Staying the Course

Annual Report 2005-2006

A Message from the Executive Director

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Kristi House has a vision to end the epidemic of child sexual abuse in Miami-Dade County. It’s a big idea, but possible, and a notion that keeps many inspired in our daily mission of healing victims. As we grow as an organization, it becomes very tempting to wander into other segments of social services, to help others. We have made a choice to stay focused. We continue to expand, but only through strategies that take us closer to our goal.

We are raising our voices and encouraging people to talk about child sexual abuse in the schools, in the boardrooms, in the cocktail lounges, and, yes, even in your homes! Through networking and education, we will all become STEWARDS of our CHILDREN. The Stewards of Children training equips participants with the facts and figures about child sexual abuse to become our ambassadors in the community. More events and messages are planned for the upcoming year as we move this mission-based project forward.

Kristi House accomplished a long anticipated goal this year–that of identifying a satellite office in the southern part of Miami-Dade. Our new location is 15321 South Dixie Highway, collocated with our medical partner, University of Miami Child Protection Team. Our newly created assessment unit completed its first year, and groundwork was laid for a full-time therapist to operate out of the south office. This location provides greater visibility in the community and better access for our clients in the extreme south. Locating a full-time intake coordinator at Jackson Hospital’s Rape Treatment Center also increased access to Kristi House for child victims of sexual abuse.

In addition to better access, this year Kristi House saw an expansion of our services to provide improved care to our clients and their families. Kristi House has adopted a welcoming policy for clients with dual mental health and substance abuse diagnosis, and is following an action plan for implementation of dual diagnosis capability. In keeping with our commitment to address child on child sexual abuse, we continue to run a therapeutic group for sexually reactive children and their caretakers.

We continue to gather the victims of sexual abuse one by one, with more than 800 children passing through our doors this year and 3,000+ children receiving school presentations aimed at preventing sexual abuse. Each time we counsel a child, each time we help a family member, each time we educate a student, each time we write an assessment or appear in court, we are moving one step closer to reversing the tide of abuse and ending the epidemic.

Please join with us to break the silence and heal the hurt. Call us or visit www.kristihouse.org to find out how you can help.

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Trudy Novicki
Executive Director

 

Mission
Kristi House provides a healing environment for all child victims of sexual abuse and their families, regardless of income, through prevention, treatment and coordination of services with our community partners.

Vision
Kristi House strives to end the epidemic of child sexual abuse in Miami-Dade County by healing those who have been victims and breaking the cycle of abuse for future generations.

Services
• Case Coordination • Case Management • Information & Referral Services Advocacy
• Therapy • Parents’ Groups • Criminal Justice Support • Comprehensive Assessments
• Emergency Client Assistance • Transportation • Education & Community Outreach

Program Highlights

  • A Decade of Service. Kristi House celebrated its 10th anniversary in April 2006 with a gathering of supporters and friends and a front-page Miami Herald article that told the story of child sexual abuse through the words of victims.

  • A Strategic Plan was created by the Board of Directors to guide the growth of the organization for 2006-2009, including plans to expand therapy services, open satellite offices in the south and north parts of our county, expand Development, and investigate the feasibility of main facility expansion to accommodate the growing numbers of those needing services.

  • Satellite Office. Kristi House completed all the groundwork for its first satellite office to provide therapy services for clients in southern Miami-Dade to be opened in August 2006 in space leased from the University of Miami Child Protection Team and major funding support from Jim Moran Foundation, Peacock Foundation, Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation, and Paul Palank Memorial Foundation.

  • The Comprehensive Assessment Unit, created to help the courts determine the best placement for children removed from their homes, completed its first year with 156 assessments.

  • High Marks. The State of Florida Department of Children and Families released findings in June 2006 for a Consumer Satisfaction Survey in which Kristi House and 13 other Miami-Dade agency clients were queried after completion of services. Kristi House received high or the highest scores on most of the measures and was the only agency that was ranked affirmative by 100% of its clients when asked: “Would you recommend this program to others?”

  • Volunteers continued to play a key role at Kristi House serving as playroom ambassadors as children await appointments; by conducting holiday parties for client families throughout the year; and by arranging a host of other special events and goodies to help brighten the days of children.

  • Client Feedback. Annual client survey findings (completed by caregivers) found 94% agreeing or strongly agreeing that “Kristi House is meeting its mission.” One hundred percent agreed or strongly agreed that they “have good communication with the staff;” 100% strongly agreed that “my child and I feel safe at Kristi House;” and 100% agreed or strongly agreed that “staff was experienced enough to help me as I needed.”

  • Training for the Field. Kristi House conducted its Third Annual Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Investigation of Child Abuse Conference with a focus on Investigation and Prosecution Best Practices, in collaboration with Florida International University’s School of Social Work, April 24 & 25, 2006, with 150 participants from around the state and the nation.

