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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida

Stopping child abuse - One child at a time

three stars

88.90

3830 Evans Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33901
tel: (239) 939-2808   Web Site
EIN: 65-0007620

Board Leadership
Cole Peacock
Board President

CEO
Julie Boudreaux
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.90 three stars
  Financial 84.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1981, Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. (CAC) has advocated for a healthy, safe community for children through a multidisciplinary team approach to child abuse and neglect.
Our mission is to assess and treat kids believed to have been physically or sexually abused or to be "at-risk" of such abuse, and to provide a safe place for them to come and be heard.
We offer abuse determination services, as well as therapeutic counseling, parenting education, and prevention programs in Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Charlotte Counties.
We are the only children's advocacy center in the four-county area accredited by the National Children's Alliance, and the largest children's advocacy center in the state of Florida. In 2013, we treated over 5,000 children and their families.

Since 1981, Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. (CAC) has advocated for a healthy, safe community for children through a multidisciplinary team approach to child abuse and neglect.
Our mission is to assess and treat kids believed to have been physically or sexually abused or to be "at-risk" of such abuse, and to provide a safe place for them to come and be heard.
We offer abuse determination services, as well as therapeutic counseling, parenting education, and prevention programs in Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Charlotte Counties.
We are the only children's advocacy center in the four-county area accredited by the National Children's Alliance, and the largest children's advocacy center in the state of Florida. In 2013, we treated over 5,000 children and their families.

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Financial

three stars

84.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Case management notes
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Our staff
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from our clients
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (FL) 88.90 three stars
The Mentoring Alliance (TX) 94.31 four stars
Home of the Innocents (KY) 90.56 four stars
One Simple Wish (NJ) 93.32 four stars
Friends of the Children NY (NY) 86.21 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $616,609
   Federated Campaigns $355,395
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,698,634
Total Contributions $3,670,638
   Program Service Revenue $11,615
Total Primary Revenue $3,682,253
   Other Revenue $2,223
TOTAL REVENUE $3,684,476
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,996,927
   Administrative Expenses $361,281
   Fundraising Expenses $90,562
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,448,770
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $235,706
   
Net Assets $3,069,312

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Child Protection Team (CPT) $1,667,677 55.6%
Family Alliance $716,680 23.9%
Prevention Program $612,570 20.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 88.90 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.46 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 91.44 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 93.01 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.41 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.83 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 89.08 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 82.56 three stars
2011-06 02/01/2013 85.09 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 65-0007620
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS ADVOCACY CENTER OF SW FLORIDA INC
NTEE Code P62
NTEE Classification Victims' Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (327) Prevention of cruelty to children
(349) Other youth organization or activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$127,599 3.69% Jill Turner Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (FL) 88.90 three stars
Community Partners of Dallas (TX) 88.11 three stars
Judi's House (CO) 86.15 three stars
The Children's Assessment Center Foundation (TX) 100.00 four stars
Eastside Baby Corner (WA) 86.99 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida
3830 Evans Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
tel: (239) 939-2808
fax: (239) 939-4794
EIN: 65-0007620

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Board Leadership

Cole Peacock
Board President

CEO

Julie Boudreaux
Chief Executive Officer

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