TFI Family Services breaks ground on gymnasium

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Family Initiative (TFI) broke ground Friday on a new gymnasium for Pathway Family Services, a Topeka-based psychiatric residential treatment facility.

“This campus on any given day has over 65 children that we house here that are in need of our services,” said TFI CEO Michael Patrick. “Good physical health goes right along with good behavioral health. It is important that they have a place to burn off energy, play basketball, volleyball and just run around to burn energy. It is important for kids to be active.”

TFI Board of Directors, project architects, Schwerdt Design Group and Construction Management and the MCP Group all contributed to this project.

“This new and exciting gymnasium will give children in our PRTF a safe, secure location to
exercise, hold group therapy sessions and large family events, among many other uses.
TFI is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care.”

For over 50 years, TFI has provided various types of services to the community including foster care and adoption services, behavioral health, case management and more.

The estimated cost for the project is $2.1 million and the completion date is Sept. 30, 2021. If anyone or any organization is interested in donating or sponsoring the project, contact Taylor Forrest at (620) 412-7569 or

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