Kids Central, Inc. is the nonprofit organization serving Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties. The agency develops and manages a comprehensive, community-based system of care for abused, neglected and abandoned children and their families. Kids Central is committed to promoting the welfare of expectant mothers, babies, children and young adults through prevention services, in-home care, foster care, and adoption.
Together with involvement from the communities we serve, Kids Central is Building Better Lives® and strengthening families in our part of the Sunshine State.
Help Us Give Every Child a Christmas
Making sure every child has holiday gifts to open increases self-esteem, shows love, & teaches new traditions. Kids Central serves over 500 children in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties in foster care. We invite you to participate and help us provide a Christmas experience for foster and kinship children and teens in our community.
By contributing, you will help make a meaningful difference in a child’s life. Learn more or donate here.
Golfers Tee Off for Kids!
A crowd of 77 golfers descended upon The Black Diamond Quarry Course on Veterans Day to Compete so Our Children Win! The 5th Annual Tee Off for Kids sought veterans this year to come and celebrate Veterans Day while raising money for Kids Central’s unfunded prevention programs.
Retired Lt. Col. Frank Rasbury was Kids Central’s honored guest. He played in a foursome comprised of Kids Central CEO and veteran, John Cooper; Florida Coalition for Children CEO, Kurt Kelly; and Big Bend CBC CEO, Mike Watkins.
This year there were more sponsors and supporters than ever before. Several members of the Kids Central Board of Directors were present for the closing ceremonies which was also attended by Florida Rep. Jimmie Smith of the Community and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, and US Congressman and former Hernando Sheriff, Richard Nugent. Read more about the event at Tee Off for Kids Golf Tournament.