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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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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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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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HAVANA NIGHTS – Casino Night 2023

Kids Central’s Casino Night came roaring back at full steam! Due to the pandemic, our annual Casino Night fundraiser was put on hold for three long years. The community was eager to enjoy the festivities once again, and over 250 people attended the event held on March 6th at the beautiful World Equestrian Center in …

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The NoMore Orphans Experience

Kids Central is proud to be part of the No More Orphans Experience as it comes to Ocala. REVO Church (3140 SW 26th St, Ocala, FL 34474) on Wednesday, March 1. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and dinner will be provided.

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