Florida – Walton County

This list is divided into six categories:

  • Emergency Services,
  • General Resources,
  • Children’s Services,
  • Domestic Violence Services,
  • Health Services,
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

For additional resources, consult the lists for neighboring counties.


Abuse/Neglect of Children or Vulnerable Adults
Phone: 1-800-962-2873

American Red Cross – Northwest Florida Chapter
Phone: (850) 432-7601 or (800) 773-7620
Website: http://www.redcross.org/fl/pensacola

Suicide Life Line
Phone: 1-800-784-2433

Veteran Crisis Line
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 press 1

Walton County Emergency Operations
Phone: (850) 892-6162
Website: http://www.co.walton.fl.us/Index.aspx?NID=182

Walton County Emergency Medical Service
Phone: (850) 892-6162

Walton County Fire Department
Location assistance: Phone: (850) 892-8065

Walton County Jail
Phone: (850) 892-8196

Walton County Police Department
Phone: (850) 892-8186
Website: http://www.waltonso.org/

Florida Division of Emergency Management
This website contains valuable information about hoe Florida residents and visitors to the state can prepare for disasters and how citizens can become more involved in the community.
Phone (800) 342-3557
Website: http://www.floridadisaster.org

Community Emergency Response Team
CERT educates residents about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Phone (850) 414-8538
Website: http://www.floridadisaster.org/citizencorps


2-1-1 Panhandle Helpline
COPE’s 211 staff will listen to your request and point you in the right direction. Inquiries may be made by people with disabilities, their family and friends, and members of the community at large. Human service agencies are also invited to request information to help their clients.
Phone: 211
Website: http://www.211panhandlehelpline.org

Bay Area Food Bank, Inc.
“Feeding America member distributing food through charitable organizations in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi Gulf Coast Counties and providing food to children in enrichment programs.”
Phone: (850) 626-1332
Website: http://www.bayareafoodbank.org/

Caring and Sharing of Walton County
“Provide clothing, food, medical supplies, utility assist, shelter, transportation, misc. needs.”
Phone: (850) 892-7656

Habitat for Humanity, Inc. – Walton County
“Constructs decent, affordable housing for low-income families using volunteer labor, donated land and materials. Houses are sold at cost with a no-interest mortgage.”
Phone: (850) 502-9555
Website: http://waltoncountyhabitat.org/

Independence for the Blind of Northwest Florida
“Teaches independent living skills, computer and adaptive technology, and vocational training to people who are blind or visually impaired so they achieve maximum independence.”
Phone: (850) 477-2663
Website: http://www.ibwest.org/

Learn to Read of Northwest Florida
“Utilizes carefully trained volunteers to provide reading and writing instruction to adults reading at low levels and to those learning English as a second language.”
Phone: (850) 432-4347
Website: http://learntoreadnwf.org/

Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
“Plans, coordinates, and funds home and community-based social services for elders, while serving as an informational focal point and advocate for that group.”
Phone: (866) 531-8011
Website: http://www.nwflaaa.org/

Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum Care / Opportunity, Inc.
Phone: (850) 659-3190
Website: http://www.okaloosawaltonhomeless.org/

Salvation Army of Okaloosa and Walton Counties
“The Salvation Army is committed to doing the most good by assisting clients with utility, food, clothing, rent and spiritual needs; providing help and hope.”
Phone: (850) 243-4531
Website: http://www.salvationarmyflorida.org

Tri-County Community Council
“Our agency is a non-profit organization with a vision to unite the public and private sectors improving the quality of life for individuals and families.”
Phone: (800) 395-2696 or (850) 547-3689
Website: http://www.tricountycommunitycouncil.com/

United Way of Okaloosa/Walton Counties
“All support to United Way contributes greatly to quality life, human health and welfare in Okaloosa-Walton Counties through 33 local agencies.”
Phone: (850) 243-0315
Website: http://www.united-way.org

FLASH – Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
The nonprofit FLASH is the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters.
Phone (877) 221-7233
Website: http://www.flash.org

County Office
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Website: http://www.countyoffice.org


Boy Scouts of America – Okaloosa and Walton Counties
Phone: (850) 683-0330
Website: http://www.gulfcoastcouncil.org/

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast
“Focuses on education, fostering good character, and promoting healthy lifestyles. Programs include homework assistance, physical fitness, leadership development, and post high school goal-setting.”
Phone, Defuniak Springs: (850) 892-3752
Website: http://www.bgcec.com/

Children in Crisis
“Caring people working together to provide homes and establish hope to the abused, neglected and abandoned children of our community.”
Phone: (850) 864-4242
Website: http://www.childrenincrisisfl.org/

