Annabelle

Each month we use this section to educate everyone on the various parts of theEmerald Cost Children's Advocacy Center (ECCAC). So many organizations and people come together at ECCAC to make the process run smoothly and easier for those families going through a traumatic situation. This month we want to share with you a loss of one of our own.

 Annabelle, and her handler Diane Berger, have been a Therapy Animal Volunteer Team at the ECCAC since the fall of 2015.  In April, Diane said had to say goodbye to Annabelle. She touched many lives during her time at ECCAC,  doing "meet and greets" in the lobby to help children and families feel more at ease during the rough storms of their lives, as well as being a therapy supporter with children during many trauma-focused treatment sessions. We are very blessed to have the time we did with Annabelle, and know she and Diane will forever be a part of the ECCAC team. 

Daily News Person of the Year: Julie Hurst

The Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center providesfree services for abuse and neglect victims, and their families, in a child-friendly environment. All support services and personnel are under one roof. There are two centers, one in Niceville in Okaloosa County, and the Pierce Family Children's Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs in Walton County. Without our fearless leader and CEO, Julie Hurst, ECCAC would not be where we are today. 

In recognition of her efforts and accomplishments, the Daily News has selected Julie as its 2016 Person of the Year.

 

Thank you Julie for leading a great team of staff, agency partners and volunteers through all the changes, past and future, to ensure ECCAC does everything possible to support the kids in our community.

This community is lucky to have you!! 

Kids give back at 37th annual Marvin DeBolt Junior Golf Classic

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Posted: Wed 7:57 AM, Jul 06, 2016  |  Updated: Wed 8:02 AM, Jul 06, 2016

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Get your golf clubs ready to tee it up for a good cause! The Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour organization and the Northwest Florida Daily news are hosting the 37th annual Marvin DeBolt Junior Golf Classic.

The proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center. Kim Henderson, the center's director of development, joined Brian Goddin on NewsChannel 7 Today Wednesday morning.

The tournament will be held Wednesday, July 13th and Thursday, July 14th at the City of Ft. Walton Beach's Golf Clubs Pines Course. Kids ages 12 to 18 will play 18 holes each day, and kids eight to 11 will play nine holes each day.

For more information on how to sign up and about the event, visit the website attached to this article.

Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce Business Forum

#ECCAC CEO, Julie Hurst, had the pleasure of sitting down with Dave Morrow of The Ryland/Morrow Agency during the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce Business Forum.

Posted by Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Destin Charity Wine Auction check presentation.

On behalf of the children we serve each and every day. Thank you to the Destin Charity Wine Auctio and all those who make it possible. Your gifts, past and present will forever impact the lives of children in need in our community.

The #ECCAC was honored to be one of the 15 beneficiaries of the Destin Charity Wine Auction. The #DCWAF presented checks totaling $2,300,000 last night at LuLu's Destin to all 15 charities.

Posted by Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center on Friday, August 28, 2015

Julie Hurst has been named as the FPRA Person of the Year!

We are honored to share that Julie Hurst, Founder and CEO of Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center has been named as...

Posted by FPRA - Northwest Florida Coast Chapter on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wiggin' Out for a Cause - October 1

Join us for an entertaining ladies night out at V. LALA Galleries at 30Avenue on October 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the 1st Annual Wiggn’ It Out For A Cause. http://bit.ly/WigginOutECCAC

Posted by Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tickets are going fast for our August 29 Designer Purse BINGO

Tickets are going FAST for our August 29 Designer Purse BINGO at Warrior's Hall. Check out some of the designer bags that the winners will receive. Call (850) 833-9237 to purchase your tickets over the phone.

Posted by Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center on Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jeanette Andrews - August 22

During Perceive with Jeanette Andrews, Jeanette will present both interactive pieces of magic and illusions...

Posted by Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament Sept. 12

We are truly blessed to be one of the beneficiaries of The Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament taking place at the Raven Golf Club at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on Saturday, September 12.

Posted by Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Thank you Junior League!

A very very extra special thank you to the Junior League of the Emerald Coast for hosting the Back to School Bash today!...

Posted by Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center on Saturday, August 8, 2015

ECCAC School Supply Drive Monday August 10

The #ECCAC School Supply Drive will be ending THIS Monday, August 10. If you are out and about shopping for your child's...

Posted by Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center on Saturday, August 8, 2015

Designer Purse Bingo

Have you purchased your tickets for our Designer Purse BINGO taking place Saturday, August 29 at Warrior's Hall in Crestview, Florida? Guests will receive a complimentary gift!!

Posted by Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center on Friday, August 7, 2015

ECCAC's Furriest Staff Member, Riley

The #ECCAC's furriest staff member, Riley, earned the highest designation of THDD by the American Kennel Club (AKC). That means Riley has completed 400 therapy visits with kids dealing with abusive situations.

Posted by Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center on Thursday, August 6, 2015

August 22 Jeanette Andrews Perceive Fundraiser Performance

The August 22 Jeanette Andrews Perceive Fundraiser Performance at the Seaside Repertory Theatre in Seaside - New Town, Old Ways will benefit the #ECCAC. Grab tickets today.

Posted by Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center on Wednesday, August 5, 2015