Success Stories

Grand Parenting

The following are two kinship families who have thrived while involved with the Kinship Care program. Thank you Ashley Gussler, Kinship Case Manager, for sharing their stories. These are families who demonstrate how our hard work truly benefits the families. Jones Family Rhonda Jones has been a part of the Kinship Program for a year. …

Local Barber Shop Cuts Kids Hair

Even before Yaskira Landestoy began work at Kids Central, in the Independent Living Department, she had a heart for the children we serve.  A few days after she was offered her job position at Kids Central she found herself at RBI Barber shop in Marion Oaks getting her sons hair cut. While there, she noticed …

The Spot Family Center Receives Funding

The Spot Family Center, has received funding from Kids Central, Inc. and the Department of Children and Families for local students to receive scholarships for its 2013-2014 After School Enrichment Program which serves students in grades K-7th during the after school hours of 3pm-6pm. The Spot has 10 scholarships remaining. These scholarships are available to …

Grant Comes Home to Marion County

OCALA, FLA. –Kids Central, in partnership with LifeStream and The Centers, has been awarded a $516,295 grant by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families. The funds will be used for the Integration of Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Child Welfare Services Pilot project, delivering intensive services in-home to families suffering with debilitating …