Nina Shaw-Woody is the Executive Director of Kansas Family Advisory Network (KFAN), headquartered in Wichita, KS.  This is a highly regarded social services organization in Sedgwick, Shawnee, Ford, and Montgomery Counties.

When it comes to providing expert social services, nothing takes the place of experience. Nina began working in social services 18 years ago and joined Kansas Family Advisory Network in 2014. Nina got her start working in social services as a foster parent, then moved into child placement, and then served as a recruiter. Nina recognized the need to work with biological parents as well as foster families. 

Some of the services Kansas Family Advisory Network provides include: support, education, advocacy, and trainings for the entire family.  From its conception in 2007, Kansas Family Advisory Network continues to incorporate the six guiding principles from the Family Centered Systems of Care into every service KFAN offers. These guiding principles are: Youth and Family Involvement, Individualized Strength-based Care, Cultural Competence, Interagency Collaboration, Community Based Services, and Accountability.

One of Kansas Family Advisory Network’s  goals is to provide their Sedgwick, Shawnee, Ford, and Montgomery County families with professional and free services. People often choose Kansas Family Advisory Network for social services because KFAN is a faith based organization which employees parent-partners who can identify with their families… real people doing real work.

The result, one of the most successful social service organizations in Wichita!  

What do their families think?

One fan of the company publicly wrote, “KFAN INC, is moving mountains with helping families. Their SEAT program is an awesome idea. Support, Educate, Advocate, and Train.”

Another fan of the Kansas Family Advisory Network publicly wrote, “They are pioneering new ideas of Co Parenting and Shared Parenting with supernatural spiritual guidance, you will feel the love and understanding from each of the staff members there. Please feel free to contact them today.”

Having owner operated experts, like Nina providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to Wichita and Sedgwick County, KS.

Social service organization take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their families. There are freedoms in running a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are directors like Nina Shaw-Woody that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Nina for having and continuing the social service organization model that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.

Need social service assistance? Give Kansas Family Advisory Network an opportunity by visiting them at 333 East English St., Wichita or by calling them at 316.264.2400.

In addition to running a successful social services organization, KFAN offers a Resource Closet for under-served members of the community who need clothing. Any person in need is able to come get clothing..

So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board

Nina Shaw-Woody, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Sedgwick, Shawnee, Ford, and Montgomery Counties, for having and maintaining an organization that adds to the social and financial well-being of KS and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.

Well done Nina Shaw-Woody!

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