Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.

Texas Family Initiative, LLC is a private nonprofit organization that provides experience, compassion, quality care, and services for children in foster care and foster/adopt families. We hold Foster Care Recruitment Contracts with the Texas Department of Human Services, Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). As a partner with DFPS, we recruit and train families to become foster and/adoptive parents.

We support foster parents to provide a caring, loving home to foster children. Many children placed in out of home placement suffer from complex trauma as a result of maltreatment in their family home, as well as the trauma of the removal from their parents/caregivers.  We recognize the adverse impact that traumatic stress has on children’s developing brains. We train our foster families to be aware of the impact trauma can have on children and teach them skills to help children build resiliency.

Devoted to the Strength of Family

To be nationally recognized for excellence in service, education and advocacy to strengthen families we do the right thing. We conduct our business with transparency, honesty and the highest standards of professional behavior and ethics.

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.

  • 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.
  • We have confidence that everyone can make a difference today and contribute to where we go in the future.
  • We honor family as each person defines it.
  • We commit to excellence through evidenced based practices and innovative service delivery.

TFI Family Services, Inc. serves as the parent company to a broad array of social service and support agencies including Texas Family Initiative, LLC, serving Texas children and families since 2014. TFI Family Services, Inc. was founded in 1965 as a rural day camp for youth in Kansas and has since grown to become a multi-state child welfare, behavioral health and administrative support organization providing services to children and families in multiple states. TFI Family Services, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service. TFI Family Services Inc. has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) since February of 2000 and most recently re-accredited in 2016. TFI Family Services has child placing agency licenses in current good standing in five states and is a member of foster care and or provider associations in those states.

Texas Family Initiative provides foster care services, including recruitment, retention and support of foster/adopt families in Texas. Texas Family Initiative is a current provider with DFPS and a contractor with Our Community Our Kids, the Region 3b Single Source Continuum Contractor providing foster care, recruitment, retention and support services throughout North Central Texas. We have enjoyed a good working relationship with DFPS as we strive to meet all outcomes and objectives assigned by the state. We have established a local presence throughout North Central Texas including community partnerships with staff who are familiar with local resources.

Texas Family Initiative:

  • Recruits local families from the communities we serve to keep children in their home communities and strives to build effective community engagement.
  • Facilitates innovative training to prepare families to provide the best possible care to the children placed in their homes.
  • Employs qualified foster care staff who support our agency mission of strengthening families.
  • Serves North Central Texas in 3 office locations including; Denton, Wichita Falls, and Abilene.
  • Named a preferred provider for OCOK and was recognized for providing excellent services, meeting OCOK’s service outcome criteria.

Mike Patrick, President
Cindy Chilton
Kasha Hunt

Council on Accreditation

Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Placing Agency License 1533903-9631

Our mission is about strengthening families. To achieve this, we are committed to continuously improve the quality of all our services. TFI facilitates a continuous quality improvement process through internal reviews of program and administrative departments. These reviews help us design training and education programs for staff and maintain our focus on program outcomes. We also monitor our child placing licenses, coordinate with external agencies on compliance and provide a structure for quality improvement activities in all of our programs. These activities involve organizing and assembling provider meetings with stakeholders, managing the client satisfaction survey process, resolving contract issues, analysis of outcomes and quality of services and reporting on agency compliance. In addition, we coordinate regulatory agency audits from Council on Accreditation, Department of Family and Protective Services and other child welfare community-based service providers. Management of reviews and reporting of audits and program improvement plans help TFI build upon success and identify needs early.

Annual Report

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Texas Family Initiative, Inc. strives to protect the privacy and safety of all families with which we work. To aid in this, we use stock photos to represent children and family clients. Outside of select stories provided with consent of past clients, stories shared are representative of the work we do and the impact of that work; but names, specific details and other identifying aspects of such client stories are changed to protect privacy and safety.