Spiffing up the place! This spring Kristi House got refurbished, restored, buffed and polished by three different groups helping us enhance our child-friendly main facility. Here we have volunteers from Keller Williams "Red" Day, The EDGE Helps, and Potential Church in action helping Kristi House.
Kristi House friends and supporters came together for organization’s 10th Annual Breaking the Silence program designed to raise awareness and support for children overcoming sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation.
During the Roaring 20s Soiree at the Four Seasons on November 6th, 2015, 350 Kristi House supporters helped raise funds for children who are victims of sexual abuse. Celebrating Kristi House's 20th anniversary was a roaring success.
Kristi House friends and supporters came together for organization’s 9th Annual Breaking the Silence program designed to raise awareness and support for children overcoming sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation.
Kristi House supporters helped raise vital funds for children who are victims of sexual abuse at the annual Touch a Heart Dinner & Auction at the Four Seasons on November 14, 2014
Kristi House thanks its Breaking the Silence pledge supporters in May 2014 at a reception celebrating reaching the $2 million milestone in gifts and pledges since the program's inception in 2006.
Kristi House and 350 friends and supporters came together for organization’s 8th Annual Breaking the Silence program designed to raise awareness and support for children overcoming sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation.
400 Kristi House supporters walked the Blue Carpet for victims of child sexual abuse at The Bath Club on Miami Beach, Jan. 24, 2014.
Kristi House friends and supporters came together for the 14th Annual Touch a Heart Dinner & Auction, raising $455,000 in net proceeds for services for sexually abused and exploited children.
On Nov. 2, 2012, 375 guests marked the 13th Annual Touch a Heart Dinner fundraiser with a record-breaking $500,000 in net proceeds for child sexual abuse victims.
More photos from the Touch a Heart Dinner 2012.
Four hundred friends and guests learned about Kristi House and its work with inspirational message from Dr. Wayne Dyer and compelling testimonials of survivors of child sexual abuse.
On February 9th Jimmy Choo Coral Gables hosted a shopping event to benefit Kristi House. Chaired by Lauren Harrison Genovese and Katie Lane-Arriola, more than $100,000 in luxury Choo shoes and handbags were sold with 10% benefiting Kristi House.
On August 27, 2011 Royal Caribbean hosted our Heal a Heart Luncheon aboard the Oasis of the Seas. Our loyal supporters and guests enjoyed VIP treatment with a champagne reception, exquisite luncheon, dessert bar and ice show. All proceeds raised went to support child sexual abuse victims.
More than 500 guests gathered for Kristi House's 5th Anniversary Breaking the Silence luncheon at the JW Marriott in Downtown Miami to support services for healing the hurt of child sexual abuse. Lourdes Leon-Vega was Philanthropic Chair, and Michelle Barreau-Charles, Julia Bianchi and Rachelle de Moya co-chaired the event. All event costs were underwritten by Leon Medical Centers so that 100% of the $288,000 in gifts and pledges raised will go to support services for children who have been sexually abused.
More than 250 guests joined Kristi House and friends for the 11th annual signature fundraising event at the Four Seasons where nearly $300,000 was raised in net proceeds for child victims of sexual abuse.
On Mother's Day May 9, 270 Kristi House friends and supporters came out with their families for a day aboard Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas. Guests enjoyed a champagne reception, luncheon and ice show, all underwritten by Royal Caribbean to benefit sexually abused children.
On April 23, 2010, 350 supporters and new friends came together for Kristi House's 4th Annual Breaking the Silence luncheon. Guests learned about the Kristi House program and heard survivor testimonials as part of the event sponsored by Leon Medical Centers with Lourdes Leon Vega as Honorary Chair.
The 10th Anniversary Kristi House Touch a Heart Dinner & Auction was a sold-out success chaired by Katie Lane-Arriola and Libby Witherspoon of BNY Mellon Wealth Management on November 6th at Miami’s Four Seasons Hotel. Outstanding sponsors and an auction of exquisite wines, luxury gifts and exclusive getaways, made this a spectacular fundraising evening.
More than 250 friends of Kristi House came out to support Breaking the Silence of child sexual abuse on April 30 at Grove Isle Hotel & Spa hosted by Leon Medical Centers. More than $320,000 in gifts and 5-year pledges were made.
On March 13th Kristi House and Avalon Café in Coconut Grove hosted a happy hour to benefit the client emergency fund and therapy. Two hundred friends of Kristi House raised $18,000 to help sexually abused kids and their families. Underwriters included Dr. Ary Krau, Michele D. Morales, West Broward Church of God, Cinergy Health, Florida House Representative Juan C. Zapata, Luuxury, and Oscar Levin of Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Hundreds of votive candles, white roses and hydrangeas greeted 300 guests with an ambiance of sparkling, understated elegance perfect for the five-course gourmet meal and wine pairings. The 9th Annual Kristi House Touch a Heart Dinner & Auction was a sold-out success netting $300,000 on November 7th at Miami’s Four Seasons Hotel.
Saturn and celebrity photographer Linda Solomon worked with Kristi House children on photographing their images representing hope. These poignant photos vividly depict children's dreams and aspirations. The cards are available in packages of 20 distinct images with a message of hope inside, available from Kristi House for a suggested minimum donation of $25 per box. Call 305-547-6802.
Friends and supporters of Kristi House enjoyed an exclusive day on the deck of Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas while docked at the Port of Miami. “A Taste of Liberty” was completely underwritten by Royal Caribbean International. Guests were treated to a cocktail reception followed by a fabulous ice skating show and lunch in the Liberty’s gorgeous Rembrandt Dining Room.
Kristi House hosted a conference July 28-29 covering investigative, interview and intervention techniques for high risk child victims of prostitution and trafficking. Sgt. Byron Fassett and Cathy de La Paz of the Dallas Police Department High Risk Victims and Trafficking Unit lead the training attended by local police and social services professionals.
The Fresh Market hosted an evening of fine wine and scrumptious hors d'oeuvres at their beautiful Coconut Grove, Florida store. Nearly 200 guests enjoyed samplings of wines from Southern Wine & Spirits and delicious food prepared by the Fresh Market chefs. All funds went to support child victims of sexual abuse.
200 friends of Kristi House showed their support for breaking the silence of child sexual abuse at the annual luncheon, April 23, 2008, which raised $311,000 in gifts and pledges for sexually abused children.
Nelson David Diaz and Becker Poliakoff law firm hosted Speaker of the House Marco Rubio for a Kristi House reception.
On October 12th Kristi House and Sports Club/LA hosted a happy hour to benefit the client emergency fund. Nearly $5,000 was raised to help sexually abused kids and their families.
Kristi House supporters helped raise a record amount of funds for children who are victims of sexual abuse at the annual Touch a Heart event at Four Seasons, Nov. 9, 2007.