Through the 2014 100 Strong Campaign, which encompassed all women, Kimberly’s Center identified a strong group of mission movers that were looking to remain engaged with our advocacy efforts. Through this quiet, consistent dedication, an idea was suggested to formulate a Women’s Giving Circle to ensure we capture the spirit of our philanthropic women. Each […]

Grooming is a subtle, gradual, and escalating process of building trust with a child. It is deliberate and purposeful. Abusers may groom children for weeks, months, or even years—before any sexual abuse actually takes place. It usually begins with behaviors that may not even seem to be inappropriate. Grooming children may include: Befriending a child […]

Welcoming to every Child

June 15, 2015

Over the past 15 years, Kimberly’s Center has maintained focus on the children and families served and providing the building blocks towards resilience.  From the moment any child walks through the doors of Kimberly’s Center, staff are working to engage that child and family, to create a sense of trust in order to ultimately be […]


November 25, 2014

Touch is more than a sense. It’s the way we feel the world. It’s how we know protection from danger and pleasure from pain. Touch connects us to each other in profound ways. What if this gift were taken from us? What if instead of connecting us to each other, touch were misused and became […]

Wishes DO come true!

March 20, 2014

Wingard Creative has selected six nonprofit organizations to benefit from its first round of  “The Wishing Well,” a pro-bono program that will award $50,000 in creative services to nonprofit organizations this year. The winning organizations are City Rescue Mission, First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Kimberly’s Center for Child Protection — The Marion County Children’s […]

Best of the Best

December 27, 2013

Did you know???   Earlier this year, the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) presented the Outstanding Service Award in Mental Health Response to Roberta “Robby” Lapp, OUR Clinical Director!  The honor came at the 29th National Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, Alabama.  Approximately 1,000 child abuse professionals from 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto […]