Located at the Marilyn Kapner Levin Center for Children's Advocacy
and Child Abuse Prevention and the Allen R. Levin Family Advocacy and Education Wing

Latest News/Events

Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Chocolate Fest

Please join the Gulf Coast Kid’s House for Chocolate Fest 2015, presented by Sandy Sansing Dealerships. We will present our 12th annual chocolate lover’s extravaganza on Saturday, April 25th at Cordova Mall.

Location: Cordova Mall

Sunday, May 10, 2015 4:00 p.m. Cokesbury's Concert for a Cause

A special benefit concert that will provide much needed supplies for Gulf Coast Kid's House. Music will be provided by Roman Street, and a reception will follow the concert in the Atrium.

Location: Cokesbury Church 5725 N. 9th Avenue

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am Learn to Prevent and Recognize Child Sexual Abuse

Participate in the nationally recognized Stewards of Children course and become empowered to fight the epidemic of child sexual abuse.

Location: Gulf Coast Kid's House

Raising awareness of child abuse 1,500 miles at a time Released: 4/15/2015

Lauren Book has put a lot of miles under her shoes over the past six years. Herself a victim of child abuse, every year, Book walks 1,500 miles from Key West to Escambia County and back to Tallahassee to raise awareness of that issue.

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Child Abuse Awareness Month Roundtable Released: 4/2/2015

Kelly MacLeod, Outreach Coordinator, and Stacey Kostevicki, Executive Director, talk about regional efforts to promote April as National Child Abuse Prevention month.

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About GCKH Helping families in Pensacola and Escambia County

Gulf Coast Kid's House is a children's advocacy center serving Escambia County. As a children's advocacy center, we combine all of the professionals and resources needed for the intervention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases under one child-friendly facility. Child victims and their families also receive mental health counseling at our center. The goal of Gulf Coast Kid's House is to form a more collaborative response to child abuse cases so that we can improve case outcomes and minimize trauma to the children and families we serve.

Our Vision:

The vision of Gulf Coast Kid’s House is to provide a place where child protective services, law enforcement, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals' work together under one roof to provide comprehensive services.

Our Mission:

Facilitate the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and promote child abuse prevention awareness through community education.

Our Goals:

Board of Directors

Pamela Schwartz, Chair
Retired Educator
Debbie Ritchie, Chair Elect
Studer Group
Leslie Yandle, Immediate Past Chair
Yandle Consulting
Sherri Swann, Secretary
Lutheran Services Florida
Kathleen Baldwin, Treasurer
Warren Averett
Keith Weidner, Parliamentarian
Taylor, Warren and Weidner PA
Olevia Yates, At Large
Teri Levin, At Large
Levin Investment/Island Resort
Clifford S. (Tip) McAlpin, Past Chair
McAlpin Interiors
Malcolm Ballinger, Pat Chair
Ballinger Publishing
David Peaden II, Past Chair
President, Home Builders Association
Joe Vinson
Studer Community Development
Jeanne Prange
Lu Timothy May
Friendship M.B. Church
DeAnna Root, Past Chair
Thrifty Nickel
Stan Connally
Gulf Power Company
Ellen Kent
Bryan Ball
Hancock Insurance Agency
Malcolm Davis
Gina Maddox
Gina Maddox, LLC
Ben Townes
TOWNES + architects, P.A.
Paul Lio
Retired Investigator and RN

Board of Directors - Emeritus

Catherine Gallagher
Community Volunteer
Dean Hinton
M.D. News Gulf Coast
Sandy Sansing
Sansing Automotive
Anne Patterson
State Attorney's Office
Nancy Halford
NAI Halford Real Estate