Children’s Home Society of Florida – Pensacola / Western Panhandle
“Private non-profit child welfare organization that provides services for adoption, teen services, family crisis intervention, case management, counseling, foster care for children and their families.”
Phone: (850) 266-2700
Website: http://www.chsfl.org/

Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc.
“We facilitate free, immediate access to medical, dental, vision, and mental health services for uninsured and underinsured children in Walton and Okaloosa Counties.”
Phone: (850) 622-3200
Website: http://www.cvhnkids.org/

Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc.
“Provides services to child victims of physical and sexual abuse, to include mental health counseling at no cost to the child or their family.”
Phone: (850) 892-0280
Website: http://www.eccac.org/

Florida Department of Children and Families, Circuit 1
Phone: (850) 872-7648
Website: http://www.myflfamilies.com/

Friends of the Family Visitation Center
“Provides supervised visitation and safe exchanges for children affected by abuse, neglect and domestic violence in a secure and nurturing environment with trained professionals.”
Phone: (800) 876-9704 or (850) 892-3915
Website: http://www.familyvisitationcenters.org/

Girl Scouts Council of the Florida Panhandle
“Provides an informal educational program for girls 5-17 years of age.”
Phone: (800) 624-3951
Website: http://www.gscfp.org/

Okaloosa Walton Child Care Services, Inc.
“Okaloosa-Walton Child Care Services, Inc. is a child care resource and referral agency. Helps families locate quality child care and access subsidies. Maintains a resource library and a toy lending library.”
Phone: (850) 833-9330
Website: https://www.care.com/b/l/okaloosa-walton-child-care-services/fort-walton-beach-fl


Florida Abuse Hotline
Phone: (850) 595-8200 OR 1 (800) 962-2873
Website: http://www.fcadv.org/

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence State Wide Hotline
Phone: (800) 500-1119

Shelter House, Inc.
Domestic Violence Shelter
Phone: (800) 44-ABUSE or (850) 863-4777
Website: http://www.shelterhousenwfl.org/


Cross Roads Medical Center
“The purpose of Crossroads Medical Mission is to provide free medical care to the uninsured, low income citizens living in the county, which recently has expanded to include Walton County.”
Phone: (850) 389-3015

Covenant Hospice
“A non-profit healthcare organization providing physician, nursing, psychosocial, spiritual, bereavement, and volunteer services to terminally-ill patients and their loved ones.”
Phone: (800) 433-2155
Website: http://www.covenanthospice.org/

Doctors Medical Center of Walton
Phone: (850) 892-2888

Emerald Coast Urgent Care
Phone: (850) 654-8878
Website: http://www.emeraldcoasturgentcare.com

Gateway Medical Clinic
Phone: (850) 892-3366

PanCare Community Health Center-Walton County
Phone: (850) 880-6568
Website: http://www.pancarefl.org

Seawind Medical Clinic
Phone: (850) 249-1000
Website: http://www.seawindmedicalclinic.com

South Coast Allergy, Endre Kovacs M.D. – Allergy Clinic
Phone: (850) 279-6520
Website: http://www.southcoastallergy.com

Twin Cities Hospital Emergency

Phone: (850) 434-3500
Website: http://tchospital.com

Walton County Health Department
Phone: (850) 892-8015
Website: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/chdwalton/index.html

Phone: (850) 892-8015

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc.
The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council was established in 1971 to help plan individual and family-centered supports for persons with disabilities in Florida.
Phone (800) 580-7801
Website: http://www.fddc.org

Agency for Persons with Disabilities
The ADP works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. ADP also provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services.
Phone (850) 487-1992
Website: http://www.apdcares.org

Rheumatoid Arthritis
“The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN) is dedicated to providing up- to-date information and resources for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Our goal is simple. We want RA patients to know their options and fully understand their diagnosis. You can take steps, right now, to improve symptoms and your quality of life.”
Phone: 1(800) 405-4043
Website: https://www.rheumatoidarthritis.org/


Chautauqua Offices of Psychotherapy and Evaluation (COPE)
“Mental health center providing out-patient counseling, substance abuse services, mental health residential/day treatment, prevention services, psychiatric treatment, crisis counseling, and case management.”
Phone: (850) 833-3870
Website: http://www.copecenter.org/

Mental Health Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties
“Promotes mental health treatment, education, and research. Links child and adult treatment services to callers. Purchases emergency psychiatric medications, provides free depression screenings and professional speakers.”
Phone: (850) 244-1040
Website: http://www.mhaow.org/