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Wichita Falls, Texas – On July 21, Pathway Family Services (PFS), an agency of TFI, celebrated the opening of the new Blue Skies Residential Treatment Facility by hosting an Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony.

Rep. James Frank speaking on the importance of community. Wichita Falls, TX Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors facilitating the Ribbon Cutting.

The Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce, Rep. James Frank, project construction partners and
community stakeholders joined PFS for this commemorative event.

Blue Skies Residential Facility, which has been under renovation for the past year, will soon begin serving high-needs youth in out-of-home care in DFPS Region 2. At any given time, Blue Skies Residential Facility will serve up to 26 youth. Additionally, this new facility will also deliver many great high-level career opportunities to the Wichita Falls area. PFS anticipates employing approx. 35 staff at this facility.

“Today was such a monumental and exciting day,” said PFS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shirley Dwyer. “It was the culmination of so much hard work to bring this much-needed resource to the Texoma area. We are so grateful to all the partners who worked alongside us on this project. Their generosity does not go unnoticed and is so appreciated.”

Texas Family Initiative CEO Shirley Dwyer, Chief of Staff Angela L. Nowell, Chief Administrative Officer Melissa Briggs, Residential Vice President Torrez Dawson, TAFCS Rep. Katelyn Powers, Blue Skies Facility Administrator Ryan Lynn, Chief Financial Officer Carol Dold Harris.

If you are interested in joining the Blue Skies team, visit us online at Or if you’d like to help Blue Skies and make a lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of local Texoma children, please email Fund Development Specialist Steven Mandeville at or visit us online at
“We cannot wait to officially open our doors and begin to provide guidance and support to vulnerable kids in need,” said Blue Skies Facility Administrator Ryan Lynn. “Today was a great event to celebrate just that, helping kids.”

Pathway Family Services LLC, an agency of TFI, provides resources for youth and families through their Independent Living Program, TRAIL (Teens Reaching Adult Independent Living), Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF), Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP), outpatient services and specialized foster care services.

To learn more about PFS or TFI, please visit us at Pathway Family Services | Kansas Residential Treatment & Foster Care ( or TFI | Foster Care & Child Welfare Services (