A major goal of the PCO board is to constantly look for ways to increase the breadth and depth of our support to local non-profit charities. In 2017, the PCO provided contributions to 25 local non-profit organizations. Our five primary charity partners for 2018 are the Council on Aging of West Florida, Gulf Coast Kid’s House, Child Guardian, Inc., The Ashley Lauren Offerdahl Foundation for the Children’s Home Society of Florida, and the Santa Rosa Kids’ House.
To date, the PCO has raised more than $1,195,000 for local charities, including a record $280,000 in 2017, thanks to the amazing generosity and support of businesses and individuals like you.
Child Guardians, Inc.
Child Guardians, Inc. is to help abused, neglected, or abandoned children through its direct funding of children’s needs, and through support of organizations serving these children in the Florida counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton.We pursue our mission by developing and managing our resources, enabling us to: directly fund educational, social, physical, medical, and a variety needs of these children; promote community awareness of these children’s needs; and assist with the support of volunteers and professional staff serving these children. Contact Child Guardians, Inc.
Gulf Coast Kid’s House
Gulf Coast Kid’s House believes Children are our most precious resource. It´s hard to imagine someone harming a child, but it’s more prevalent then you may think. Child abuse is a community problem. No single agency or individual has the knowledge, skills or resources to provide all the assistance needed by abused children and their families.The vision of Gulf Coast Kid’s House is to provide a place where child protective services, law enforcement, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals´ work together under one roof to provide comprehensive services.Our Mission is to Facilitate the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and promote child abuse prevention awareness through community education.
Children’s Home Society of Florida
At Children’s Home Society we are working toward a world where all children realize their full potential and we do that through reshaping the future for children with bold, innovative technology and strategic, proven approaches including:
- We’re opening new educational opportunities through nearly a dozen Community Partnership Schools to solve key barriers affecting children’s ability to learn, from hunger and homelessness to violence and access to health care.
- We’re changing the future of mental health by providing top counseling where it’s most convenient through our Ashley Offerdahl Counseling Program meet children. We and families at home, in school or in our office – we go where no one else will. Just recently, we became the first statewide organization to offer counseling – and even telepsychiatry – with a click through telehealth.
- We’re empowering parents – many of whom have no support system – to create safe and healthy homes so they may break cycles of poverty and abuse.
Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc.
Council on Aging of West Florida is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that has served seniors and their families since 1972. Council on Aging provides community based in home services in an effort to enable the elderly to live a healthy, safe and independent life in their own familiar surroundings. Council on Aging of West Florida provides programs and services such as Meals on Wheels, senior dining sites and senior centers, adult day health care and Alzheimer’s respite care through the The Retreat, case management, information and referral services, Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs and volunteer programs. Council on Aging also offers affordable customized private pay plans for home delivered meals and adult day health care services through The Retreat.
Santa Rosa Kids’ House
Santa Rosa Kids’ House is a Child Advocacy Center serving Santa Rosa County, in Milton, Florida.