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. 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.
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 here for our secure, online system, or on 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.
For inquiries, please email or call (305) 547-6800:
Kristi House adheres to strict Donor Policies (PDF) in all its fundraising activities.
One immediate and simple way to help is via our Amazon wish list. These items can be gifted directly and mailed to our center. This is also a great place to start if you’re looking for drive collection ideas. Please click here, or on the button below.
Wear and tear over our last 23 years serving the children of Miami-Dade has started to show. Our main center, as well as our ever-expanding satellite offices, are very much in need of some professional re-vamping in order to continue providing the quality care these families need to heal. If you, or anyone you know, has connections in the following areas, please reach out to us.
- A/C system
(Detailed Needs List coming soon)
Kristi House seeks to maintain a fully stocked pantry, with diapers, school supplies and toys for the over 1,000 children and families served yearly. Most of our families have extremely limited resources. These additional supplies to help stabilize the non-offending parents are exceptionally valuable when they visit our offices for therapeutic, case coordination or advocacy support.
- Gift Cards – small denominations to places like Target, Walmart, or Visa Gift Cards
- Non-Perishable Foods – cereals, granola bars, pasta, rice, snacks, chips, mac & cheese, etc.
- Diapers, Pull-Ups, Baby Wipes
- New Baby Clothes
- New Children’s Pajamas
- New Children’s Toys & Puzzles
- Children’s Books
- Coloring Books
- School Supplies
Please click here to download our General Donation Flyer (PDF). To schedule a drop-off or pickup, please contact Damena (DGallimore@kristihouse.org, 305-547-6845).
Volunteers make up an integral part of the Kristi House family. Please read more about our various volunteer opportunities and how to get started here.
Competitive Government Grants & Contracts
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 Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Office of Victims of Crime support Project GOLD with funding for enhancing community mentoring and reaching specialized populations of human trafficking victims. As with many state and federally funded programs, monies are never guaranteed. The pies show the breakdown of funding sources and how they are used.
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.
Upcoming Fundraising Events
Annual Dinner & Auction
- Saturday, February 2, 2019, 7 pm, Four Seasons Miami
Breaking the Silence Annual Luncheon
- Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 11 am, Jungle Island
Make a gift today!
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