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THREE LOCAL LEADERS HONORED WITH LEADERSHIP AWARDS FROM FLORIDA COALITION FOR CHILDREN

John Aitken, Chief Financial Officer of Kids Central; Stephen Spivey, Kids Central Board of Directors Member and former Circuit Judge; and Senator Dennis Baxley were recognized by the Florida Coalition for Children (FCC) at its 2017 conference and awards ceremony in Boca, Florida. During the conference where over 500 child welfare professionals, providers, legislators and …

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Equine Experience: Riding, Caring, & Healing at MTRA

As of today, the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association has worked with over 30 children who are living in foster care. The program provides a recreational and therapeutic activity allowing children to build relationships, confidence, leadership, self-esteem and many other life skills through a relationship with a horse. This is accomplished through once a week hour …

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HALO 2017: Foster Parent Training and Recognition Gala

Each year Kids Central holds a unique educational conference to address the emotional and practical challenges foster parents face when caring for abused and neglected children. In addition to the valuable educational component, Kids Central hosts the HALO Awards to recognize and reward the dedicated foster parents. It is vitally important to provide these unsung …

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A New Heart

When 57-year-old Joyce went for her annual routine check-up at the physician’s office, she was not expecting to hear bad news. She was only concerned about paying her co-pay. You see, Joyce, lives on a very low, fixed income which doesn’t provide much room for medical co-pays and extra expenses or groceries. Joyce shared how …

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Are You A Balcony Person or a Basement Person?

By Rosey Moreno-Jones “Be men of courage. Be strong. Do everything with kindness and love”“Be men of courage. Be strong. Do everything with kindness and love” 1 Corinthians 16:13 – 14   Recently, I read a Facebook post by one of our wonderful foster moms who was having a particularly tough day (and night!) with …

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Happy Fathers Day

By Rosey Moreno-Jones “The righteous man walks in his integrity.  His children are blessed after him”  –Proverbs 20:7 June is here…the official start of summer and the month that children across the nation wait for from January on! The end of school and the beginning of summer vacation – bike riding, swimming, the beach, summer camp, …

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