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Long-Time Benefactor to Donate Deltona Property to The House Next Door

Donation will enable social services to have a central location in Deltona

DELTONA, FL – (June 12, 2018) – Larry Kent, long-time Deltona businessman and entrepreneur is generously donating a parcel of property to The House Next Door.  The property is situated on the corner of Enterprise Rd and Deltona Blvd., in Deltona.   

“As a member of the Deltona business community for more than four decades, I have watched southwest Volusia County grow and become what it is today, however, there has become a tremendous gap in family education programs and mental health services that many of our neighbors need. The House Next Door has proven to be an effective organization with outstanding leadership, which made my decision to invest an easy one,” said Larry Kent.


Mr. Kent has been a supporter and benefactor of the agency for 27 years.  In 1991, Mr. Kent provided The House Next Door and I-CARE (a child abuse prevention organization) use of the model homes on his property to deliver services to families.  In 2010, with the model homes in need of remodeling, Mr. Kent invited the agency to use his former suite of offices at Justin Square to provide counseling services.  Through the years, Mr. Kent has advocated on behalf of the agency and the need for social services in the City of Deltona and southwest Volusia County.

The House Next Door has more than 40 years of experience providing mental health and trauma counseling for families and individuals, school-based programs, parenting programs, and in-home services.

The vision for the future of the property is to provide social services, by multiple agencies, in one location, for the citizens of Deltona.  To learn more about The House Next Door or to donate online, visit or call (386) 734-7571.