Let Kids Know Their Stories Matter

Help Us Write the Next Chapter

With the help of donors like you, we can write new chapters of hope and healing for children and families in Southwest Florida. The last few years have had a deep-rooted impact on children and teens, from the global pandemic to increasing bullying and violence to the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. The lasting trauma from these events and others is still to be revealed, and we know that new challenges are on the horizon.

Ella's Story

Making Every Story Matter

As a donor and advocate, your story is entwined with the stories of countless children. Together, we are making significant progress in addressing the pediatric health mental health epidemic.

But there are still many children and teens in our community whose storylines are filled with anxiety, depression, panic disorders, and other mental and behavioral challenges – and they need our help.

500 +

children on the
wait list

for pediatric behavioral health appointments for neuro-development conditions and the autism spectrum

for a psychology appointment

4 - 6 Weeks*

for a psychiatry

Young African American girl in glasses
A father holds his child's hand on the way to a Kids' Mind Matter event
Smiling young boy looks into the camera