

TFI Texas
Pathway Family Services

TFI Kansas
TFI Nebraska
TFI Oklahoma


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

Our History

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.

  • 1965

    TFI founded as a rural day camp for youth, ran by Maxine Johnson and her family in Admire, Kansas.

  • 1987

    TFI moved from our rural location to Emporia, Kansas. Shortly after, we opened an emergency shelter in Emporia for boys and girls.

  • 1990

    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.

  • 1998-1999

    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).

  • 2000

    TFI contracted with the State of Kansas to provide foster care & reintegration services in Region 1. Additionally, TFI secured a CPA license in Missouri.

  • 2003

    Pathway Family Services was founded.

  • 2005

    TFI began providing Family Preservation services in the State of Kansas in Region 3.

  • 2007-2008

    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.

  • 2009

    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.

  • 2010

    Pathway Family Services Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) opened in Topeka, KS.

  • 2011

    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.

  • 2012

    TFI expanded family foster care services in 2012 to Nebraska and Oklahoma. Additionally, PFS became COA accredited.

  • 2013-2014

    TFI opened a VEC in Topeka, KS. TFI expanded family foster care services to Texas. TFI acquired Nonprofit Solutions, Inc.

  • 2018

    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.

  • 2019-2020

    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.

  • 2021

    TFI opened the PFS Health & Wellness Center in Topeka, KS.