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.
Local Lake County Family Recognized as an Angel in Adoption™
at National Event in Washington, D.C.
Lake County, Florida – The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) honored David and Melanie Stimmell as Angels in Adoption™ at an awards ceremony on October 6 and gala on October 7 in Washington, D.C.
The Stimmell family was honored for their dedication and service to the care of siblings. Driven by a divine calling to care for orphans, the Stimmells became a licensed foster family in Lake County 2001. In 2011, two brothers came to stay for the weekend and have never left. Biological parents to four children (three boys and one girl), they know how important it is to keep brothers and sisters together and how great the need is for families who can care for siblings. Read more.
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 winners. 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.