WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) — Texas Family Initiative (TFI) marketing specialist Blue Skies said the Bryant Edwards Foundation, the JS Bridwell Foundation and the Fain Foundation have collectively donated a substantial amount to support the facility.
With a background in childcare, Ryan Lynn will be the steward of TFI Blue Skies when it officially opens. He says this facility is specifically for foster children with high emotional and behavioral needs.
“Children will continue to need care, they will need care beyond us. We just hope we can help them learn new skills and new coping techniques,” Lynn said.
Lynn says the donations they receive will go directly to helping children with day-to-day care, providing clothing and additional resources they may need, and keeping them active in the community.
“Our kids will have opportunities to go on field trips and do community activities, so it might go and send them to Castaway Cove or McDonald’s trips or stuff like that,” Lynn said.
Some of the services that TFI Blue Skies has to offer on a daily basis are education, psychiatric care, therapy and more.
“Our children will fall behind in school and we hope we can help them get to where they need to be. We will also provide psychiatric care, medical stabilization, and therapeutic services to help them learn those new coping skills. As well as really helping them get through some of the trauma they’ve been through in their past,” Lynn said.
Foster children will have all the facility’s services available starting in May, one month behind the original opening date which has been postponed due to delays related to COVID-19.
In addition to helping foster children, the facility will employ 30-40 people. If you are interested in donating you can click here. If you would like to know more about their employment opportunities, you can visit their website.