Children’s Network of Southwest Florida is the private, nonprofit lead agency that administers the child welfare system in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties. Our mission is to work with the community to protect children and preserve families. Children’s Network is responsible for over 2,500 abused and neglected children, and delivers a comprehensive local system of care through subcontracts with more than 50 social service agencies. The agency also serves over 300 at-risk community children each month in our Diversion Program. Since the agency’s founding in 2003, Children’s Network of Southwest Florida has worked so that our communities’ children are safer, have better access to local resources and are able to have a stable, loving, and secure home environment. Children’s Network of Southwest Florida contracts with the Department of Children and Families to oversee the child welfare system in Southwest Florida.