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 encourage excellence and innovation among the child welfare professionals of Circuit 5 – Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties. While all of our case management team, support staff, and community partners work tirelessly to support the children and families in our care, the CARE Awards give special recognition to those who go the extra mile. These exceptional individuals positively impact our work in child welfare and serve as role models to others. Everyone had a wonderful time at the event.

Thank you to our events sponsors YFA, Marsh McLennan Agency, and Mindshare Technology, as well as to our goody bag sponsors GOLD Marketing, Making it Matthews, Angie Lewis- State Farm Agent, Alani Nu, and Evelyn & Arthur. We look forward to the 2024 CARE Awards and honoring another year of excellence in service to our children and families!