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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

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

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

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
  • Pam Schwartz - Retired Educator

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