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, September 12, 2015 8:00 AM 2nd Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival

THE DRAGONS ARE COMING!! Rally your coworkers, friends and family, and join us for Pensacola’s 2nd Annual spectacle on water – dragon boating!

Location: Bayview Park

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm 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

Saturday, September 19, 2015 8:00 AM 32nd Annual Semper Fi 5k Charity Run

The Marine Corps Aviation Association and The Marine Corps League are proud to present the 32nd Annual 5k Charity Run/Walk on September 19, 2015 at 8:00 AM in Downtown Pensacola. This year's theme is Running Through History.

Location: Downtown Pensacola

People, businesses impacting our community: Aug. 9, 2015 Released: 8/9/2015

United Way of Escambia County has announced the loaned executives (LEs) who will serve as primary advocates for the 2015-16 Workplace Campaign.

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PNJ: Gulf Coast Kid's House: No formula for child abuse Released: 8/4/2015

Ninety percent of child abuse is perpetrated by someone the child already knows.  It doesn't matter whether the child's family is rich or poor, or whether they are white or black. The pattern repeats itself.

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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

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
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
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
Todd Thomson
Greater Pensacola Chamber
Lori Storey

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