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.
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.
Facilitate the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and promote child abuse prevention awareness through community education.
Provide a child-friendly facility to serve abused children and their families in a neutral environment.
Minimize trauma to child abuse victims by streamlining the intervention process.
Develop formal, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary responses to child abuse, which will meet the needs of both child victims and their families.
Educate the community of child abuse issues and enlisting support to help prevent child abuse.