In 1971, Family Central, Inc. (FCI) began as an organization to assist working poor families in need of subsidized childcare. Nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation and certified by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training, FCI has grown into an agency serving over 18,000 in South Florida annually through family strengthening, early learning initiatives, a food program, and educational training.
In 2018, with the upcoming retirement of their tenured CEO, the Board was charged with the responsibility to strategically determine the future for FCI. In an effort to creatively and collaboratively meet the ever-changing needs within the child welfare system, FCI was acquired by Kids In Distress, Inc. in January 2019, allowing for a greater continuum of care with lower administrative costs. FCI is committed to continuing the mission of strengthening relationships and creating sustainable nurturing communities where children and families flourish.