  • The Touch a
    Heart Dinner Committee
    raised a record $292,000 in profits from the 6th Annual event, despite having to reschedule when Hurricane Wilma struck just two weeks before the event.

Summary Financial Statements

Through grant writing, direct solicitation and special events, Kristi House raised $2,141,203 in revenues in 2005-06

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
Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Inc.
Anthony B. Abraham Foundation
The Batchelor Foundation
Bay Harbor Islands Police Department
Boyer & Meyrovitz
Carnival Foundation
The Children’s Trust
Coral Reef Elementary School
D. Richard Mead Charitable Foundation
Dade Community Foundation
De Olazarra Family Foundation
Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation
Edward S. Moore Family Foundation
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Florida Network of Child Advocacy Centers
Greater Miami Jewish Federation Foundation
Iacovelli Family Foundation
Jewish Communal Fund
Jim Moran Foundation
Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation
Junior League of Miami
McArthur Foundation
Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners
Michael and Ronnie Levine Philanthropic Fund
National Children’s Alliance
Nicols Foundation
Our Kids of Miami-Dade & Monroe, Inc.
Paul Palank Memorial Foundation
Peacock Foundation
Plymouth Congregational Church, Inc.
St. Louis Catholic Church
The Shepard Broad Foundation, Inc.
Twenty Little Working Girls
UBS Foundation USA Matching Gift Program
United Way of Miami-Dade County
United Way of Palm Beach County

Corporations
Abadin, Jaramillo, Cook & Heffernan
Amco Homes
America’s Capital Partners
American Airlines
American Express
Amerijet
Art Express Custom Framing
Bacardi USA
Berman, Vogel, & Mandler
Bloom, Gettis, Habib, Silver, and Terrone
Britto Central, Inc.
Bulgari
Callaway Golf
Canodros
Canyon Ranch
Carnival Cruise Line
Casa de Campo
Celebrity Cruises
Centerra Wine Company
Chicken Kitchen
Ciro Meat Market, Inc
CMH Industries, Inc.
Cole, Scott & Kissane PA
Cole, White & Billbrough
Cunard
Dade Aviation Consultants
Dole Fresh Flowers
Doral Jewelers
Explora
The Financial Advisor’s Network
Flamingo Beach Resort
Florida Crystals Corporation
Foremost Co.
Foster’s Wine Estates
Four Seasons Hotel – Miami
The Forge
The Fresh Market
Galapagos Inc.
Gallagher Financial Systems
Greenberg Traurig, P.A
Harvey Bilt Photography
Hogan & Hartson
Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Holland America Cruise Lines
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Icon Estates
Ike Behar Design
InterContinental Hotels Group
Interval International
Jake’s Bar & Grill
Joe Allen Miami Beach
Joe’s Stone Crab
Krieger Watch Corp.
Kristine Michael
Leon Medical Centers
The Links at Fisher Island Club
Loews Hotel - Miami Beach
Maggie Silverstein
Mellon United National Bank
Mercantile Bank
Miami City Ballet
Montica Jewelry
Nathan Diamond, P.A.
National Distributing Company
Neiman Marcus - Bal Harbour
Northern Trust Bank
Ocean Reef Club
Paradigm Event Management
Parmenter Realty Partners
The Patton Group
Portofino Wine Bank
Princess Cruises
Ravenswood Winery
Richard A. Moore, Esq.
The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago
The River Oyster Bar
Ross & Associates, Inc.
Royal Caribbean International
Royal Wine Merchants
Sakes Fifth Avenue-Dadeland
Saratoga Water
Schnebly Redland’s Winery
SeaDream Yacht Club

Shan Industries
Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP
Simkin Management, Inc.
Smart Home Designer Inc.
Social Affairs
South Beach Ties
South Pointe Drive Realty
St. Supéry Vineyards and Winery
Sunset Corners Fine Wines & Spirits
Sylvano Restaurant
Taittinger Champagne
Teamwork Construction
Tew Cardenas LLP Attorneys at Law
Tiffany & Co.
Touch
Tribune Media Net
Tutt Renovation & Development
Two Chefs Restaurant
United Automobile Insurance Group
The Walton Law Firm, PA
Warren Technology
Whisk Gourmet Foods & Catering
William L. Richey, P.A
Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe
Yachts of Seabourn
Zoltan Photography

