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

NewsPress Releases
August 31, 2023

The Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL welcomes new Board member Karen Hawes and selects Officers

The Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL (CAC) announces the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors: Karen Hawes, retired Lee County manager & current Milliner, Hats by…
EventsNewsPress Releases
August 23, 2023

Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL to Kick off Spirit of Giving at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater

Holiday event planned to begin donation collections for local families. The Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL (CAC) is seeking sponsors for the 2nd annual Spirit of Giving event, being held…
June 26, 2023

The Children’s Advocacy Center Backpack Drive

Supplies go to local children facing financial hardship The Children’s Advocacy Center and the Cape Coral Police Department kicked off the annual Community Backpack Drive with a generous donation of…