New Port Richey, FL – Rick Hess, President & CEO of Pasco Kids First announced his retirement to the Pasco Kids First leadership team. Hess has been with Pasco Kids First for 21 years and his retirement date will be June 29, 2018. Hess joined Pasco Kids First after 22 years of experience in juvenile […]
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At Pasco Kids First, we believe our community is strengthened when our kids are supported and nurtured by the family with whom they live. Parents and others raising children need to have the tools needed to successfully guide the lives of those kids so that they can live happy, productive lives. We also strongly believe that children have an absolute right to grow up in a safe environment that meets at a minimum their basic needs for adequate food, safe shelter and positive adult support.
Our goal is to offer services that help to keep kids safe, help them to overcome the traumatic effects of abuse and neglect they may have suffered and to offer parents concrete supports, education and coaching to help them raise their children successfully.
Pasco Kids First Inc. is a private; non-profit organization. We promote the awareness of child abuse and provide leadership to deliver the needed services to help children. We are a community based team of caring professionals devoted to improving the well-being of children. Our team is actively engaged in the prevention, assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
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Recent News Articles:
More than 85 Publix associates from ten stores worked on a variety of projects at the Pasco Kids First Children’s Advocacy Center and Healthy Families Hudson Office as part of their annual Publix Serves Day. The workers built shelving and organized the advocacy center donation closet where clothing, shoes, diapers, hygiene products and other items […]
The Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando program held their 2018 Graduation honoring 12 Graduate families at the Phi Delta Kappa Banquet Hall in Odessa sponsored by the Gulf Side Corvette Club. The Graduating Moms included: Christine Phillips, Danielle Wood-Perez, Jordain Miller, Elisha Oquendo, Sasha Crissantemi, Crystal Ward, Dawn Matthews, Margaret Millan, Nancy Cardoza, Ashley Stein and Jodi […]
Members of the New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Youth Advisory Board, Jack McMahon, Emily Ratliff, Tanner Smith and Alex Caravona, toured the Pasco Kids First Children’s Advocacy Center while bringing donations to support other kids in need. The group generously donated $500 in snacks and Meals Ready to Eat packages and $400 in toys as one of their […]
Several members of the Casa del Sol Quilter’s Group in Zephyrhills delivered a donation of 90 tummy time quilts to the Pasco Kids First Healthy Families Program in Hudson. This talented and generous group of ladies presented the beautiful quilts with a variety of children’s designs and holiday patterns. The Healthy Families workers give the […]
The Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring donated 75 new baby and toddler costumes to Pasco Kids First. The costumes will be given to families in the Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando program and to children seen at the Pasco Kids First Children’s Advocacy Center who do not have costumes this year for Halloween. The Healthy Families […]
Dade City – The Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando program of Pasco Kids First is holding a Mommies, Daddies and Me group on Wednesday, April 11th at the Dade City Women’s Club located at 37922 Palm Ave from 12pm – 2pm. Local author, Latonya Marshall will be presenting about her story as written in her book Broken […]
Odessa- The Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando program will be holding their annual Graduation on Tuesday, April 10th from 6pm-8pm at Phi Delta Kappa Banquet Hall located at 11301 Phi Delt Way in Odessa. Twelve families and 14 children will be honored as Graduates of the Healthy Families program and some of their many successes will […]
The West Pasco Publix Super Market stores have chosen Pasco Kids First for their 2018 Publix Serves Day on Tuesday, April 3rd from 8am – 12pm. Sixty to one hundred Publix associates from ten stores will be working on site at the Pasco Kids First Children’s Advocacy Center and Healthy Families Hudson Office completing […]
The Daughters of Penelope EROS Chapter 356 held a baby shower event at their monthly meeting at Spartan Manor. There was no specific mommy to be or baby present but the group of caring and generous women each brought in baby items such as diapers, toys and some of the most darling outfits for baby […]
The American Legion Riders, Chapter 79, held their 1st Annual Poker Run to benefit Pasco Kids First. They had nearly 50 riders raising $1,400 for the non-profit whose mission is to keep kids safe and strengthen families by providing services focused on the prevention, assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Ken Vaughan, […]
The Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando was selected as one of the charity recipients of the Brooksville Cinemas 14th Annual Cinema for a Cause event put on by their parent company Georgia Theatre Company receiving $4,346.50. The theatre donated all of the ticket sales, concession sales and even gratuities to selected non-profit organizations chosen by the local […]
Pasco Kids First CEO Rick Hess, Director of Development Becky Bennett and Board of Director Paul Friedlander presented North Bay Hospital CEO Sarah Naumowich and COO Jennifer Kotwicki with a shadow box of photos from the 10th Annual Pasco Kids First Family Fun Day. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital partnered with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital […]