The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center wraps services around child abuse victims and their families while working with a team of professionals (law enforcement, prosecutors, medical) to hold offenders accountable. Mental health therapists provide counseling, while advocates work with family throughout the crisis. All services are provided at no cost. The Center opened its doors in October of 2000 and has provided services to more than 16,000 child abuse victims. In addition to serving child abuse victims, the Center provides child abuse prevention education to school-aged children, grades K-12. More than 45,000 children have been empowered to protect themselves in a world where sometimes adults can no longer.
MISSION: Helping Children Locally and Abroad The Sandestin Foundation for Kids was founded in 2011 by the owners of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the Becnel Family. The structure of the organization allows for funds to be gifted to children and families quickly in the event of a tragedy. Sandestin Foundation for Kids goal is to provide support immediately, when it is needed most to children throughout the community and abroad.