On the Journey to Healing the Hurt

Caused by Child Sexual Abuse 

Annual Report 2003-2004

A Message from Our Board President
and Executive Director

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We've come a long way; the journey continues

In 1855, the Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals was founded, but it wasn’t until 1874 that the Society to Prevent Cruelty to Children was founded. It wasn’t until 1967 that all 50 states passed mandated reporting laws. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that these laws were expanded to include within their purview protecting children victimized sexually. As a country, we have done more in the past 30 years to address child sexual abuse than occurred in the first 170 years of our history.

The mere existence of a place such as Kristi House is a testament to the progress we have made. Unfortunately, the obstacles that remain are nothing less than mountains. Our clients range from infants to adolescents, boys and girls, and include every ethnic group that is represented in our community. At the Center, we have many new programs in place to help these children and their families.

Through education, outreach, and treatment, we can heal the trauma of abuse, while supporting the difficult process of investigating and prosecuting the abuser. Only through this multi-disciplinary approach will we win the battle and turn the tide toward a healthy and safe community for our children.

Please take the time to give us a call and come to visit Kristi House. We have much to tell you about our programs and need your support to keep the vision and mission of providing a healing space alive.

 

Judy McCleary
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Judy McCleary, Ph.D.
Board President

Trudy Novicki
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Trudy Novicki, J.D.
Executive Director

 

Program Highlights

Kristi House continues to reach out to victims of sexual abuse through education programs, agency referrals and its website, and provides all services free of charge. Kristi House is committed to evidence-based programs that will produce demonstrated effective models for the eradication of child sexual abuse. Because prevention is key to success, Kristi House helps families and communities learn how to decrease risks and increase protective factors to save our children.
  • Kristi House was awarded accreditation status from the Council on Accreditation, a testament to its sound operations, professional practice and continual quality improvement program.
  • Kristi House, in collaboration with Florida International University, Janet Renohosted the first of its annual conference series on the Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Investigation of Child Abuse.
    National experts and more than 100 attendees participated at the two-day conference in April 2004 with a focus on the forensic medical exam.
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    Janet Reno gave kenote at the first conference in 2004.)
  • Kristi House was awarded its first-ever grant from the DJJ star logoDepartment of Juvenile Justice to conduct prevention group therapy programs for children acting out sexually. Groups in English and Spanish, as well as parent support groups are part of the program using proven cognitive behavioral therapy approaches.

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  • Kristi House board members raised a record $124,000 in net profit at the fourth annual Touch A Heart Dinner at Norman’s Restaurant in November 2003.
  • Kristi House volunteer Jessica Novak produced “Kids Can Make a Difference” video for preparing children for testifying in court. Starring John Walsh, Judge Marilyn Milian and Judge Fred Seraphin, the video won the Red Cross Spectrum award and is now available in three languages.
  • Kristi House clients enjoyed the fourth annual Holiday Party organized and underwritten entirely by volunteers of the Junior League of Miami and hosted by Hotel Intercontinental Miami, which generously donated the space for the evening.
  • Kristi House’s Therapy Department expanded to decrease the time it was taking to place children in therapy. Four full-time therapists, a clinical supervisor and a staff psychiatrist now make up this department which provides a service critical for recovery.
  • Kristi House was named a fully accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance.
  • Kristi House spread awareness of its mission and role to help children and families in need with highway banners during Prevent Child Abuse Month in April.
  • Kristi House staff started an emergency needs fund for clients with monies earned from their own staff-sponsored fundraising events.
  • Twenty Little Working Girls painted and redecorated three therapy rooms and dedicated the teen room to the memory of Caroline Hartnett.Twenty Little Working Girls

Summary Financial Statements

Financial statement

Thank You to Kristi House Donors

Kristi House gratefully acknowledges all those whose generous contributions help us serve the children and families of our community.*

