CHILDRENS ADVOCACY CENTER OF SW FLORIDA INC

Rating: 4.85 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 3830 Evans Ave. Fort Myers FL 33901 USA

Mission: To improve the lives of children and their families through a coordinated response to child abuse and neglect.
Target demographics: children who have been physically or sexually abused, or are at-risk of physical or sexual abuse and neglect
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 5,000 children and their families in Lee, Glades, Hendry and Charlotte Counties
Geographic areas served: Lee, Glades, Charlotte and Hendry Counties
Programs: Child Protection Team/Medical Services, Family Alliance Therapy, Parenting Education, Pine Manor After-School/Summer Program and East United Way House. All services and programs are free of charge.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a child advocate for 40 years in many capacities including teen moms, teen dads, parent education, and I am very proud of the work that all non-profit agencies and their accomplishments. I'm not in Florida yet - I'm moving there in the next few months and after researching what would be a wonderful fit for CAC of SW FL. I am so excited for a new endeavor!!


Rae Worsham
rae.worsham@yahoo.com
10830 S Guthrie Ave.
Jenks, OK 74037

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

While time doesn't permit me to helpin a hands on manner I donate as much as I can. This donation of most anything usable goes directly to the welfare of the children.
The staff goes the extra mile to insure their well being .
I will continue to support this organisation now and in the future

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Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been volunteering with the CAC after school program at Pine Manor. Clara, Katia, the supervisors, along with Val, the program director, are dedicated, compassionate women, always keeping the child in mind, and the child's needs first. The kids and I recently finished an art project and the finished Georgia O'Keefe's were beautiful. Talent abounds with these darling kids.

CAC is a nonprofit that honors and respects the needs of the child. I hope there will be an ever increasing awareness about the services that CAC provides to the community in Fort Myers area. Lynda Rizzio

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the oppurtunity to tour CAC and am so glad I did. Any organization that helps children is always close to my heart. The staff was knowlegeble and the center was bright and cheerful. I am most impressed with their process of getting the victim, counselor, law enforcement and physicians together, while limiting the negative effects on on already traumitized child. The work they do is amazing and they are a vital part of the community.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Children's Advocacy Center is just incredible. In addition to the very necessary and expert service they provide, they are exceptionally well run. The Executive Director and staff are top notch and they have a very engaged and active board. This agency gets an A+

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am with the ASG[ American Sewing Guild] Because they help so many kids and people in the community. They are a wonderful organization! Any help given to them is greatly appreciated and they let you know!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

CHANGE NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a new business owner in the area I wanted to do a fundraiser for an organization that caters to the children of my community. After doing some research and speaking with several non-profits, I chose CAC because I felt they were a vital part of our community. They took as much time as I needed to answer my questions and give me a tour, not to mention help me organize and be a big part of the fundraiser. I was very impressed with how much everyone working there sincerely cared about what they do. I plan on keeping CAC a yearly event for as long as I can.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I could make changes to this organization, I would invest money to help them grow, as they don't seem to have enough facilities in this much needed area, as well as supply them with the items they need at the facilities to function at a higher level.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

Children's Advocacy Center of SWFL makes a huge difference in our community each day and is an outstanding organization which we are happy to support. I would recommend anyone who is interested in making an impact on a child's life contact them for opportunities.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a professional child psychologist so am interested in charities that work with abused and neglected children, as this was part of my work experience. I found Children's Advocacy Center on Charity Navigator and sent an email expressing interest in their work. A couple of staff members gave me a personal tour and explained their mission. I was very impressed with the clinical work being done, and, in fact, after my visit made sure to include CAC in my estate planning so that they would receive a contribution when I die. We need the best services possible for children who have been abused, and CAC is providing those.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I am sure that they could use even more financing and donations to increase their outreach.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was involved in selecting a charity for our community to sponsor and we chose CAC. I toured the facility and talked to the staff. I looked at the statistics on the need and their results. And I've seen how much Sheriff Scott's crew appreciates and utilizes CAC. They are incredibly caring and effective with barebones efficiency. I strongly support CAC.
John Wood
Estero

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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