Building Better Lives®

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.

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Florida Sterling Council and Governor Scott Recognizes Kids Central with Governor’s Sterling Award

May 2015 – Kids Central was named one of seven Governor’s Sterling Award 2015-5-11_Sterling_2015_Recipient_Logowinners. The prestigious Governor’s Sterling Award will be bestowed at the 2015 Governor’s Sterling Award Banquet at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes on Friday, June 5, 2015. Read the full story.

 Casino Night LogoBe An Agent of Change for Children in Need

Enjoy an evening of thrilling casino action benefiting abused and neglected children in our community! Purchase your tickets today for $75/each and for an additional $50 enter the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament for a chance to win the bigger ticket item prizes. Tickets can be purchased online at Event Brite or by contacting Nicole at 352.387.3474.


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Unique Foster Parent Training Event & Inaugural HALO Awards

Join Kids Central for an evening of education, fellowship and recognition at the HALO Awards-recognizing Central Florida foster parents who excel at Helping And Loving Others. Each year Kids Central holds a unique educational conference to address the emotional and practical challenges foster parents face when caring for abused and neglected children. Excitingly, the 2015 event unveils new and unique features the foster parents are sure to enjoy. Their commitment to caring for abused and neglected children deserves recognition. You can help support Central Florida’s selfless foster parents by attending this lavish affair, sponsoring the event or donating a gift basket. For more information, contact Rosey Moreno-Jones at 352-387-3424 or Nicole Pulcini Mason at 352-387-3474. Purchase individual tickets or a table online.

The HALO Awards festivities will be held in The Villages and include a red carpet welcome, a reception, an educational speech by keynote speaker, Lucas Boyce of the Orlando Magic, and live music performances by The Edge Effect and NexGen Band.

The Challenges and Rewards of Fostering Teens: Fostering and Adopting SeriesHL_logo_990

Lake Healthy Living magazine will be publishing a series on fostering and adopting. They have published the third article of the series. Click here to read the article.






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