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Safe Connections relies heavily on private donations to serve the local community's families. Please click on the secure PayPal link below to make a tax-deductible donation.

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Pursuant to Internal Revenue Code requirements for substantiation of charitable contributions, The Judge Ben Gordon, Jr. Family Visitation Center (Safe Connections) provided no goods or services in return for these contributions.  The Judge Ben Gordon, Jr. Family Visitation Center is recorded as a 501.c3 not for profit corporation.  Donations may be deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes   to the extent allowable by law.  Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services registration number CH12309


Volunteers are needed to supervise visitations. Child victim advocates will be screened and trained to oversee visits between children and their non-custodial parents. A few hours a month and a sincere desire to help a family in need can do wonders for a child seeking comfort. Please call for more information.


All volunteers who have contact with children will be required to obtain a criminal history background check.

We also are in need of volunteers for community events and fundraising events. We would love your help! Call us today.

Contact information:

Crestview -

Fort Walton Beach -

DeFuniak Springs -

Safe Connections' Wish List

A desktop or a laptop computer for our custodial waiting area. This would be available for parents to apply for assistance and search for community resources.


A small refrigerator (dorm size) for our custodial parent waiting area.


Window treatments for a multitude of windows.


A counter top oven, since we have had to remove the stove or put in commercial venting ($$$).


Magazines and books for our waiting parents. We like to have parenting and family magazines and we keep a library of parenting, inspirational, help (Divorce, overcoming trauma, etc) as well as informational books (simple household budgeting, fix it, how to, etc.).


TV and DVD's for custodial waiting room.

Vacuum cleaner and hardwood floor vacuum

New Lego sets (Any size)/ Legos (any and all pieces)


Bottled water

Juice/juice boxes

Prepackaged snacks

Toilet paper

Paper towels

Antibacterial Hand soap

Hand sanitizer

Disinfecting wipes

Disinfecting spray

Any size diapers/pull ups

Baby wipes

Childrens blankets

Crafting supplies

Coloring books/crayons

Toys (Contact center for specific needs)

Printer Ink (Contact center for specific needs)

Self-help books

New board games

Laundry supplies (HE Detergent, dryer sheets)

Donations can be dropped off at any of our three locations or you can contact Wilbur Berry to arrange pick up. (850) 461-6029

We greatly appreciate any and all donations!!

A donation receipt can be provided upon request

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