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 …

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 …

Central Healthy Start Announces New Provider of Healthy Start Services in Hernando County

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (Sept. 1, 2016)  – The Central Healthy Start Coalition covering Citrus, Hernando, Lake and Sumter counties is pleased to announce Kids Central, Inc. as the new service provider of Healthy Start services for Hernando County, Florida effective October 1, 2016. Kids Central, Inc. currently provides Healthy Start services in Alachua and Lake Counties …

Florida Community Bank Donates to Ten Regional Organizations Dedicated to Children in Foster Care Though “Year of the Child” Program

WESTON, Fla. – February 19, 2016 – Florida Community Bank Financial Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: FCB), is committed to investing in local youth to build stronger communities and recently raised and donated to ten regional organizations to benefit children in state care through the financial institution’s “Year of the Child” initiative. Created as a core pillar …

Case Management Agency Contract Awarded for Citrus and Hernando Counties

Dear Stakeholder, I want to update our partners and community leaders on an important change occurring at Kids Central. As outlined in my letter from August 2015, Kids Central collaborated with our CMAs to restructure case management services in Circuit 5 (Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties). To improve services and outcomes for children …

Sterling Award Recipient

In June 2015, Kids Central’s achievements were acknowledged, as Kids Central became a 2015 Governor’s Sterling Award (GSA) recipient. Based on the Baldrige Management Criteria, the Florida Sterling Council awards organizations demonstrating continued performance excellence, recognizing them as a role models. To be considered, applicants complete a lengthy self-assessment, implement continuous improvement strategies, benchmark and compare …