Support Programs

Kids Central and its partners are dedicated to providing support programs to assist children and families, young adults, expectant mothers, caregivers and anyone who is invested in the well-being of children. We offer a variety of support programs to that end.

Independent Living Program

Kids Central works to help youth and young adults build a strong foundation for their lives. Our Independent Living and Extended Foster Care provide young adults with the life skills and services that they need to make a successful transition to the responsibilities of adulthood.

Learn more about Kids Central’s Independent Living Program

Healthy Start Program

Every baby deserves a healthy start, and every expectant mother deserves support. Kids Central helps expectant mothers as the managing organization for the statewide Healthy Start program in Alachua, Hernando, and Lake Counties. Screenings for this free program are available to all pregnant women and families with babies up to age 3.

Learn more about Kids Central’s Healthy Start Program

Baby Sleep Basics

Every baby deserves a healthy start, and every expectant mother deserves support. Kids Central helps expectant mothers as the managing organization for the statewide Healthy Start program in Alachua, Hernando, and Lake Counties. Screenings for this free program are available to all pregnant women and families with babies up to age 3.

Learn more about Kids Central’s Baby Sleep Basics Program

MIECHV Program

Every baby deserves a healthy start, and every expectant mother deserves support. Kids Central helps expectant mothers as the managing organization for the statewide Healthy Start program in Alachua, Hernando, and Lake Counties. Screenings for this free program are available to all pregnant women and families with babies up to age 3.

Learn more about Kids Central’s MIECHV Program

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At Kids Central, our mission of service, excellence, and caring is reflected in everything we do. We are dedicated to achieving measurable, positive outcomes for children and families in the Central Florida communities we serve. Please join us in creating brighter futures for children and families.

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In Due Time

Have you ever noticed that a Volkswagen Beetle can turn around on a dime, but tractor trailers require a lot more space and time to make the same turn? When a mom who is deep in substance abuse has her child taken away, she is much like the tractor trailer. It takes time to get …

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19th Annual Break the Silence on Violence

The FVP Workgroup and CCASA consists of representatives from a variety of social service and community agencies who work together to address and reduce family violence and substance abuse. These are both issues we must be vigilant in addressing in our community.

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The Miracle of Motherhood

What image comes to mind when you think of child welfare? Is it dark images of children being taken from their parents because they can’t safely care for them? Parents with drug addictions, domestic violence issues and unsafe living conditions? Or do you picture foster parents who help to heal and care for abused and …

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