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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.

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.

Give Back Mondays

April 29th - Give Back Mondays, sponsored by the Pensacola News Journal this season, gives Wahoos game attendees the opportunity to donate an item to a charity on Monday home games in return for a special gift.

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.