To provide a coordinated response to child victims of abuse and neglect and improve the lives of at-risk children and their families through prevention services.


CAC provides abuse determination, therapeutic counseling, parenting education and prevention programs to children and families in Lee, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte Counties.


There are many ways to support the Children’s Advocacy Center. Click here To support our programs with a monetary donation, view our Wish List of needed items and more.

What is a Children’s Advocacy Center?

To understand what a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is, you must understand what children face without one. Watch our explainer video and see how CACs improve the process and kids’ lives by bringing all the services kids need right to them. If you would like to know more, sign up for a tour of the Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL

PROTECTING our Child Protection team- Provided crisis intervention services to over 1,400 children through medical exams, forensic interviews, and expert court testimony.

HEALING through our Family Alliance program we conducted over 4400 hours of therapy with 407 clients to learn how to overcome abuse-related behavioral and emotional difficulties.

ADVOCATING supports children and family members at all stages of involvement with the Children’s Advocacy Center.

COMFORTING Beesley’s Paw Prints provides support and comfort with over 80 hours in greeting our clients in the lobby, attending court cases and as ambassadors of care with over 340 volunteer hours throughout the community.

In the News

Press Releases
April 25, 2024

Children’s Advocacy Center Appoints Alicia Shannon as New CEO

The Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL (CAC) proudly announces the selection of Alicia Shannon as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2024. Shannon will be the third CEO…
March 21, 2024

PINWHEELS IN THE PARK: Saturday April 6th, 2024

Pinwheels in the Park Annual Fundraiser is April 6th at the Lee Health Sports Complex. Gates open at 5pm - First Pitch at 6pm. See the Mighty Mussels take on…
Press Releases
October 24, 2023

The Children’s Advocacy Center SWFL receives $190,000 in state funding to create “Level Up Dads” A new Father Mentoring program.

The Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CAC) has recently been awarded $190,000 in state funding for their Level Up Dads program. This mentoring initiative aims to strengthen the relationship…