Community Partners

2019-2020 Community Partners

  • 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.
  • Bridgeway Center, Inc. – 850-833-7500 – Children, teens and adult outpatient psychiatric medication management and therapy services.
  • Caring and Sharing of South Walton County – 850-267-2866 – Caring and Sharing of South Walton is a 501c3 organization providing food and assistance to our neighbors in need.
  • Caterpillar 2 Butterfly Outreach Center – 850-684-5336 – Caterpillar 2 Butterfly Outreach Center, Inc. affectionately known as C2B is a faith base non-profit 501©3 organization whose aim is to empower and transform lives through education and mentorship
  • 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 under-insured children.
  • Community Solutions of the Emerald Coast – ONE HOPEFUL PLACE850-586-7879 – Mission of One Hopeful Place is to be the front door into permanent housing and to end the cycle of homelessness for those experiencing housing loss in Okaloosa County.
  • Crossroads Center – 850-389-3015 – Crossroads Center provides quality primary healthcare, limited dental services and other related professional services to low income uninsured adults residing in Okaloosa and Walton counties.
  • 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.
  • Elder Services of Okaloosa County – 850-833-9165 – Frail, at-risk elderly and handicapped or recovering person receive prepared meals delivered by dedicated volunteer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fisher House of the Emerald Coast – 850-259-4956 – Fisher House is a network of comfort homes – a home away from home – for military and their families while receiving medical care.
  • Fresh Start for Children & Families – 850-243-5648 – A 9-month transitional housing program assisting homeless families with attaining families with attaining self-sufficiency.
  • Goodwill Industries-Easteseals of the Gulf Coast – 850-302-0576 – Goodwill Easters-Seals of the Gulf Coast creates a way out of poverty with education, job skills training, and with other supports for people with disabilities.
  • 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.
  • Healing Hoof Steps – 850-764-1005 – Healing Hoof Steps offers an alternative to in-office therapeutic sessions. We utilize ground activities with horses to assist in the improvement of various mental and emotional health concerns
  • 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.
  • 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 – We support the abused, neglected, and abandoned children and the volunteer advocates who speak for these children in the Guardian ad Litem program in Okaloosa, and Walton counties.
  • Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start Child Development – 850-651-0645 – Okaloosa County Head Start is committed to empowering low-income children and families from diverse backgrounds by promoting child development and school readiness through early childhood education.
  • 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 – Homeless single women and families are at greater risk of violence. Opportunity Place provides safe supportive shelter and the tools they need to achieve self-sufficiency.
  • 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.

 

Community Impact Grant Funded Programs

Education