In FCNI’s Year Seven, a major community issue of runaway youth would take center stage. These youth were ending up in emergency rooms and local shelters–a far cry from the “childhoods” they were supposed to be having. Additionally, services to meet the needs of this youth and those children in the county needing protective care were as odds. Jim, utilizing the newly established CSN, moved to find a solution. From their collaborative work, Jim secured funding for a new program: the Family Intervention Program (FIP). The program, which was widely successful, would be another example of FCNI’s ongoing commitment to keeping youth in families, especially their own, and providing them the supports needed to become self-sufficient and not “system” dependent.