TFI Family Services is a not-for-profit child care agency based in Emporia, Kansas. We are a child placing agency that has served over 3,000 children in the last year, and our 26 offices provide comprehensive coverage in Kansas and Missouri.
Founded in 1965 by Maxine Johnson as a summer camp for youth in northern Lyon County, the agency evolved into a foster care home with the stated goal of "keeping brothers and sisters together". While much has changed, the mission of doing what makes sense for the children remains.
Today TFI Family Services provides youth services through our foster care, family permanency, and behavioral health programs. The youth in our care come from various backgrounds and bring with them a broad scope of physical, behavioral, emotional, and special needs. They may have been abused or neglected; they may have "gotten into trouble"; or they may require placements that better support their specific needs. Whatever the reason, we firmly believe that youth can thrive with proper guidance, support and compassion. We encourage children to become responsible citizens by learning to be a member of a family and community through their experiences in our programs. All of our services combine to form a "Continuum of Care" that addresses the overall needs of the children we serve. – less–ZoomInfo