About Kids Central

Kids Central is the lead agency in Florida responsible for providing services to children and families in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties.  The agency develops and manages a  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 and young adults through prevention services, in-home care, foster care, and adoption.  Learn more about services provided by Kids Central and visit Kids Central’s Home Page by clicking here.

Kids Central contracts with provider agencies that share our vision for providing cutting edge child welfare services for the children and families we serve.  These agencies have a proven track record for providing quality services.

Effective 8/22/16, Kids Central’s headquarters will relocate to:

Kids Central, Inc.
901 Industrial Drive, Suite 200
Wildwood, FL  34785

Foster Care,  Adoption And Protective Supervision Case Management Services

Foster Care and Adoption Case Management is provided by The Centers in Marion County, Children’s Home Society in Lake and Sumter Counties, and YFA in Hernando and Citrus Counties.

The Centers

Marion County 
3300 SW 34th Avenue
Ocala, Florida  34442
Main Office (352) 867-1536
 

LifeStream
(effective 8/1/16 replaced Children’s Home Society)

Sumter County                          Lake County
901 Industrial Drive                     1300 Duncan Dr
Wildwood, FL 34785                    Tavares, FL 32278
Phone: 352-748-9999                 Phone: 352-742-1590
 

Youth and Family Alternatives (YFA)

Citrus County                                  Hernando County
2440 N. Essex Ave                            19245 Cortez Blvd.  
Inverness, Florida  34442                  Brooksville, Florida
Phone: 352-344-2933                       Phone:  352-277-5860