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.

Kids Central Corporate Office Relocation

Kids Central Corporate Office New Address:
901 Industrial Drive, Suite 200, Wildwood, FL 34785

Kids Central Corporate office is moving. We are relocating from Ocala to Wildwood. The newaddress will be: 901 Industrial Dr. Suite 200, Wildwood, FL 34785, located right off of SR 44 next to the Russell Stover store. Moving to Wildwood allows us to be more centrally located for all five counties we serve: Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter.

Our offices will be moved on August 19th and our new office will open on August 22nd. Our phones should be up and running, and the main number will remain the same, 352-873-6332. If, for some reason, you cannot get through on the phone, email us at and the person you are trying to reach will be in contact with you.

Kids Central Board Member Honored with the Florida Coalition for Children Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Mike Jordan, Kids Central Board member, was hMJordan croponored at the Florida Coalition for Children’s (FCC) annual conference. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his tireless work for Florida’s children. Click here to read the nomination letter submitted for Dr. Jordan, and see the video of Kurt Kelly, former Kids Central Board member and FCC CEO, introducing Dr. Jordan.

 You Have An Opportunity to Give Children Hope and a Future!

Jeremiah 29:11  “…for I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you;
plans to give you hope and a future.”

By Rosey Moreno-Jones

For the past two weeks, Americans have been glued to their TVs watching the amazing talent and grace with which our Women’s Gymnastics Team has dominated the 2016 Olympics.  The “Final Five” seem to have all of us, and indeed much of the world, mesmerized with their spirit, their spunk and their hopes for gold!
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One young lady has emerged at the forefront of this team because of her leadership qualities as well as her God given gymnastic abilities.  Considered to be the greatest female gymnast of all time, Simone Biles, lights up the screen with her smile and the sparkle in her eyes.  What a “national treasure” she is for America – especially after a summer that has been fraught with racial tension and political discourse.  Simone rises to the top and reminds us all that with hope anything is possible! Read More

 3 Reasons You Should Consider Becoming a Foster Parent


The month of May was National Foster Care Month. I love when the community recognizes the efforts and energy of families who are opening up their home and caring for young people who have been abused, abandoned, and neglected. Over the last almost seven years, Alicia and I have been privileged to welcome more than 30 children into our home. Seven of those young people have stayed with us and are now a part of our Forever Family. We like to call ourselves the #JohnsonDozen. I assure you, there is rarely a dull moment in our home! Read more


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