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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Kids Central Featured on WCJB TV 20

WCJB-TV20-Gainesville-LogoThank you to Stephanie Bechara for coming out and doing a feature on the event held at Foster Parent Recruiter, Rosey Moreno-Jones’ home and farm. The families and staff enjoyed a wonderful day of horseback riding and socializing. Tender Moments Videography was also on hand to video tape a new foster parent recruitment video. You can see the video by clicking here.

6th Annual Tee Off for Kids

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 6th Annual Tee Off for Kids! It was a great day and on behalf of the children and families we serve, we are grateful to everyone who contributed to the success of the event! On behalf of our CEO and Board of Directors, thank you to all of our sponsors, our golfers and our volunteers!


Upcoming Adoption Appreciation and Holiday Events

November is National Adoption Month, and Kids Central participates in local adoption appreciation and awareness events. Visit the upcoming event page for more information.

With the holidays approaching, Kids Central and its partners need help caring for the families we serve. Fundraisers and toy drives are held to raise funds and gifts for local children. Visit the upcoming event page for more information.


Magical Christmas Holiday DinnerMagical Christmas

In partnership with Caliber Home Loans, a Magical Christmas Holiday Dinner will be held December 4th at the Ocala Hilton. All proceeds and gifts raised for the dinner benefit Kids Central and the families we serve. Sponsorships are currently being collected. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Jinky Diaz at Caliber Home Loans is the Platinum Sponsor and organizer of this fundraiser, and Kids Central is grateful for their support. To learn more about sponsorship levels, click here. To become a sponsor, please fill out the sponsorship confirmation.


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