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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 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.


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

 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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