Department of Children and Families

Protective Investigations/Abuse Hotline

TEL: 800-962-2873; TDD: 800-453-5145


Disability Abuse & Neglect:



Elder Affairs, Department of Florida CARES, Planning Area 2A

278 Forest Park Circle

Panama City, FL   32405

Phone: 850-747-5840 Fax: 850-747-5848

Elder Help Line: 850-487-8926


Florida Abuse Hotline



Florida Child Support Program

(Florida Department of Revenue)
3009 Highway 77, Suite A
Panama City, FL 32405

Child Support Customer Service:  850-488-KIDS (5437)

Payment Inquiry: 877-769-0251

Acts as the central depository for receiving, recording, reporting, monitoring and disbursing alimony and child support payments, in accordance with Florida Statutes, Section 61.181


Florida Council Against Sexual Violence

1820 E. Park Ave., Suite 100

Tallahassee, FL  32301

Hotline:  1-888-956-7273


Florida Department of Corrections

Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)



Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Sexual Offender/Predator Unit

1-888-357-7332; 1-850-410-8572

For TTY Accessibility:  1-877-414-7234



Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. 

Child Protection Team

310 East 11th Street

Panama City, FL


Improves detection, intervention, joint investigation, and successful prosecution of child abuse cases; coordinates resources; facilitates treatment for child victims; community education on child abuse prevention.


Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program

310 East 11th Street

Panama City, FL  32401


To protect and enhance the quality of life for victims of sexual violence and child abuse in our community by providing a trauma sensitive, specialized approach to treat and prevent sexual assault and child abuse through the coordination of community resources. 

Sexual Assault Hotline:  1-866-218-4738

Sexual Battery Hotline:  1-888-956-7273


Guardian Ad Litem

456 E. 11th Street

Panama City, FL


Provides representation for abused, neglected, or abandoned children going through judicial proceedings


National Domestic Violence Hotline:



North Florida Office of Public Guardian, Inc. 


Tallahassee, FL

Helps disabled adults, without families, by managing health care, residential placements, and finances. Helps to reduce abuse, neglect, and exploitation.


Salvation Army Domestic Violence Program

1824 W. 15th St.

Panama City, FL

24-hour crisis hotline: 800-252-2527

Outreach Office:  850-769-7989; Shelter: 850-763-0706


Victim Advocate Program

Office of State Attorney

421 Magnolia Ave.

Panama City, FL  32401


Aids domestic violence Victims.


Victim Compensation : 




Legal Services of North Florida

211 E. 11th St.

Panama City, FL
850-769-3581 (In addition to direct representation, they offer private attorney involvement and telephone advice programs, and legal clinic. Call for more info.)


Mike Reiter
3430 Hwy 77, Suite B
Panama City, Florida 32405
Legal Hotline: (850) 277-0777

Social Security and Disability Attorney


Syfrett, Dykes & Furr, Attorneys at Law

2633 Hwy. 77

Panama City, FL   32405


Social Security and Disability Attorneys


White and Warren

516 McKenzie Ave

Panama City, Florida 32401


Elder Law Firm


Ambulance/Fire/Rescue/Police:  911


American Red Cross of NW Fla. 

Capital Area Office
1115 Easter Wood Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32311


Relies on donations to provide disaster relief and education to families and communities; provides emergency assistance to members of the Armed Forces and their families


Bay County Emergency Management

Administration: 850-248-6040

24 Hour Phone: 850-784-4000

Fax: 850-784-4010

Bay County Emergency Management Administration stands ready to respond to incidences when they occur (terrorism, floods, hazardous spills, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and tornado). Prepare for future threats that may develop, and direct recovery programs to save

life and property and reduce local threats through Mitigation programs. The emergency management office also provides public updates as to local shelters available during hurricane seasons, and annual registrations for persons with special needs who require shelter accommodations to meet their needs.


Poison Control: