To report a case of child abuse, call the Abuse Hotline at 1 800 96ABUSE Learn More Facebook You Tube
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


Board Meetings

As a contract holder with the Florida Department of Health, portions of Gulf Coast Kid’s House executive committee and board meetings are open to the public. The last 10 minutes of each meeting will be dedicated to discussing state funded programs and will be open to the public

  • Location: Gulf Coast Kid's House
  • Address: 3401 N 12th Ave
  • Date: January - December 1 - 31, 2019
  • Time: 12:50-1:00 pm

GCKH Board Meeting Dates – 4th Wednesday of month. Gulf Coast Kid’s House 3401 North 12th Ave Pensacola, FL 32503


  • 1/23/19 @ 12:50
  • 2/27/19 @  12:50
  • 3/27/19 @  12:50
  • 4/24/19 @  12:50
  • 5/22/19 @  12:50
  • 6/26/19 @  12:50
  • 7/24/19 @  12:50
  • 8/28/19 @  12:50
  • 9/25/19 @  12:50
  • 10/23/19 @  12:50
  • 11/20/19 @  12:50 (early due to holiday)
  • No December meeting


Executive Committee meetings for 2019 – 2nd Wednesday of the month at Envision, 350 W Cedar St, Pensacola, FL 32502, 4th floor;


  • 1/9/19 @  12:50
  • 2/13/19 @  12:50
  • 3/13/19 @  12:50
  • 4/10/19 @  12:50
  • 5/8/19 @  12:50
  • 6/12/19 @  12:50
  • 7/10/19 @  12:50
  • 8/14/19 @  12:50
  • 9/11/19 @  12:50
  • 10/09/19 @  12:50
  • 11/13/19 @  12:50 (earlier due to holiday)
  • No December meeting


Brunch & Bubbles 2019

  • Location: Portofino Island Resort
  • Address: 10 Portofino Dr, Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561
  • Date: May 19, 2019
  • Time: 11am
  • Cost: $150 for individual tickets

Presented by Sandy Sansing Dealerships

Join our honorary chair, Mr. Jim Reeves, sound side for a champagne brunch provided by local chefs from your favorite restaurants like The Grand Marlin, Union Public House, and H20 at the Hilton.  Guests will enjoy live music provided by the talented John Ripley while sipping endless cocktails and bidding on silent and live auctions of "experience" packages. 

Email for sponsorship information. 

Recent Past Events

Chocolate Fest 2019

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Now in its 16th year, Chocolate Fest is an annual fundraiser benefiting Gulf Coast Kid’s House. As you walk through the corridors of Cordova Mall, you fill up your “to-go” box with mouth-watering chocolate treats donated by popular local restaurants.

  • Location: Cordova Mall
  • Address: 5100 N. 9th Ave.
  • Date: March 30, 2019
  • Time: VIP from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. / General Admission: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Cost: $25 VIP Entry and $15 General Admission

Please join the Gulf Coast Kid’s House for Chocolate Fest 2019.  We will present our 16th annual chocolate lover’s extravaganza on Saturday, March 30th at Cordova Mall. Attendees may purchase a VIP ticket for $25 for exclusive access from 12 – 1 pm or a General Admission ticket for $15 and attend from 1-3 pm.

Tickets available here

VIP Tickets $25 (12-1 PM)
Ticket holders will be allowed early access to Chocolate Fest from 12 – 1 PM!

$15 General admission (1-3 PM)
Tickets will be  available at the door on Saturday, March 30th.

This chocolate is for a cause.  By participating in the 16th Annual Chocolate Fest, you are helping to raise funds that ensure child victims of abuse and neglect receive timely, effective and streamlined treatment.  

Pensacola Chocolate Fest Chocolatiers

Congratulations to the 2018 People’s Choice Award Winner:  The Krewe of Gatsby Girls

Interested in showcasing your chocolate creations at the 2019 Chocolate Fest?  All we ask is that Chocolatiers bring 1,200 bite-size samples of your best chocolate creation!  Bring marketing material and table decorations and use this as a chance to really promote your business! Call 595-5783 or email for more information.

Thank you to Sandy Sansing Dealerships our presenting sponsor!

