Kids Central, Inc. is the not-for-profit lead agency selected by the State of Florida to coordinate child protection services in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties (Circuit 5). 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 children through abuse/neglect prevention services, in-home care, foster care, and adoption.
Together with involvement from the communities we serve, Kids Central is truly fostering a better way of life for children and families in our part of the Sunshine State. Explore our site to learn about who we are, what we do and how we can help.
Open Your Heart Recruitment Event
Kids Central held its first large scale foster and adoptive parent recruitment event on February 23, 2013 at The Father’s House in Leesburg. The focus of the event was testimonials from foster and adoptive families. To see presentations at the event, visit the Becoming a Foster Parent page.
Children’s Issues Advocacy Group and Communication Forum
To leverage optimal outcomes and community support, Kids Central created an advocacy group and communication forum for issues facing children and families in Circuit 5 – Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties. Community members will receive information about how to support Kids Central’s mission along with updates about events and activities.
By providing your contact information in the linked form below, you are agreeing to receive information from Kids Central’s Community Development Department. Members of the advocacy group and communication forum must be at least 18 years old.