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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS 2023

Our annual Home for the Holidays adoption event was once again held at the Marion County Courthouse. Nineteen children found their forever home in this joyous celebration! Congratulations to each and every family and child!

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STAFF HOLIDAY PARTY 2023

This year’s KCI staff holiday party was a blast! Staff enjoyed delicious food, great company, and fun holiday-themed games. We even had some special appearances by the Grinch and Santa’s elves!

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Casino Night 2024: Boot Scootin Boogie

Dust off your boots for an evening of countrified casino excitement benefiting abused and neglected children in our community! Tickets are priced at $75 per ticket, 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 …

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CARE AWARDS 2023

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 …

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month Kids Central encouraged community partners, community members, and our system of care to wear blue and plant a pinwheel garden to help bring awareness and support to the prevention of child abuse. Kids Central partners with dozens of organizations to highlight the incredible work done across …

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HALO Awards 2023

Our annual HALO Awards honors the fantastic foster families in our system of care who open their homes and hearts to children in need. This year’s celebration was held on April 22nd at the Brownwood Hotel & Spa in The Villages. The Denim and Diamonds theme focused on our incredible foster families who are tough …

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