We'd also like to thank

Grand Latte: WearTV and Cumulus Media

Truffle: Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Main Street Properties, Cat Country/New Radio, iHeartRadio

Mocha: Live Oak Landscaping, Baptist Health CareReady, Set Smile

Caramel: Harvester's Credit Union, Navy Federal Credit Union, Sacred Heart Health Systems

Chocolate Kiss: Brenda & Jim Walker, Fishbein Orthodontics, Combined Insurance Services of NW Florida, Gilmore Family Dentistry

Others: Award Masters, Elite Quality Clean, Dreamland Skate Center, Fast Eddie's Fun Center, Cactus Flower Cafe

2019 Chocolatiers 

Want to participate?  Click here to download a participant form 

Cordova Rotary Pancakes with Santa

Pensacola Cordova Rotary presents Pancakes with Santa on Saturday, November 17th from 8-10:30 am. This event has been moved into November to offer professional photography, that guests can use for holiday cards. Come enjoy breakfast, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and children's activities with Santa's elves for only $10 a ticket and children 3 and under are free.

Tickets available at the door.

  • Location: Gulf Coast Kid's House
  • Address: 3401 N 12th Ave
  • Date: November 17, 2018
  • Time: 8am
  • Cost: $10 per person, kids 3 and under are free


Breaking the Silence Luncheon

  • Location: Pensacola Yacht Club
  • Date: October 16, 2018
  • Time: 11:30am
  • Cost: Complimentary - invite only event

Please join us at the 

Gulf Coast Kid's House 
Breaking the Silence Luncheon 

At this inspirational luncheon, you will hear firsthand from a family who was helped by Gulf Coast Kid's House. This luncheon is critical for raising awareness about child abuse in our community. Learn how Gulf Coast Kid's House is helping Escambia County children and families victimized by abuse. 

At this lunch, we hope you will be inspired to financially support our mission.

There is no obligation to give and no gift is too small. 

If you are interested in reserving a seat please contact us at

Panhandle Charitable Open

  • Location: Marcus Pointe Golf Club & Stonebrook Golf Course
  • Date: September 28 - 29, 2018
  • Cost: varied
The Panhandle Charitable Open established in memory of my son John Ryan Peacock, is a 2 day, 2 person best ball golf tournament benefitting local charities.
The Panhandle Charitable Open established in memory of John Peacock's son, John Ryan Peacock, is a 2 day, 2 person best ball golf tournament benefitting local charities. The main charities this year will be Gulf Coast Kid's House, Council On Aging, and Child Guardian Inc. The website is

Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival

  • Location: Bayview Park
  • Date: September 8, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 am
  • Cost: $2500 for a corporate team, $1500 for a non-profit, early bird discounts available


Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson race 300 meters across Bayou Texar in 40-foot canoes rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. The sport brings social groups and businesses alike down to the water to bond and compete, building a stronger sense of “team” with every stroke. From vets to newbies, anyone can have a good time – they’ve made sure there’s plenty of time to kick back (or thrown down!) between races.

To sign up as a volunteer click here

Association of Friday School Report Card Release With Saturday Incidence Rates of Agency-Verified Physical Child Abuse

S534 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act

Congress has passed S534 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act

Delayed reporting of sexual abuse is the norm, not exception: Guestview

The recent press surrounding Roy Moore and sexual abuse allegations highlights the crucial need for public education to show how vital it is that child sexual abuse is disclosed. Sadly, much of the conversation around the recent cases is the misconception that someone who was abused at 14 and didn’t disclose until adulthood was simply an opportunist.

Fred Levin Makes $200,000 Gift to Gulf Coast Kid's House



Pensacola, FL – August 4th, 2017 – Fred Levin recently donated $200,000 to ensure future operations of Gulf Coast Kid’s House. This is Levin’s second large investment into GCKH, made in honor of his late wife, Marilyn Kapner Levin. In 2003, Levin donated $500,000 to purchase and name the Marilyn Kapner Levin Center for Child Advocacy and Child Abuse Prevention. 

Full Press Release Here


The Dragons Are Coming! Fourth Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival to support Gulf Coast Kid’s House

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