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.

Together with involvement from the communities we serve, Kids Central is Building Better Lives® and strengthening families in our part of the Sunshine State.

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 Casino Night LogoBe An Agent of Change for Children in Need

Enjoy an evening of thrilling casino action benefiting abused and neglected children in our community! Purchase tickets before April 30th and use discount code, CEOSpecial, for $10 off each ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at Event Brite.

Contact Nicole Pulcini-Mason today at 352.387.3474 to purchase tickets, to learn more about the event, or to become a sponsor.


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Inaugural HALO Awards – Honoring Excellence in Fostering

Join Kids Central in recognizing Central Florida foster parents who excel at Helping And Loving Others at the HALO Awards. Their commitment to caring for abused and neglected children deserves recognition. You can help support Central Florida’s great foster parents by attending this lavish affair, sponsoring the event or donating a gift basket. For more information, contact Rosey Moreno-Jones at 352-387-3424 or Nicole Pulcini Mason at 352-387-3474.  Purchase individual tickets or a table online.

The HALO Awards festivities will be held in The Villages and include a red carpet welcome, a reception, live music performances by The Edge Effect and NexGen Band, and a speech by keynote speaker, Lucas Boyce of the Orlando Magic.


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The End Kids’ Tears Campaign for 2015 is being planned right now. We would love to have even more Pinwheel gardens in and around Ocala and Marion County. These gardens help increase the awareness of child abuse and the prevention of child abuse during the month of April, Child Abuse Prevention Month. If your business or organization would like more information on sponsoring a Pinwheel garden contact Jennifer Clark at 352-387-3530 or

The Challenges and Rewards of Fostering Teens: Fostering and Adopting SeriesHL_logo_990

Lake Healthy Living magazine will be publishing a series on fostering and adopting. They have published the third article of the series. Click here to read the article.






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