Community Partners

2018 Certified Community Partners (CCP)

  • AMIkids Emerald Coast – 850-244-2711 – Day treatment program dedicated to helping at risk youth turn their lives around through behavior modifications, treatment and educational services.
  • American Red Cross of Northwest Florida – 850-432-7601 – Emergency messaging for Armed Forces and the basic emergency services such as food, shelter and clothing to local disaster clients.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida – 850-664-5437 – One-to-one mentoring for children and youth primarily from single parent families with adult role models.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast – 850-862-1616; 850-306-2397; 850-833-3132 – Saving lives through an intent based, outcome driven approach to positive youth development.
  • Boy Scouts of America Gulf Coast – 850-476-6336 – Scouting provides youth, ages 6-21 the opportunity to experience character development, good morals and ethical values.
  • Bridgeway Center, Inc. – 850-833-7500 – Children, teens and adult outpatient psychiatric medication management and therapy services.
  • Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, Inc. – 850-244-2825 – Serves, empowers and advocates for vulnerable people regardless of race, religion or nationality through adoption and emergency assistance.
  • Chautauqua Healthcare Services – 850-892-8045; 850-833-3870 – Community Mental Health Center providing mental health, substance abuse and psychiatric services, rehabilitation, prevention services, crisis counseling, case management and 2-1-1 services.
  • Children in Crisis – 850-864-4242 – Providing homes and establishing hope for the abused, abandoned and neglected children.
  • Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc. – 850-622-3200 – Providing free, immediate access to medical, dental, vision and other health services for uninsured and underinsured children.
  • Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast – 850-833-9330 – Providing early education subsidies for qualifying parents. Resources and referrals to families for appropriate child care, pre-school options and community training.
  • Eleanor J. Johnson Youth Center – 850-244-5991 – Educational and recreation facility that provides after school tutoring and summer recreation to at-risk youth from low-income single-parent families.
  • Elder Services of Okaloosa County – 850-833-9165 – Frail, at-risk elderly and handicapped or recovering person receive prepared meals delivered by dedicated volunteer.
  • Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. – 850-833-9237 – Direct services, to include therapy, are provided to children who are identified as victims of physical or sexual abuse and their caregivers at no charge.
  • Emerald Coast Science Center – 850-664-1261 – Inspire a lifelong appreciation for exploration, discovery, interest in science through interactive exhibits and the highest quality educational programs.
  • Feeding the Gulf Coast – 850-704-3663 – A Feeding America member, distributing food through charitable organizations and providing food to children in nutrition enrichment programs.
  • Fresh Start for Children & Families – 850-243-5648 – A 9-month transitional housing program assisting homeless families with attaining families with attaining self-sufficiency.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Okaloosa County, Inc. – 850-315-0025 – Habitat helps eliminate substandard housing by ending the chain of poverty one family at a time.
  • Harvest House, Inc. – 850-837-2277 – Free food, clothing, personable care and miscellaneous household items to struggling Destin area families, individuals and homeless.
  • Independence for the Blind of West Florida – 850-477-2663 – Providing hope to the blind, visually impaired citizens and veterans by teaching life and computer skills leading to greater independence.
  • Jobs4U, Inc. – 850-226-1994
  • Mental Health Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties – 850-244-1040 – Promotes mental health treatment resources and recovery. Provides psychiatric medication, support groups, screenings and linkage to treatments. All services free/
  • Northwest Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation – 850-609-5467 –
  • OASISOkaloosa AIDS Support & Informational Services – 850-314-0950 – HIV and AIDS services including counseling, testing, outreach, education and prevention services.
  • Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation – 850-833-7614 – Promotes student and educator excellence by providing educational opportunities through scholarships, teacher grants, and enrichment of STEM and arts instruction.
  • Opportunity Place – 850-659-3190 –
  • Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Florida – 850-477-2273 – Provides compassionate care, convenient and affordable lodging,meals and support
  • Ronda Coon Women’s Home – 850-243-5800 – Assists pregnant and homeless women in crisis to self-sufficiency through spiritual support, housing and life skills
  • S4P Synergy, Inc. – 850-362-6977 – Assist students to achieve excellence by mentoring and securing scholarships. Help impoverished families with food, rent and utilities.
  • Safe Connections – 850-609-1850 – Safe and nurturing visitations to children experiencing crisis due to family mental health issues, substance or violence.
  • Sharing and Caring of Okaloosa County – 850-244-0778 – Provides food and assistance for rent, utilities, school supplies, personal care items and special needs.
  • Shelter House, Inc. – 850-863-4777; 850-243-1201 – Provides free safe shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, and legal advocacy for domestic violence survivors and their children.
  • The Arc of the Emerald Coast – 850-863-1530; 850-499-4425 – Provides services to individuals who have intellectual and development disabilities the ability to live, work and play in their communities.
  • The Salvation Army – 850-243-4531 – Meeting physical, emotional and spiritual needs by providing food, clothing, prescriptions, utility and rent assistance along with life-enriching activities for youth and seniors.
  • Walton Education Foundation – 850-692-9961 – Support teachers and students through classroom grants, scholarships and school district events.
  • Walton Okaloosa Advisory Council on Aging – 850-892-8165 – Provides continuum of care and supportive services to the elderly helping them live independently in their home with dignity.




2018 Community Impact Grant Funded Programs


    • AMIkids Emerald Coast
        Academic Success for At-Risk Youth Program 
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida                                                                                                                          One-to-One Mentoring Program 
    • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast                                                                                                                                        Smart Girls Program
    • Children in Crisis                                                                                                Susanna Wesley Emergency Shelter Program 
    • Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast                                                                                                                            School Readiness Program
    • Eleanor J. Johnson Youth Center                                                                                                                                        Dance and Scholarship Program 
    • Eleanor J. Johnson Youth Center                                                                                                                                                    Block Builder’s Program
    • Emerald Coast Science Center                                                                                                                                                       At-risk and Early Education Program
    • Independence for the Blind of West Florida                                                                                                                                   Transition Program   
    • Northwest Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation                                                                                                                        Children in Need Program


    • Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, Inc.                                                                                                                          Coach Program 
    • Eleanor J. Johnson Youth Center                                                                                                                                                    Hurt Hunger Program 
    • Independence for the Blind of West Florida                                                                                                                                Adult and Older Blind Program 
    • Mental Health Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties                                                                                              Psychiatric Medication Assistance Program 
    • Northwest Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation                                                                                                                         Volunteer Advocates Training Program
    • Sharing and Caring of Okaloosa County                                                                                                                                Prescription Assistance Program

    Financial Stability

    • The Arc of the Emerald Coast (aka Horizons)                                                                                                                       Operational Transportation Program 
    • Chautauqua Healthcare Services                                                                                                                                                2-1-1 Program
    • Mental Health Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties                                                                                              Psychiatric Medication Assistance Program
    • Opportunity Place                                                                                                                                                                        Emergency Shelter Program
    • Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Florida                                                                                                                         Home for Dinner Program
    • Sharing and Caring of Okaloosa County                                                                                                                                     Food Pantry Assistance Program
    • Sharing and Caring of Okaloosa County                                                                                                                                       Utility Assistance Program 
    • Shelter House, Inc.                                                                                                                                                              Emergency Shelter Program 
    • Walton Okaloosa Advisory Council on Aging                                                                                                                                  In-Home Senior Services Program