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
December 20, 2022

Children’s Advocacy Center receives a record number of donations for its 2022 holiday toy drive

Center donates thousands of toys to local children The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CACSWFL) hosted its largest toy drive this holiday season, collecting over 2,500 gifts for local…
NewsPress Releases
December 6, 2022

The Children’s Advocacy Center celebrates the Spirit of Giving

Annual holiday event collects donations to provide gifts for local families in need ‘Tis the season of giving, and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CACSWFL) kicked it off…
NewsPress Releases
October 21, 2022

The Children’s Advocacy Center kicks off annual holiday donations

Toys will go to children and families recovering from Ian The impacts of Hurricane Ian are being felt across all of Southwest Florida and will be for months to come.…