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

Latest News/Events

Tuesday, November 18, 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

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.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

Local DCF is Leader in Collaboration Released: 10/2/2014

The sadness, confusion and outrage associated with recent child deaths in Florida is palpable. Humanity is not meant to accept child deaths, such as the six babies, age 3 months to 10 years, who were murdered by their grandfather last month in Gilchrist County. In the panhandle, we are lucky to have committed child protection agencies.

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Gulf Coast Kid's House Seeks Support for 13th Annual Panhandle Charitable Open Released: 8/29/2014

Gulf Coast Kid’s House is seeking golfers, sponsors and silent auction donations for the upcoming Panhandle Charitable Open. The 13th Annual Panhandle Charitable Open (PCO) Golf Tournament is September 26-27, 2014 at the Marcus Pointe Golf Club.

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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
EmCare
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
Volunteer
Bryan Ball
Hancock Insurance Agency
Drexel Gilbert
Drexel Gilbert Enterprises
Malcolm Davis
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