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.

Please click on the posts below to learn more about identifying, treating, and preventing abuse.

August 29, 2022

Join us to Celebrate The Spirit of Giving Holiday Event

Join us to Celebrate The Spirit of Giving Holiday Event November 19th, 2022 at Broadway Palm Theater
Press Releases
August 22, 2022

Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL Welcomes Three New Board Members and Elects Officers

The Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL (CAC) announces the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors: Norman Lutz, CEO, Iron Ridge Insurance Services; Jonathan Gabel, President, Priority…
NewsPress Releases
August 15, 2022

The Children’s Advocacy Center Expands Prevention Programs

Abuse prevention training available for professionals who work with children An estimated 30 percent of child sexual abuse goes unreported. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CAC) aims to…