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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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Tons of Fun at Spring Party 2016 – Thank you!

In an amazing intergenerational alliance, Kristi House children, their siblings, families and friends were treated to an awesome Spring Party generously sponsored, planned and hosted by The Palace. This amazing team lead by Debbie Horvitz made this party the Saturday before Easter a tremendous success, bringing cheer to our client-families and the case workers and therapists who work with them everyday. We are truly thankful to The Palace for making

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Kristi House is a partner in Miami's Stop Sex Trafficking campaign focused on ending the sale of children for sex. For Human Trafficking Month in January, many community partners have come together under the leadership of The Women's Fund to raise awareness about the horrific crime of child sex trafficking that is flourishing in our own community. We are working to raise awareness that child sex trafficking is not something that happens in far away

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Clients Loved “Week of Holiday Celebration”

Children receiving services at Kristi House were treated to a week of holiday cheer and presents leading up to Christmas. Volunteers transformed Kristi House into a Winter Wonderland and each client and their families were invited to share holiday cheer with treats and hands-on activities, and a visit to the "toy store" (Boardroom in Central office, reception areas in North and South offices). Children got to choose what they really wanted from

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