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Kids Central helps create brighter futures for children and families in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties (Circuit 5) and Central Florida. The agency develops and manages a comprehensive, community-based system-of-care for abused, neglected, and abandoned children and their families. Kids Central is committed to promoting the welfare of expectant mothers, babies, children, families and young adults through prevention services, in-home care, foster care, and adoption. Kids Central is changing the community for the better – one life at a time.
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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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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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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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Give4Marion

SAVE THE DATE! Donate to Kids Central during Give4Marion! Join us on September 19th & 20th in helping children and families in need throughout Marion County. Raise money and awareness for Kids Central through this 33-hour giving campaign! To help donate or fund raise for Kids Central, visit the event webpage or scan the QR …

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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 …

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