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.
Every April, Kids Central launches End Kids’ Tears, its child abuse prevention campaign. End Kids’ Tears is a collaborative effort to raise awarenss of child abuse and promote healthy parenting. For more information on abuse in your community, read the community statistic sheets. Get more involved by attending an April event, by pledging to be more involved and aware in your neighborhood, or by donating to the campagin.
Steak and Polo for Kids at Grand Oaks Resort was a great success. Over 120 guests attended the the elegant yet comfortable dinner supporting Kids Central. As part of the guests attending, Representatives Dennis Baxley and Jimmie Smith; Tom Warner, Resort Manager; Kids Central Board Members, Stephen Spivey, Dick Hancock, Rebecca Schatt, and Gail Burry; and CEO, John Cooper. As an added bonus and exciting addition, the attending United States Equestian Association took it upon themselves to raise additional funds. Kids Central would like to extend the sincerest thanks to all who made it possible but especially The Grand Oaks Resort and Gold and Associates.