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.

Keeping Brothers and Sisters Together in Foster and Adoptive Homes

By Rosey Moreno-Jones

“My brothers and sisters – you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown”

                                                                           Philippians 4:1


The longest relationships we shall have in our lives are with our siblings.  In most cases, we will be part of our brothers’ and sisters’ lives much longer than our parents, our spouses, or our children. With our brothers and sisters we share a lifelong bond and the loss of a sibling is one of the most painful losses we can experience. Read More

Faith in Action

By Pastor Chris Johnson

Chris and Alicia

Faith is a hope that is placed in something that cannot be seen or understood.  Hebrews 11:6 defines it this way: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  It is confidence in the fact that there is someone who is greater than one’s self who has a purpose and a plan for each life; however, faith is more than just mental assent to a body of facts.  Genuine faith will move an individual to action.  How strong is one’s faith if it cannot be put to the test?  The only way to demonstrate a trust in this unseen evidence is to step out of what is comfortable or easily explained. 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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