About Gulf Coast Family Center, formerly Exchange Club Family Center

  • Private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation
  • All donations are tax deductible
  • Established in July, 1991 by the Exchange Club of Mobile
  • Opened second office in Robertsdale in 2017
  • Two emphases:
    * Prevention of child abuse and neglect
    * Stressing the importance of both parents in children’s lives
  • Healthy Start program taught at USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital to new parents
  • Only non-profit supervised visitation sites south of Birmingham and open to all US residents
  • Monitored exchanges of children offered at the Mobile and Robertsdale office free of charge thanks to funding provided by Alabama Office of the Courts
  • Serving approximately 6,000 individuals each year
  • All staff are mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect
  • We accept voluntary participants and those referred by the courts and by DHR
  • Speakers available to visit your group and explain our services and child abuse prevention (honorariums appreciated)
  • Services offered for nominal fees, dependent on funding

The Family Center Staff

Michon Trent, LICSW, PIP , Executive Director


Danyele Schmidt, B.A.
, Director of Programs


Mobile County Office
601 Bel Air Boulevard, Suite 100, Mobile, AL 36606

Ashley Newsome, BS, Healthy Start Facilitator & Parent Network Facilitator




Whitney Cannedy, LBSW, Family Time Program Coordinator (Mobile and Baldwin County)                                           



Tiffinie Chase, BA, Education and Training Coordinator – A-Reset Program (Mobile Office)                        



Madison Wright, BS, Coordinator of Family and School Programs, Class Facilitator (Mobile Office)



Brian Hewes, BSW, Strengthening Families, Parent Coach (Mobile Office)


Baldwin County Office
22671 AL St. Hwy. 59 South, Robertsdale, AL 36567

Bill Morgan, MEd, MDiv, Strengthening Families, Parent Coach



Jan Doyle, BSW, Data and Finance Specialist

Cassandra McAboy, Director of Communications


The Family Center Board of Directors

Juanita Spinks, President
Bettsie Norton, Vice President
Debbie Shumock, Secretary
Marques Ivy, Treasurer

Kailyn Hill
Kimberly Zlomke
Lia Barnes
Remigia Coleman
Shardena Jones

Michon Trent, MSW
Executive Director
FEIN: 58-1961091