The programs and services at Kristi House and the Orlowitz-Lee Children’s Advocacy Center 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. The impact of these donations cannot be overstated.
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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 gift of cash, please use our secure, online form. 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
Kristi House competes for local, state and federal grants on an ongoing basis. Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, 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) program provide restricted funds for Kristi House. The U.S. Department of Justice, National Children’s Alliance and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have supported Kristi HOuse with federal grant awards. Currently, Kristi House receives federal SAMHSA funds for a community capacity building four-year program around evidence-based interventions for child sexual-related trauma. As with many state and federally funded programs, monies are never guaranteed.
Private, Corporate, and Family Foundation Gifts and Grants
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. If you are aware of a foundation with an emphasis on health and human services, education, or children’s issues, please forward the appropriate contact information to our attention.
Fundraisers and Special Events
Walk the Blue Carpet Event (Feb. 8, 2013) A team of Board members and community volunteers are planning a night of food, wine & spirits, great music and dancing at the beautiful Moore Building in a new fundraising event. The evening’s proceeds will support Kristi House’s ongoing commitment and work to end child sexual abuse and, in particular, our Project GOLD program, which intervenes on behalf of children who are victims of sex trafficking. <more>
Touch A Heart Dinner & Auction at Four Seasons (Nov. 1, 2013) Held every year, Kristi House’s signature Dinner & Auction raises money in support of Kristi House programs and services. This five-course gourmet dinner with fine wine pairings is generally held on the first Friday evening of November. The evening’s events include live and silent auctions featuring rare wines, exquisite vacations, exclusive dinners and VIP tickets. <more>
Breaking the Silence Annual Luncheon (Apr. 26, 2013)
Breaking the Silence is Kristi House’s program to forever end the silence on child sexual abuse in our community. Core to this effort is building awareness of Kristi House and the staggering statistic that child molesters are not strangers; in more than 90% of sexual abuse cases, the child and the child’s family know and trust the abuser. These perpetrators shatter childhoods and steal children’s innocence forever. Worse still, the effects of abuse haunts children for years, increasing the likelihood of drug and alcohol dependency, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, delinquency, violent crime and debilitating fear. Kristi House hosts facility tours and informational sessions to acquaint those with concern and capacity to help with this new awareness crusade. If you are interested in being part of this drive, please contact Development Officer Bianca Fernandez or call (305) 547-6802. <more>
Heal a Heart Happy Hours and Shopping Events Our successful happy hour format, hosted at popular and emerging restaurants and lounges county-wide, offers a low-cost event that enables Kristi House to introduce itself to new audiences, many of whom then become regular supporters of our cause. Another favoriate fundraiser format for Kristi House are special shopping days set up where a portion of proceeds benefifts Kristi House. Jimmy Choo in Merrick Village has hosted a shopping day each year for Kristi House raising much-needed unrestricted funds.