Building Better Lives

Protecting Children, Supporting Families, and Engaging Communities


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Kids Central understands the importance of a family unit. When safely possible, we work to keep families together and strive to bring them back together through case management coordination, and family support services. As a prevention program, Kids Central offers Kinship Care Support for relatives raising relative children to keep them from entering foster care. For children, who cannot safely remain with their families, Kids Central recruits, trains, and licenses foster homes. Adoption services are also provided to find permanent living arrangements for children after judicial involvement.


and Families

Child safety is of utmost concern. Through child abuse prevention programming, family support services, and case management coordination, Kids Central puts the safety and well-being of children first. For young adults exiting foster care, Kids Central provides the Independent Living Program to help youth transition from foster care to adulthood safely and with support.


Kids Central Inc is working to create a brighter future for children and their families by building better lives through protecting children supporting families and engaging communities

Why Kids Central?

Kids Central strives to continue to be the most effective and recognizable lead-agency. Our focus is on providing child-centered practices that continue to strengthen families, and create, support, and maintain a safe environment for children. We ensure these goals are met by continuing to focus on integrity, accountability, excellence, empowerment, collaboration, and innovation. Kids Central strives every day to embrace the purpose of building better lives.

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  • 247

    Children Adopted
  • 378

    Children Reunited
  • 66

    Foster Homes Licensed

July 2021 - June 2022


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    You can make a difference in the lives of local children and families by volunteering with Kids Central. Kids Central offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities to fit your time, talents and interest

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Dust off your boots for an evening of countrified casino excitementbenefiting abused and neglected children in our community! Tickets are regularly priced at $75, or a  fantastic discount rate of two tickets for $125. • Featuring Craps, Blackjack Roulette, a Texas Hold ’Em Tournament, and Slot-Style Games!• Use your winnings to bid on fabulous prizes!• Food and …


Honoring Child Welfare Excellence In Circuit 5 On Friday, October 13, 2023, professionals from throughout Kids Central’s system of care gathered at Circle Square Commons in Ocala for the CARE Awards and training. “CARE” stands for “Celebrating Achievement, Recognizing Excellence,” and that is exactly what took place at this year’s awards ceremony. The CARE Awards …


SAVE THE DATE! Donate to Kids Central during Give4Marion! Join us on September 19th & 20th in helping children and families in need throughout Marion County. Raise money and awareness for Kids Central through this 33-hour giving campaign! To help donate or fund raise for Kids Central, visit the event webpage or scan the QR …