The CRN Story
Community Resource Network of Florida, LLC provides compassionate care and services to adults and children with disabilities. We believe every person should have access to individualized services to enhance their quality of life. We are driven to help people of all ages and abilities thrive at home and in the community.
CRN is an organization grown out of necessity to support those in need. In 2009, we began serving the needs of people with developmental disabilities. Based on feedback and need from the community, we expanded our services in 2017 to include people without developmental disabilities who need compassionate, individualized care. We started with 60 direct support providers, and we now operate with more than 275 direct support providers to serve approximately 500 people throughout Florida.
Community Resource Network of Florida, LLC believes that every person should have access to individualized services to enhance their quality of life. We are driven by supporting individuals of all ages and abilities to thrive at home and in the community.
CRN provides services for people of any age — from birth to late in life — including companion services, personal support, respite care, personal care services, transportation, life skills programs, speech and occupational therapies, homemaker services and more.
We continue to grow, but our guiding principles remain the same. We believe the needs of the individual should be at the heart of everything we do.
Community Resource Network of Florida, LLC is driven to help and advocate for individuals. Our goal is to expand the organization’s reach to become the first choice for any individual in need. Compassionate care is the heart of who we are.
Serving families and individuals throughout Florida
Our direct service providers offer support for families and individuals everywhere in Florida. Visit us at one of our Life Skills Program locations in Lee and Charlotte Counties!
12751 World Plaza Lane, Building 85
Fort Myers, FL 33907
HOURS M-F 9:00 – 5:00
LSP – Fort Myers
12741 World Plaza Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Direct Phone -239-573-4845
HOURS M-F 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
LSP – Port Charlotte
525 Bowman Terrace
Port Charlotte, FL 33953
Direct Phone- 941-629-5655
HOURS M-F 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Meet the Team
Our team of employees and providers are committed to the individuals we serve.
Cole Caruso founded the Community Resource Network of Florida, Inc. in 2009 when a similar organization had to close its doors.… Read More
Cole M. Caruso, CEO
Cole Caruso founded the Community Resource Network of Florida, Inc. in 2009 when a similar organization had to close its doors because it was no longer able to provide for people who so desperately relied on the services they were receiving. Rather than see those people go unserved, Cole quickly developed CRN and poured his heart and soul into making it work for those who need it.
In 2011, Cole was approached to take on a struggling Life Skills Program providing daily schooling for 45 people in Cape Coral. Rather than turning down the extra work, he again stepped up and answered the call to serve those in need. That program now serves 100 people with disabilities each day, providing training so that they may join the workforce and become productive members of the community. The same situation happened again in 2013 with a Life Skills Program in Charlotte County. That program has grown from 40 to 100 individuals served daily.
Under Cole’s leadership, the company has grown 20-30 percent annually each of the last three years and provides support for more than 500 people with disabilities from Marco Island all the way to the Tampa Bay area. Community Resource Network of Florida Inc. is driven to help and advocate for individuals. Cole built the organization on the belief that every person should have access to individualized services to enhance their quality of life so that they may thrive at home and in the community.
Cole’s goal is to expand the organization’s reach so that it becomes the first choice for anyone in need. Still, Cole wants everyone behind the organization to remain true to their commitment to individualized, compassionate care, which is at the heart of who they are.
Cole is a dedicated businessman but loves to travel, often visiting Los Angeles and New York City, and anywhere on the water, at the beach, or on an island. He plays dad full-time to two adorable Yorkies, Samantha and Preston James, and he enjoys spending time with his family in Sarasota.
Beth provides oversight for community based services to ensure that CRN’s mission, vision and values are being achieved.… Read More
Beth Gulling, Vice President Community Relations
Beth graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Communications in 2008. She started working for Community Resource Network of Florida, Inc. in 2009 and quickly began to elevate in her positions. She is happily married and a mother to three beautiful children.
Beth provides oversight for community based services to ensure that CRN’s mission, vision and values are being achieved.
She makes things happen, all the while infusing the team she leads with an infectious energy and passion that empowers them to focus on every individuals wants and needs.
As a result of her hard work and dedication to CRN, community based services have grown significantly. Beth continues to advocate and be a voice to raise awareness of the many abilities people have regardless of disability. She takes great pride in building relationships and a trusting environment.
Beth is passionate about providing quality care to the individuals and families CRN serves. She is here to make a difference and is proud to work for an organization that puts the needs of others at the heart of everything they do.
Beth spent several years volunteering for The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled and Florida Tri-county challenged baseball league. Beth enjoys spending time with family and friends, and advocating for special needs.