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Year in Review at Kristi House

Kristi House annually provides direct services to more than 1,000 child-victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, and coordinates the team of partner agencies at the Children’s Advocacy Center. The multidisciplinary partners include State Attorney’s Office, law en-forcement, University of Miami Child Protection Team, Department of Children and Families, Rape Treatment Center and Guardian ad Litem. Highlights of accomplishments this year include:

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FIU Law Toy Drive – 12/1

Please join us at FIU Law Alumni Association’s 5th Annual Toy Drive for Kristi House on Thurs., Dec. 1, from 7 – 9 p.m., at American Social – Brickell, 690 SW 1st Court, Miami.  This year’s drive is sponsored by Jimenez & Hart, LLC. Since 2012, FIU Law grads and I have donated countless toys and over $2500 to Kristi House.  Guests who bring an unwrapped toy or donate $10 or more receive a free cocktail.  Please RSVP to FIU

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Project GOLD Wynwood Mural

  The Wynwood Yard’s latest artistic addition features imagery created by survivors of child sex trafficking who are receiving services through Kristi House’s Project GOLD, in collaboration with artist Jenny Perez.   [edsanimate animation="fadeInLeft" infinite_animation="no" animate_on="" ] Visit the Mural [/edsanimate] The mural is located along the entryway to the della test kitchen restaurant at The Wynwood Yard at 56 NW 29th

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Give Miami Day 2016

  On Thursday, November 17, 2016, join Kristi House in helping to heal the heart of a sexually abused child by participating in Give Miami Day. On the 17th, click here to donate: https://givemiamiday.org/npo/kristi-house-inc There are many worthy causes in Miami. Before making your donation decision, please watch this powerful video of three, incredibly strong Kristi House survivors: Sara, Michelle, and Ana. When you make a donation to Kristi

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Kristi House Awarded $2 Million SAMHSA Grant

  Award expands Kristi House's C-START community collaborative for child sexual-related trauma to encompass trafficking interventions   Kristi House, Inc., the not-for-profit Children's Advocacy Center serving Miami-Dade County that provides services and coordination of cases for children victimized by sexual abuse and sex trafficking, has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse

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Back-to-School 2016 – Thank you!

  Back-to-School - Thank You! On Saturday, August 13, 2016, one-hundred child-clients and their siblings received book bags full of school supplies at Kristi House’s annual Back-to-School Party. Thanks to the generous donors from throughout the community, we had enough book bags, school supplies, food, fun, and raffle prizes for everyone at the party, ensuring their successful start to the new academic year. We were able to create over 200

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A Guide to Pokémon Go For Parents and Guardians

  Gotta Stay Safe to Catch 'Em All: A Guide to Pokémon Go For Parents and Guardians   By: Mónica Marie Zorrilla a Kristi House volunteer   Starting in 1995, kids from across the globe became acquainted with hundreds of feisty and ferociously adorable pocket monsters (or Pokémon) through their handheld Nintendo consoles. Children of all genders and points in the world were united in an addictive knack for capturing and training Pokémon

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GableStage – Stalking the Bogeyman

Join Kristi House at Stalking the Bogeyman, presented by GableStage, a powerful thriller based on a true story. On Preview Night, all proceeds from ticket sales to benefit programs for the sexually abused children helped at Kristi House. The show is a powerful thriller based on a true story that aired on NPR’s This American Life; it follows renowned journalist David Holthouse’s secret pursuit of justice for a crime hidden for 25 years — and

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10th Annual Breaking the Silence Luncheon April 15

Kristi House and 450 guests celebrated the 10th Annual Breaking the Silence Luncheon on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Coral Gables Country Club. Guests heard an amazing poem written and recited by one of our trafficking survivors. They heard from Tony Sparks who rescues stolen children all over the globe. They heard from a mom whose son was brutally abused at age 8 but received help from Kristi House and is now a successful, honor roll 17-year-old. These

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Kristi House Board Member, Dr. Susan Dandes in the Miami Herald

We salute our board member and child abuse expert Dr. Susan Dandes for her article in the Miami Herald on Child Abuse Prevention month. Check out the great tips for parents to keep our kids safe. Keeping Kids Fit: Now is the time to protect your child from abuse The Miami Herald, Health & Fitness, April 8, 2016 Susan K. Dandes Click here to download PDF. http://www.miamiherald.com/living/health-fitness/article70784862.html

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