KID_WebsiteBuild_HEADERS_WHATWEDO.jpg

Neighborhood Resource Centers

The Neighborhood Projects, a network of neighborhood-based prevention projects, involve residents, families, and resources from the community to assist families to reach their full potential. The goal is to strengthen families and build strong neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Projects each have a Community Facilitator who works with community residents within an asset-based community development framework to create more support resources for families; to increase access to services by engaging community partners in the coordination of services; and to bring services closer to the people who need them. Staff also work to enhance resources by reducing duplication and encouraging community partners to work together to address local needs. All of the services and activities are endorsed by community residents but guided by research on the development of protective factors in parents and/or developmental assets of youth.

Each project reflects the assets and challenges of their respective neighborhoods.  Their strategies reflect the communities’ response to issues of isolation, poverty, unemployment, lack of education and single-parent households that were determined in the initial research (on factors in families with children coming into care) that informed the first project in West Ocala.

Kids Central Neighborhood Projects are a network of neighborhood-based resource centers. They were created to engage families in services that promote family well-being, safety, and health. The projects involve residents, families, and resources from the community to assist families to reach their full potential. The goal is to strengthen families and build strong neighborhoods.

What is offered:

  • GED Resources
  • Job Searches
  • Social Service Referral
  • Trainings and Workshops
  • ACCESS Florida Application Site
  • Family Support Services

Get Involved

Donate or Volunteer

215 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475
352.732.0457

HOURS:
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Closed 1pm – 2pm for lunch

336 S. Main Street
Wildwood, FL 34785
352.748.1354

HOURS:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed 12:30 pm – 1pm for lunch

attend an event

Neighborhood Resource Centers

The Neighborhood Projects, a network of neighborhood-based prevention projects, involve residents, families, and resources from the community to assist families to reach their full potential. The goal is to strengthen families and build strong neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Projects each have a Community Facilitator who works with community residents within an asset-based community development framework to create more support resources for families; to increase access to services by engaging community partners in the coordination of services; and to bring services closer to the people who need them. Staff also work to enhance resources by reducing duplication and encouraging community partners to work together to address local needs. All of the services and activities are endorsed by community residents but guided by research on the development of protective factors in parents and/or developmental assets of youth.

Each project reflects the assets and challenges of their respective neighborhoods.  Their strategies reflect the communities’ response to issues of isolation, poverty, unemployment, lack of education and single-parent households that were determined in the initial research (on factors in families with children coming into care) that informed the first project in West Ocala.

Kids Central Neighborhood Projects are a network of neighborhood-based resource centers. They were created to engage families in services that promote family well-being, safety, and health. The projects involve residents, families, and resources from the community to assist families to reach their full potential. The goal is to strengthen families and build strong neighborhoods.

What is offered:

  • GED Resources
  • Job Searches
  • Social Service Referral
  • Trainings and Workshops
  • ACCESS Florida Application Site
  • Family Support Services

Get Involved

Donate or Volunteer

215 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475
352.732.0457

HOURS:
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Closed 1pm – 2pm for lunch

336 S. Main Street
Wildwood, FL 34785
352.748.1354

HOURS:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed 12:30 pm – 1pm for lunch

attend an event