A Child's Life

"We need our daughters just as much as they need us."

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Emerald Coast

Every year, we help more than 2,500 kids and families in the Panama City area. We create brighter futures for our children. We change their lives.  We guide teens toward brighter futures ... teens like Morgan. 


Throughout her childhood, Morgan believed she was worthless, almost deserving of the brutal beatings she endured daily. She suffered in silence. When she was finally rescued from her nightmares, Morgan found safety, love and acceptance with Children's Home Society of Florida. With solid guidance, stability and encouragement, Morgan found self-confidence to participate in band, ROTC and leadership programs. Morgan recently graduated high school and now attends college on a full scholarship. 

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Local contacts

Main number: (850) 747-5411
Fax: (850) 872-7345
914 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401

Charles McDonald
Executive Director

Alana Hearn
VISTA Volunteer - Fundraising

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