Foundations & Organizations
Anthony Abraham Foundation
Ashkin Family Foundation
Bal Harbour Village Law Enforcement Trust
BankAtlantic Foundation
Batchelor Foundation
W. Glen Boyd Foundation
Boyer & Meyrovitz Charitable Foundation
Carnival Foundation
The Children’s Trust
Circle K Club
Citigroup Foundation
Cordis Foundation
Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation
Dade Community Foundation
The Exchange Club of Miami-Dade
The Florida Bar
The Florida Bar - Young Lawyers Division
Barry and Barbara Goldin Foundation
Goldsmith Family Foundation
Greenberg Traurig Philanthropic Fund
Health Foundation of South Florida
Hirschhorn Foundation
Ida Hutzler Charitable Trust
Jewish Communal Fund
Junior League of Miami
The Ethel & W. George Kennedy Family Foundation
Thomas Kramer Foundation
The Charles N. and Elenor Knight Leigh Foundation
Dr. John T. MacDonald Foundation
J.N. McArthur Foundation
D. Richard Mead Charitable Foundation
Miami Springs Junior Women’s Club
National Children’s Alliance
Nichols Foundation, Inc.
North Dade Medical Foundation, Inc.
Northern Trust
Palmetto Middle School, SADD Club
Paul Palank Memorial Foundation
PBST Employee Activity Fund
Peacock Foundation, Inc.
Publix Super Market Charities
Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation
Saint Louis Catholic Church
The Shepard Broad Foundation
Sunny Isles Beach Police
Lady Suzanna P. Tweed and Carleton Tweed Charitable Foundation
Joseph Weintraub Family Foundation
Women’s Association Central Presbyterian
Corporations
AB2MT Consultants
Adhesive Tape Products, Ltd.
American Airlines
Barnes & Noble
Buckhead Beef
Calloway Golf Company
Candorso S.A.
Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival Food
Casa de Campo
Cattier Champagne
Cefalo Wine Cellar
Celebrity Cruises
Chalone Wine Group
Chez Carol
Cobrand Corporation
Colombian American Service Association
Colson Hicks Eidson
Coral Sands
Culinaire Specialty Foods
Cunard Line
Dade Aviation Consultants
Echeverria Design Group
Elemis Day Spa
Florida Affordable Housing Developers
Foremost Co.
Gallagher Financial Systems
Gardner’s Markets
Gold Aviation Services
H & J Asphalt
Hirsch & Markus, LLP
Hotel Intercontinental Miami
Hunton & Williams
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino
In Source
Interiors Non Pareil, Inc.
Interval International
Joyce Nails Corp.
K. Richard Inc.
Kromos Salon
Laker Airlines
Linens of the Week
Lodge & Spa at Cordillera
Mercury Resort Hotel
Miami Heat
Montica Jewelry
Motorcycle Training Institute
National Distributing Company
Neat Stuff
Neiman Marcus
Norman’s Restaurant
Ocean Reef Club
Office Depot
Pharmed Group
Prawnco
Quality Parking
Radio Shack
Raider Foods
Ransom Everglades School
Rock House
Royal Caribbean International
Royal Wine Merchants
Sandals Resorts
SeaDream Yacht Club
Shoreline Properties
Singular Networks
St. Supery Wine
Sole Water
Stewart, Tighlman, Fox & Bianchi, P.A.
Sunset Corners Fine Wine & Spirits
Supply Solutions
Swanson Vineyard
Swiss Chalet Fine Foods
Sysco Foods
Twenty Little Working Girls
Two Chef’s Restaurant
United Automobile Insurance
Velda Farms
Winn-Dixie Stores


Individuals
Claudia Abelar
Jayne & Leonard Abess
Perla & ay Evan Abramowitz
Frances Alayeto
Carmen Alexis
Hudlah Ambrose
Florence & Sheldon Anderson
Roberta & Martin Arostegui
Jody Atwood
Ruth & Victor Balestra
Hilarie Bass & Mark Bloom
Irma & Kalman Bass
Melissa Bassett
Patricia & Gary Becker
Thorne Beckham
Betty Bellman
Sarah & Brian Belt
Norman Benford
Melissa Bent
Lin Bentolila
Melissa Berry
Julia & David Bianchi
Linda & Mike Bittel
Berta & James Blecke
Eric Blume
Christine & Juan Bravo
Natalie Brown
Joseph Brown, Jr.
Maria Cabrera
Kate Callahan & Peter Benjamin
Lori Calleja
Karell Campbell
Karelia Martinez & Marino Carbonell
Lisa Carter
Chris Cesarano
Patrick Cesarano
Mona & Afif Chanouha
Kimberly Clark
Margaret F. Clark
Jeri Cohen
Myer Cohen
Raquel Cohen
Rose Cohen
Lindy & Dean Colson
Davis Cone
Kim Cook
Fernando Cordal
Trudy & Alan Courey
Sara Courtney-Baigorri
Lu & Stephen Coxhead
Sara Crego
Ashley & Jimmy Cusack
Idaria Damas
Anthony Damato
Susan Dandes
Letty & John D. Daniels
Omar de Armas
Ana de la Cruz
Diane & Allen de Olazarra
Natalie Dearma
Dulce Del Castillo
Stephanie Demos & Christopher Brown
Steven Deutsch
Lauren & Nathan Diamond
Gonzolo Diaz
Jodi & Bob Dickinson
Andrienne DiPrima
B. C. Dolan
Amy Steele Donner
Janet & James Ellison
Barbara Eroncig
Ofelia Fernandez
Diego Flores
Robin & Gary Fox
Sonia Gaffney
Sue & Doug Gallagher
Joe Garrigo
L.P. Gautier, Jr.
Tami Gautier
Judy & Phillip George
Gail & Eugene Gitin
Sandra M. Goldberg
Karin Gongee
Alexander & Samantha Gonzalez
Elba Gonzalez
Samantha Gonzalez
Joni Goodman & Mel Black
Marc Green
Pnny & John Grunden
Nancy I. Handler
Andria & Albert Hanley
Diane & Reginald Hardy
Nancy & Robert Hector
Margie Henghold
Sara & Bing Herald
Ann & Mark Hicks
Barbara & Walter Hinterkopf
John M. Hogan
Ilajean & Robert Horwitz
Joanne Howard
Peter Hulp
Julio C. Jaramillo
Rubye Nell Johnson
Edward Joyce
Abbe & Lawrence Kerr
Thomas Kimen,Jr.
Lynn Kislak & Benedict Kuehne
Claudia Kitchens & Jerry Houlihan
Kathie Klarreich
Shari Klinger
Richard Kramer
Rudy Kranys
Georgene Kravitz
Randy Kupper
Ana Maria Lasaga
Kathrine & Banning Lary
Mark Laudon
Tricia LeClair
Susan & Joshua Lerner
Ronnie & Michael Levine
Juana Linares
Elizabeth Lobo
Judy Loft
Betty Lopez
William Lord
Kay & Edward Lores

