Lakeview Center 

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Take a quick walk through the Lakeview campus with us and see how Lakeview is helping people overcome life's challenges... everyday.
Take a quick walk with us through the Lakeview campus...


Learn all the ways the Lakeview Center can help.

About Us

Take a quick walk through the Lakeview campus with us and see how Lakeview is helping people overcome life's challenges... everyday.

Lakeview Center is a network of behavioral health, vocational and child protective services committed to a single mission: Helping People Overcome Life's Challenges.

Because of Lakeview, people with mental illnesses and addiction disorders can get the treatment they need, people with disabilities can find employment, and children who have experienced abuse or neglect can know safety and stability.

Headquartered in Pensacola, Lakeview Center provides its behavioral health and child protective services in northern Florida's four westernmost counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton. Reaching even further is the organization's vocational service, Gulf Coast Enterprises, which provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties as well as other parts of Florida and in 13 states and Washington, D.C.

Lakeview Center is an affiliate of Baptist Health Care.

Lakeview Behavioral Health

Locally, Lakeview Center is best known for its caring, compassionate treatment for people with mental health issues, drug and alcohol dependencies, or intellectual disabilities. The breadth and depth of these services are the most comprehensive in the region. They range from inpatient and residential treatment to a gamut of outpatient programs including trauma services, psychiatry, counseling, day treatment, and intensive, round-the-clock outpatient services that allow people with severe mental illnesses to safely remain in the community.

Lakeview Behavioral Health reaches people of all ages from babies and children to adolescents and adults. In all, we offer more than 60 programs and services for the people of northwest Florida.

Gulf Coast Enterprises

Often referred to as GCE, Gulf Coast Enterprises exists to provide exceptional customer experiences while helping people overcome life's challenges. It does this by securing contracts to provide specific services and then hiring, training and supervising a workforce composed mostly of people with disabilities, including veterans injured while serving their country. GCE and its employees are committed to service excellence and have a national reputation for consistently exceeding customers' expectations.

GCE has six business lines: administrative support services, custodial services, facilities management, food services, health care environmental services and information technology.

FamiliesFirst Network

Since 2001 Lakeview Center has been the lead agency in a network responsible for the safety, stability and well-being of abused, neglected or abandoned children in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. FamiliesFirst Network (FFN) was created to meet this state-appointed responsibility. FFN works closely with families, law enforcement, the judicial system, the Florida Department of Children and Families, and other community groups and agencies.

FFN's services include protective supervision; foster parent recruitment, training and placements; the promotion of adoption for children whose parental ties have been severed; and specialized assistance for teens and young adults who are about to "age out" of the foster care system.