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You can help a child recovering from abuse or sex-trafficking.

Since 1995, Kristi House has served to heal and eradicate child abuse and trafficking. The programs and services at Kristi House are made possible through the generosity and support of individuals, corporations and private foundations, combined with local, state and federal funding. In some instances, individual and corporate contributions are used as matching funds to obtain grants. With public funding only covering a little over half of the cost of services needed by our community each year, the importance of individual, corporate and private foundation donations cannot be overstated.

"Our children are the rock on which our future will be built. Our greatest asset as a nation"

- Nelson Mandela

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Financial Gifts

The most common way to support Kristi House is through a gift of cash. Please ask your employer if your gift may be doubled through a matching program. If you would like to make a financial gift, please click the button below. Or, if you prefer by check, payable to Kristi House, please mail it to us at our main address: Kristi House, Inc., 1265 NW 12 Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.

Your gift, no matter the amount, makes a difference in the lives of children in Miami-Dade County. 

Kristi House adheres to strict Donor Policies (PDF) in all its fundraising activities and to the highest standards in fiscal stewardship as evidenced by its top ranking by Guidestar and a long-standing track record of audits with no management exceptions.

Contact

Amanda G. Altman
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 305-547-6836
Jennifer Pena
Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: 305-710-2026
Natalie Brown
Director of Community Relations & Development
Phone: 305-547-6832

How to Help:

Through referrals, personal contacts and corporate recommendations, Kristi House seeks funding from private, corporate, and family foundations to support program operations each year. Grants from such foundations cover a range of programming, therapeutic and technological systems. To learn more, contact Jennifer Pena, JPena@kristihouse.org.

We’re always looking to recruit, secure, and foster fruitful corporate partnerships with strategic alignment. Below are some ways to get started. To learn more, contact Jennifer Pena, JPena@kristihouse.org.

  • Sponsor an Event or Program – Corporate sponsors serve an integral role for new programs, events, and initiatives.
  • Host a Lunch & Learn – Invite us to come to your workplace to share the healing story of Kristi House and ways to make a difference
  • Corporate Match – If your employer has a corporate matching program, please let us know and share with your colleagues. It’s amazing when your gift can go twice as far!
  • Host a Drive – This is a great way to make a difference as a team in the workplace. Sometimes our corporate donors get competitive with challenges between departments. Get creative, and be sure to send us pictures! We need items on our General Donation Flyer, and seasonally for our Holiday Drive.

Many of our children and families live below the poverty line and are in dire need of basics as we help them recover from abuse. Please see our General Donation Flyer for items we collect throughout the year. We also need lots of help with our annual Holiday drive. Please note we cannot accept used items or clothing.

Kristi House’s child sex-trafficking program, Project GOLD, needs help providing dinner to 15 – 20 girls Monday – Thursday. Food can be catered or ready-to-serve. If you have any connections that could help on a weekly or monthly basis, we have many mouths to feed!

Rally your tribe (your community, workplace, workout group, religious organization, family, neighbors, etc.) and hold a drive for the children of Kristi House! Many of our children and families are in dire need of basics as we help them recover from abuse. Please see our General Donation Flyer for items we collect throughout the year. We also need help with our annual Holiday drive.

Many of our supporters make a big difference by requesting donations to Kristi House in lieu of gifts at their next birthday, anniversary, or other celebration. These can be financial contributions, or an in-kind donation, like a box of diapers or children’s toy. Additionally, Facebook has made it very easy to hold fundraisers on their platform, for more information see here.

Help us get exactly what we need by shopping our Amazon Wishlist. This wish list includes items specifically for our children, our therapists, and our center, that we need to continue providing the highest level of care to our children and families.

Are you active on social media? Whether you just use Facebook to stay in touch with the Fab 5 from High School, or are a savvy influencer, you can help the children of Kristi House using the currency of social media. Every like, share, mention, tag, and re-post helps more people see the important work we’re doing to heal and eradicate child abuse and trafficking. Here are some ways you can help:

  • Follow Kristi House accounts @KristiHouseCAC on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter
  • Like and share our posts
  • RSVP and invite your friends to our Facebook Events
  • Put our website in your Instagram or Twitter bio
  • Send interesting, relevant articles and graphics
  • Create content

We’d love to have you at our main center, and show you the integrated, healing solution we provide to children and families. Gather your interested friends and/or colleagues, and we’ll find a good time for you to tour Kristi House.

Kristi House offers many great, free trainings to the community. These are excellent for all looking to learn more on the subject, including service providers, parents, and teachers. Please visit www.kristihouse.org/education to learn more.

Have a group interested in learning more about Kristi House, child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex-trafficking or any one of the many topics we cover? One of our trainers can come to you. Please visit www.kristihouse.org/education to learn more.

Volunteers make up an integral part of the Kristi House family. Volunteer “Waiting Room Ambassadors” engage and play with the children as they come into our offices for various appointments. To volunteer with children, you must commit to a regular schedule, and undergo an extensive application process and background check, including fingerprinting. For more information about various opportunities and the application process, visit: www.kristihouse.org/volunteer.

Does your workplace or organization want to volunteer as a group? Depending on the time of year, our needs, and the project budget, we have various opportunities available:

  • “Done in a Day” Projects
  • Regular Upkeep/Cleaning
  • Decorating for Holidays
  • Re-vamp one of our rooms/spaces

We need your help representing Kristi House as an agency at numerous community events, health fairs, and festivals. We’ll provide you with the materials, and you will do important work of sharing our mission and ensuring the community is aware of the help and services we provide. For more information, please email: volunteer@kristihouse.org.

It really does take a village. To maintain the highest level of care for our children, we rely on the services of countless professionals. If you are, or happen to know, an expert in any of these fields, we could use your help.

  • Face Painters
  • Painters/muralists
  • Graphic Designers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Florists
  • Professional Cleaners
  • Landscapers
  • Photographers
  • Website Designers
  • Influencers
  • Printers (brochures, invitations, outreach materials, banners, apparel, giveaways)
  • Videographers/Storytellers
  • Caterers/Restaurant Managers
  • Furniture Suppliers

Love to shop, wine and dine? Are you a regular at the hot spots in town? We could use your help securing auction items for our annual events! Your connections at local shops and restaurants may be willing to donate an item to their favorite customer, all to support the children of Kristi House. The items below generally tend to do well at our auctions.

  • Restaurant Gift Cards
  • Bags
  • Jewelry
  • Sunglasses

Kristi House competes for local, state and federal grants on an ongoing basis. State and local funding is received from the Department of Children and Families, Miami-Dade County Office of Grants Management, City of Miami Gardens, the State of Florida and the Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA). All grant funds are restricted to providing child-victims specific services at Kristi House.

Kristi House receives major federal funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Children’s Alliance and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through grant awards. Currently, Kristi House receives federal SAMHSA funds for a community capacity building multi-year program around evidence-based interventions for child sexual-related trauma, the Miami C-START program. Funds from the U.S. Department of Justice-Office of Victims of Crime support Project GOLD with funding for services for child victims of sex trafficking. As with many state and federally funded programs, monies are never guaranteed, and based on performance and the highest standards of fiscal management. Kristi House has been a recipient of federal grants since 2009.

Annual Dinner & Auction

  • February 8, 2020, Four Seasons Miami

Breaking the Silence Annual Luncheon

  • May 13, 2020, Jungle Island
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