Children's Network of South Florida, LLC

 

Children's Network is committed to working with the community to protect children and preserve families

 

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Introducing Niki Ferguson

 

Niki Ferguson has been a foster parent for the past 4 years. She is a strong advocate for the children that come into care. She has had many children in her home and she treats all the children that come into her home the same. She feels that fostering is her way of giving back to the community. She is devoted to making a difference in the lives of the children that she cares for by providing the children with a wealth of opportunities.  She works hard with the bio parents and acts as a mentor for the parents when needed. The foster mother works with the agency to keep siblings together and she is open to providing a child a permanent home if reunification is not an option.

*Thank you to Niki Ferguson for being a foster parent that loves our children.* 

 

   

 

Children's Network November Mass Adoption Success *

  • Lee County 17 adoptions

  • Charlotte County 15 adoptions

  • Collier County 10 adoptions

​Total children adopted for November Mass Adoption is 42.

Thanks to our dedicated Adoption Team who go above and  beyond!

 

 Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

We are very grateful for our newest partners, Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS) 

 

We are proud to announce that Children’s Network of SWFL is a recipient of the 2018-2019 United Way of Charlotte County Collaborative Partners Grant “Mentoring for Success” ♥

As of November 2018, Children's Network finalized 91 Adoptions. 

 

 

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We are proud partners of Selfless Love Foundation (Family Match) and will be piloting their matching software

Program matches foster children with families who have an approved adoption Home Study

If you have an approved adoption Home Study, go online and complete your profile ►

 Family Match Presentation                    (Click Logo)

Program's launch ≈ Summer 2018 ♥

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  Dania's Story. . . ►

 

Southwest Florida foster teen aces it in the school of hard knocks

 

   

Lee Pitts Live interview with Nadereh Salim, Chief Executive Officer, Children's Network of Southwest Florida and Dianne McDaniel, Regional Vice President, Suncoast School Credit Union

       

                  

   

Congratulations:  Alisebeth Nelson

    Child Welfare Case Manager

     Children's Network of SWFL

 We appreciate all the great work you do!

 
 

Staff Kudos form the Department of Children & Families.

"The M. case has been a whirlwind from start to finish and Ali has been amazing from the get go.

Ali - Given the unique circumstance of this case, you really went above and beyond as we worked to find a solution for this family. Thank you for your compassion and dedication! I can’t imagine what yesterday would have been like without you."

Brittnie Stoy, CPI, DCF

 Thank you for Caring 

 
     
 

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Open Houses 

Informational Meeting on Foster Care & Adoptions

Lee County  Please contact us for future Open Houses  (Click Lee County for details.)

Charlotte County Please contact us for future Open Houses (Click Charlotte County for details)

Family Mentor Classes - Lee

Lee County: Please join us for our new * Orientiation - Training Class * on November 13,Tuesday from 5:30pm to 8:30om at our Children's Network office located at 4150 Ford St. Ext Ft.Myers, FL 33916
Please click Family Mentor Classes for more details.

Saturday December 1, 2018 from 9am to 1pm at our Children's Network office located at 4150 Ford St. Ext Ft.Myers, FL 33916

Please contact our Mentor Coordinator if you are not able to attend these dates pmalik@cnswfl.org 941-613-3937 or 239-218-7557, as we also conduct evening and weekday trainings when requested.

“We are happy to welcome 10 new mentors to our team of dedicated volunteer mentors who are actively engaged with families in Lee County by providing support and helping the parents to increase their self-sufficiency.”


 

Mentoring For Success

Please contact us at Port Charlotte Children's Network 19621 Cochran Blvd., Unit 4. Port Charlotte, FL 33948 for future Mentor Trainings.
Please call 941-613-3937 (office) or 239-218-7557 (cell) to confirm your participation so that we can ensure that we have enough food and supplies for everyone. Also please feel free to share this information if you know anyone that may be interested in joining us for the training.

Please contact us for for future Mentoring For Success Trainings in Punta Gorda 

Special Thanks to the V.B.A. Charlotte Community Foundation! We will be having our first mentor training in their wonderful training room located at 227 Sullivan St. Punta Gorda FL 33950. Please park in the lot which is easily accessed from US 41 South and you will see a sign board directing you to the training room. We will provide water, a sandwich ring or subs and chips for lunch, but please feel free to bring your favorite beverage and snacks. It is sometimes chilly in our training room, so you may want to bring a sweater or light jacket as well.

Please call 941-613-3937 (office) or 239-218-7557 (cell) to confirm your participation so that we can ensure that we have enough food and supplies for everyone. Also please feel free to share this information if you know anyone that may be interested in joining us for the training.


 

Lee Pitts Live
Mentor a Family
Patrice Cunningham, Special Project Manager for United Way and Pamela Malik, Family Mentor Coordinator for the Children's Network of Southwest Florida interview with Lee Pitts Live.
Naples Family Adopts “Congratulations to the Maxfield family on the adoption of your daughter Hannah Rae Lynn June 7th. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us.”
NBC-2 Interview A huge thank you to our foster parents who accept our children into their families and provide a temporary, safe and loving home.
Lee Pitts Live Lori Feige, Director of Programs, Children’s Network of Southwest Florida and Kelly Ladd, Foster Parent, Children’s Network of Southwest Florida (interview with Lee Pitts)

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