Breaking the Silence

SAVE THE DATE 10th Annual Breaking the Silence Luncheon

Friday, April 15, 2016 • Country Club of Coral Gables


Special Thanks to our 2015 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:


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Martha Weeks Wulf  •  Julia & David Bianchi  •  Adrienne diPrima & Donna Smorchoke

Monique D. Hayes, Esq.  •  Maria Luisa Urrutia & Jon A. Shaw, MD  •  Zaba & Edgar Castro

Kimely Pratt, Conscious Cookies & Confections  •  Korey Davis, Korey Davis Photography

Special Thanks to Jungle Island


About Breaking the Silence…

…Kristi House’s program to forever end the silence on child sexual abuse.

Core to this effort is building awareness of Kristi House and the staggering statistic that child molesters are not strangers: in the vast majority of sexual abuse cases, the child and the child’s family know and trust the abuser. And further, one out of 10 children will be sexually abused by the age of 18. In seconds, their childhoods are shattered, their innocence stolen forever. Worse still, the effects haunt them for years, increasing the likelihood of drug and alcohol dependency, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, delinquency, violent crime and debilitating fear.

Kristi House launched Breaking the Silence in 2007 to garner attention and support from concerned and caring individuals and business leaders who can assist in our mission of protecting and healing children from child sexual abuse. Many have joined this effort, sharing our vision of ending child sexual abuse in our community. Badia Spices and Leon Medical Centers have been our lead underwriters.

Through Breaking the Silence and other community outreach, we have witnessed growing community awareness and understanding of the pervasiveness and trauma wrought by child sexual abuse. We have seen it is possible to educate and build awareness around this difficult subject, and consequently improve the fate of many innocent victims.

Find out more….Kristi House is hosting a series of facility tours and informational sessions to acquaint those with the concern and the capacity to help with this new awareness crusade. If you are interested in being part of this drive, please contact Development Director Natalie Brown, (305) 547-6832.

We salute and sincerely thank those listed below who have made and sustained five-year pledges of support to Kristi House children through Breaking the Silence, helping to build sustainability as we all strive to protect all children in Miami-Dade County.



Breaking the Silence involves individual, community and business leaders in Miami-Dade with the concern and capacity to help turn the tide of child sexual abuse.

From the Archives:

Videos from 2013 Luncheon: Key Note Speaker Kathy Anderson | Where We’ve Come From by Katherine Fernandez Rundle | Where We’re Going by Trudy Novicki | Our Guests
Download fillable 2014 Sponsor/Host Commitment Form (Word)