October 1996
January 1997
March 1997
April 2000
December 29, 2002
We expanded to cover all of
Tarrant County as well as
Wise and Parker Counties.
Dallas and Mills Counties
were added to our coverage..
Second location is opened in
Early, Texas, covering Brown,
Eastland, Comanche and
surrounding areas.
Honored as one of the best
alternate care providers by the
Tarrant Business Review for
the 5th year in a row. (2002 was
last year award was given.)
We first opened our doors in
Benbrook, Texas covering the
immediate surrounding area
in Tarrant County.
TIMELINE
FIRST AIDE AGENCY
OUR STORY
The First Aide Agency was begun in 1996 by
sisters, Sheila Christoph and Nancy Gathright
after they sat in the same spot you are now
facing.....finding a caregiver that not only you can
trust, but is affordable as well. The First Aide
Agency began in Fort Worth, Texas, and now
covers most of North Central Texas. The First
Aide Agency is a not-for-profit care provider,
which simply means we charge $1-2 dollars
more per hour than what the caregiver receives.
This difference is used to help others who
cannot pay the full amount or none at all and to
cover office expenses. The First Aide Agency
receives over 90% of our calls for assistance
from referrals, which allows for more of our
funds to be used for assistance, rather than
advertising.
Sheila Christoph and Nancy Gathright
Sisters, Pam and Teresa Ribble joined our First
Aide Family in 2010.
So very excited to welcome lifelong friends, Pam
and Teresa Ribble to our First Aide Family. Pam
joins us as one of our Directors, after retiring from
30 years of teaching/coaching, in 2010. Her sister
Teresa Ribble  joined us as one of our caregivers
in 2008 and is soon to be Manager of our first care
home in Brownwood, Texas in 2012.