Cathie & Rafael Lorie
Missy & Mitch Lundeen
Jennifer & Don Lutton
Mary & Stephen A. Lynch
Tina MacAllister
Leana & Steven Marks
Luanna & Donald Marx
Joanne & Joseph Matthews
Reggie May
Karen & Robert McCammon
Judy & George McCleary
Keisha McFarlane
Patty & Miles McGrane III
Virginia & Richard Mead
Kabrina & William Means
Cristina & Victor Mendoza
Adrienne & Steve Messing
Marian & Marc Milgram
Janet Mingual
Marilyn Mittentag & Stuart Gitlitz
Sandra Montalvo
Jan & William Morrison
Lena & Edward Moylan
Victoria & Ramin Mozafari
Mirtha Orue Muller
Isabel Munoz
Gabriel Myrthil
Mah-Tosha Nance
Harihara Natarajan
Jean Nee
Margaret Nee & Fredric Saunier
Cathy Nicol
Carol & Alfred Novak
Trudy Novicki
Isabel Nunez
Helen O’Connell
Michael Olin
Luz Oliveira
Barbara & Alan Pareira
Robert Parks
Anthony Parrish
Marcia Pawley
Lisa Pearson
Stephanie Pena
Alejandro Penaloza
Maria Perez
Sheryl & Mark Piper
Rafael Podierne
Susan & George Pontigas
Alexander Pons
Pamela Poulos
Sallie & Warren Quillian II
Demaris & George Quintero
Frank C. Rabbito
Myrna & Richard Rea
Andrea Rice
Joyce & Steven Robinson
Florangel Rodriguez
Clarissa & Miguel Rosenfeld
Audrey & Jack Ross
Zaida Ross
Jan Roth
Zandra Rucker
Doris Rudnick
Roberto Salamanca
Mark Schnapp
Debra & Dennis Scholl
Carol & Alan Segal
Fred Seraphin
Richard Sharpstein, Esq.
Blanca & Carlos Silva
Jacqueline Simkin
Cira & Francisco Sitjes
Holly Skolnick
Joan Smith
Mary Sohlberg
Ariel Solarzano
Mary & Sash Spencer
Susan Stearns
Mary Steel
Marty & Bruce Steinberger
Kenneth & Amy Sussman
Lucille Talianoff
Natalie & Jeff Tanen
Elaine & Robert Tatum
Shirley Taylor
Lauri Thomas
Stacey E. Thompson
Diane Thurston
Susie & Bill Tillett
JoAnn & Roger Titley
Christopher Toomey
Lynn & Lawrence Tornek
Susan Trujillo & Seth Miles
Joseph Trutie
Norman Van Aken
Ellen Sue Venzer
Enrique Viciana
Chuck & Susan Vodicka
Ann & John Von Flatern
Kathleen Wainio
Mike Walsh
Cynthia & Joel Walters
Sharon & Marc Watson
Sarah Weiner
Victor Weinstein
Bonita Whytehead
Ruth Weisen
Lawrence W. Woerner
Victoria Wood
J. Hayes Worley
Catherine Wright
Jaques Wulffaert
Mario Yanez, Jr.
Catherine Young
Amy Zakarin

* This list represents donations made between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2004. We sincerely apologize for any errors or omissions; please contact us at (305)547-6839 with corrections.
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