KCI Quarterly Service Awards & Ice Cream Social

KCI Staff, from both the Wildwood and Ocala office, enjoyed ice cream and good company at the Quarterly Service Award Meeting held on May 18, 2023. Offices were able to join each other via Zoom to honor and recognize all employees who have been with Kids Central from one year, up to 17 years. Our …

KCI Company Retreat

On February 16, Kids Central conducted a company retreat at Hickory Point Park in Tavares. More than 200 employees attended the event and participated in several team building activities, shared a barbeque lunch, and enjoyed the beautiful setting of Hickory Point and Lake Harris. The day concluded with many of the team members receiving recognition …

In Due Time: A Reunification Story

Have you ever noticed that a Volkswagen Beetle can turn around on a dime, but tractor trailers require a lot more space and time to make the same turn? When a mom who is deep in substance abuse has her child taken away, she is much like the tractor trailer. It takes time to get …

Turning the Corner: A Reunification Story

The Taylor family became involved in the child welfare system when their only child, one year-old Jason, was sheltered from them due to the substance abuse and domestic violence issues. Typical to these cases, substance abuse shad negative effects on their relationship, their ability to communicate effectively and to properly care for their son. Their …

Reunification: The Journey

By: Barbara Myshrall What image comes to mind when you think of child welfare? Is it dark images of children being taken from their parents because they can’t safely care for them? Parents with drug addictions, domestic violence issues and unsafe living conditions? Or do you picture foster parents who help to heal and care …

The Miracle of Motherhood

As a Mother whose children didn’t grow “under my heart – but in it” – I am always amazed and in awe at the miracle of birth. What a wondrous God we have who knew that babies would need the bond and unconditional love that comes from being cradled in a womb, carried by a …