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Serving Our Community for over 25 Years
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:
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 […]
Mary Anne Richard and Joanne Krapf chose Pasco Kids First to be the beneficiary of their December Quarter Auction held at Trinity Meeting Center. The event included several vendors who donated auction items as well as gave guests a chance to shop for those last minute holiday gifts and treats. The Law Office of Debora […]
O’Brien’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Wesley Chapel held a toy drive to benefit kids served by Pasco Kids First. The restaurant had boxes out for patrons to place their unwrapped dolls, games, stuffed animals and more. They also gave the donors a discount on their bill for contributing. The restaurant displayed poster boards of […]
The Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity Past President, Shean Hylton and member Billy Sage, presented Pasco Kids First with a check donation of $519.84 and $500 in food items for families in need. They included several traditional favorites including potatoes, gravy, beef stew, vegetables, spaghetti and sauce. In addition, the children in the families loved […]
The Friends of D-10 Society held a toy drive house party to benefit kids in need served at the Pasco Kids First Children Advocacy Center and the Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando program. An unwrapped toy was the cost for entry into the party in South Tampa. The toy drive has been coordinated by Heide Priess and […]
The Lucas Magazine Community Foundation presented Pasco Kids First with a $500.00 contribution toward the non-profit organization’s mission to keep kids safe and strengthen families. The Foundation was established in 2015 to support charitable and educational purposes including but not limited to helping individuals and organizations in the community, focusing on veterans, children, first-responders and […]
The 8th Annual Lauren’s Kids Walk in My Shoes will be coming to Pasco County on Tuesday, March 13th. The walk will start and end at Pasco Kids First Children’s Advocacy Center, located at 7344 Little Road in New Port Richey. The walk will be approximately 6 miles with a half way point at Pasco-Hernando State […]
The Intrinsic Wellness Clinic in Wesley Chapel organized a Stock the Stuffing event at the Seven Oaks Clubhouse to support kids and teens served by Pasco Kids First. Cathy Di Leo organized the event on behalf of Dr. Todd Di Leo and the clinic to give back to the community. They recruited Executive Chef Peter […]
Pastor Freddy Santos, Rose Santos and Lesamarie Clary with Daily Transformation Ministries presented the Pasco Kids First Trauma Therapy Team Clinical Director, Kelly Plouffe, with toys and gift cards to assist with the wish list of 27 kids and teens receiving trauma therapy services. The Trauma Therapy Team provides victim advocacy and specialized therapy for […]
The Kienast Family sponsored a family with six children for Christmas. Penny Kienast and her children Carter, Cooper and Piper presented a car load of gifts to Pasco Kids First Trauma Therapist Carolyn Harris for the family. In addition, Cooper and Carter organized a gift card drive around their Estancia neighborhood in Wesley Chapel collecting […]
The Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando held an “Everybody’s Birthday Bash”” as part of their monthly Mommies, Daddies and me groups at the American Legion in Brooksville. More than 75 people attended and ten agencies were represented providing families with treats, balloons and activities. Kids even had a special visit from Elmo and Cookie Monster. “It […]
Pasco Kids First held their 10th Annual Family Fun Day event presented by Morton Plant North Bay Hospital at Sims Park which had approximately 10,000 in attendance. Kids and families enjoyed arts, crafts, games and activities at more than 45 vendors and loved getting the opportunity to sit in the big trucks as part of […]