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2INgage brings the best of two experienced community, nonprofit organizations to serve our most vulnerable children and families. 

Through a contract with the State of Texas, 2INgage is the Community-Based Care (CBC) contractor in Region 2, a 30-county area that includes Wichita Falls and Abilene.

Partnership Synergy

This partnership has combined child welfare experience of more than 95 years and will further our community’s pursuit of caring for our children and families with integrity and success.
2INgage is committed to these core principles:

1. INform and empower network agencies to see themselves as part of that community and therefore take responsibility along with the community for those children.

2. INspire a more positive, performance-driven system for families and children.

3. INgage Community to understand that the children entering the foster care system from their community are their children.

About the Partners

Shirley Dwyer

President TFI-Texas

Texas Family Initiative brings strength through their extensive national experience providing foster care, adoption, case management, placement and family preservation services, as well as providing agency oversight to ensure accountability and quality services within a provider network. The Texas Family Initiative has experience in Texas community-based care and will bring their knowledge to promote industry innovation and grow resources in the communities within Region 2.  ​TFI Family Services, Inc. (TFI) serves as the parent company to Texas Family Initiative LLC. TFI, founded in 1965, is a multi-state child welfare, behavioral health and administrative support organization with licenses in good standing in five states. TFI is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

Michael Redden

CEO New Horizons

New Horizons has strong relationships with Region 2 DFPS staff, community leaders, and community providers extending over many years. They are recognized leaders in the provision of quality services and have been involved in the development of Community Based Care for more than a decade. Their strength and focus lies in their individualized and trauma-focused services for every child and family they serve, community engagement that maximizes investment in and support of children, and development of a robust network of child and family focused organizations.

Texas Region 2

Serving the 30 Counties of Texas Region 2

2INgage partners with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to offer case management, foster care placement, and support services to children and youth in Region 2, a 30-county area that includes Abilene and Wichita Falls. 2INgage serves as the Single Source Continuum Contractor for foster care and support services, while also providing case management services through Stage II of Community-Based Care. Stage II of CBC includes services for families and increased permanency outcomes for children.

When children are removed from their homes by the courts in Region 2, they are placed into DFPS custody and referred to 2INgage in these counties for case management services. 2INgage works with children and their parents towards addressing the risk and safety issues that led to the removal, with the goal of returning the children home safely and quickly. For children who cannot return home, 2INgage works toward a timely adoption or other permanency option.

2INgage Residential Providers

Arrow Child and Family Services

A World for Children
940-228-5227 – 325-641-1055

Caring Hearts for Children

Christian Homes & Family Services

Harmony Family Services

MCH Family Outreach

New Horizons

Pathways Youth & Family Services

Presbyterian Children’s Home & Services

Texas Family Initiative