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From Blue to Better

Join us in raising awareness about child abuse prevention in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties.

From Blue to Better is a regional movement to raise awareness about child abuse prevention during April, National Child Abuse Awareness month. For years, child abuse has been thought of as a private issue, or something that is left to social workers and law enforcement. From Blue to Better seeks to engage all members of our communities – from churches to businesses to civic groups – it is everyone’s responsibility to keep children safe.

The founding principle of From Blue to Better is that if we can’t talk about child abuse – we have no hope of preventing it. Learn more about how you can “Go Blue” and lend your voice to moving children from blue to better.

Look What's Trending A Gulf Coast Kid's House FaceBook Post

Thank you to Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward for the proclamation designating the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month here in Pensacola. We all need to work together as a community to break the silence and help move our children from blue to better. Help us increase awareness by hanging posters and blue bows, because #NoChildShouldBeBlue. Child abuse is an upsetting and difficult topic. But, if we can't talk about it, how can we stop it?

~ Stacey Kostevicki, Executive Director GCKH

Learn more about what is trending with #NoChildShouldBeBlue.

Legal Graffiti For Support of Child Abuse Prevention Month

During Gallery Night on April 17, be sure to stop by Zarzaur Law, P.A. to participate in a Legal Graffiti event. Jo Zarzaur will provide all paper and spray paint; all you need to do is come by and be ready to paint the side of his building! Zarzaur will be offering this event in special recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month in order to raise awareness for the cause.

Did you get the memo? For the month of April our colors have changed from orange and black to BLUE... as we help spread awareness for From Blue To Better and National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we can't wait for Friday, April 17th's Downtown Pensacola Gallery Night as our Gavel Guyz break out the blue - spray paint that is- for their partnership with Gulf Coast Kid's House. All donations collected Friday will benefit this amazing local organization. Help us make a difference!

~ Zarzaur Law, P.A.

Looking for Fun Things to Do?

Participate in a prevention activity in your area. Whether you help plant a Pinwheel Garden at your child’s school or hang blue lights on your front porch or wear blue, it is easy to get involved and show your support.

For a list of what's happening and how you can be involved, check out our events.

Papa John's Supports From Blue to Better

April 1 - 30th - Use the promo code "BLUE" when ordering this month and Papa John's will donate 20% of your order to From Blue to Better!

Chocolate Fest

April 25th - Chocolate Fest, presented by Sandy Sansing Dealerships, is an annual fundraiser benefiting Gulf Coast Kid’s House.


Legal Graffiti

April 17th - Join Zarzaur Law, P.A. for Legal Graffiti on Gallery Night Pensacola. Blue Graffiti to spread awareness for From Blue To Better and National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Show Your Bows!

From Blue to Better wants you to Show Your Bows during the month of April! Free bows are available for you to display at your place of business, simply call Gulf Coast Kid’s House at 595-5800. Each bow comes with an informational poster.

Get Educated!

Learn the signs and start a dialogue. Child abuse knows no boundaries and it is up to adults to keep children safe. Visit our "Get Educated" page to learn how to prevent child abuse, recognize if abuse is occurring, and how to report.