Located at the Marilyn Kapner Levin Center for
Children's Advocacy and Child Abuse Prevention

Latest News/Events

Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:00 pm Chocolate Fest Tickets On Sale Now!!!

Purchase your Chocolate Fest Tickets beginning March 25 at Sam's Club #8119, Gulf Coast Kid's House, or online at www.pensacolachocolatefestival.com

Location: Gulf Coast Kid's House
Don't miss this chocolate extravaganza

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3rd Annual One Day Without Shoes Barefoot Party & Benefit

Join us for the 3rd Annual One Day Without Shoes Barefoot Party & Benefit. Come enjoy live music by Michael Lockwood, free beer and food from Pensacola Bay Brewery, and fun and games for all ages! All proceeds from this event help buy shoes for our awesome local charity Gulf Coast Kid's House! We've raised over $1500 each year and we're looking to double that this year!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 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

Chocolate Fest Tickets are here! Released: 3/25/2014

Chocolate Fest tickets now available.

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Sponsor Needed to Help "From Blue to Better" Set World Record Released: 3/11/2014

In partnership with Baskerville-Donovan, Fluid Metalworks, and Vital Signs, the From Blue to Better partner agencies are building the world's largest pinwheel on the Gulf Coast Kid's House property. A $5,000 title sponsor is needed to help fund the 8-foot-high, record-setting pinwheel.

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Gulf Coast Kid's House - Pensacola, Fl Recognizing child abuse

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
Yandel Consulting
Sherri Swann, Secretary
Lutheran Services Florida
Kathleen Baldwin, Tresurer
Warren Averett
Keith Weidner, Parliamentarian
Taylor, Warren and Weidner PA
Olevia Yates, At Large
Teri Levin, At Large
Levin Investment/Island Resort
Clifford S. McAlpin, Past Chair
McAlpin Interiors
Malcolm Ballinger, Pat Chair
Ballinger Publishing
David Peaden II, Past Chair
President, Home Builders Association
Joe Vinson
Appleyard Agency
Jeanne Prange
Gulf Coast Community Bank
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
Drexel Gilbert
Drexel Gilbert Enterprises
Malcolm Davis

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