Individuals
Individual Donors
Sharon & Kenneth Abrams
Shakyra Adorno
Emma & Sia Afra
Milva Aguilar
Florence & Sheldon Anderson
Suzzane Anderson
Barbara Areces
Roberta & Martin Arostegui
Katie & Eduardo Arriola
Lourdes & Joe Arriola
Sarah & Mario Artecona
Maria Asela-Diaz
Dr. & Mrs. J.P Austin
Minna & Ronald Bakalarz
Ruth & Victor Balestra
Irma & Kalman Bass
Delores & Hollis Batchelor
Nancy & Jon Batchelor
Peter Benjamin & Kate Callahan
Maria Berguiristain
Kerrin & Peter Bermont
Julia & David Bianchi
Linda & Michael Bittel
Dulce DelCastillo Blacher
Joan Blackman & Anders Hoegh
Berta & James Blecke
Mark Bloom & Hilarie Bass
Susan Bonner
Candace & Francisco Borja
Romero Britto
Paula & Robert Brockway
Nicola & Jonathan Brown
Natalie Brown & Samuel Joseph
Babara Bueno
Teresa Buoniconti
Deborah & Gary Burman
Mary & Peter Cagle
Luly Casares In honor of Tracy Young
Olga Cerna
Mona & Afif Chanouha
Andy Louis Charles
Shirley & Albert Cohen
Raquel Cohen
Lindy & Dean Colson
Kimberly Cook
Sandra & Joseph Cummings, Jr.
In memory of Lee Mannen Stapp, MD
Susan & Steven Dandes
George Kovak & Holly Davis
Laurie & Steve Davis
Diane & Allen de Olazarra
Stephanie Demos & Christopher Brown In honor of Carol Novak
Paul Desborough
Steven Deutsch
In honor of Berta & Jim Blecke
Lauren & Nathan Diamond
Jodi & Bob Dickinson
Debbie & Matthew Dietz
Swanee & Paul DiMare
Linda & Mark Dresnick
Nadia Ekenstam
Janet & Jim Ellison
Barbara & Jim Eroncig
Patricia Espinosa
Rosa Espinosa
In honor of Theresa Grafton
Sandra Fairman
Barbara & Charles Fancher
In honor of Theresa Grafton
Fanjul Family
Frances Feinberg
Melanie A. Ferber
Lazaro Fernandez
Pastor James Fetscher, V.F
Dawn & Barry Fine
Robin & Gary Fox
Mikki & Morris Futernick
Sue & Doug Gallagher
L.P Gautier, Jr.
Joan Glickman
Maggie Godoy
In memory of Jose de la Rosa
Linda & Sidney Goldberg
Harvey Goldman & Rivka Blattner
Lizel Gonzalez
Maureen & Lawrence Gragg
Robin Greene
Andrew Hague
Diane & Reginald Hardy
Lynn & Brian Hart
Sally & James Hartenstein
Valerie & Bob Harvey
Kim & Joseph Hathcock
In honor of Sara & Katie Rodriguez
Susan & Timothy Heatley
Nancy & Robert Hector, Jr.
Sally Heyman

Henry & Ollie Ladd Hill
Barbara & Walter Hinterkopf
Joanne Howard
Edith & Bob Hudson
Peggy & Doug Hudson
Grace & Ralph Humertson
Jennifer Hurst
Kate Inman
Joy & Charles Intriago
Annie & Manny Kadre
Suzanne Keeley
Melinda & Winfield L. Kelley
Abbe & Lawrence Kerr
Beverly Kislak
Laura & Charles Kline
Thomas Kramer
Rudy Kranys & Lois Russle
Susan & Richard Krissel
Donna & Randy Kupper
Rabbi Marc Labowitz
Sharon & Lester Langer
Lourdes Leon & Otto Vega
Daniella Levine & Robert Cava
Lauren Licata
Andrea Loeb
Judy Loft
Marika Lynch & Adrian Villaraos
Mary & Stephen Lynch
Carol Magidson
Karelia & Marino Carbonell
Janne & Joseph Matthews
Judy & George McCleary
Thomas McGuire
Kabrina & William Means
Regina Menda
Bronwyn Miller
Peggy & James Miller
Meredith Mills
Marchant Moore
Michele Morales
Jan & William Morrison
Lena & Edward Moylan
Mirtha Orue Muller
Harihara Prasad Natarajan
Jean Nee
Margaret Nee & Fredric Saunier
...In honor of the birth of Olivia Rose Janmmottee
...In honor of the arrival of Alexander Radosevich
...In honor of Julia Bianchi’s birthday
...In honor of the birth of Grace Virginia Hucks
Penny & Andrew Needle
Carol & Alfred Novak
Barbara & Donald Novicki
Trudy Novicki & Rex Remley
Sheri Orlowitz
Yvette & Carlos Ortega, Jr.
Damaris Ortiz
Marilyn & Ira Ostrow
Bill Panoff
Courtney & Darryl Parmenter
Anthony Parrish
Marcia Pawley
Aida Petrlak
Jeanie & H. Jack Pfleger, Jr.
Penny Phillips
Karen & Alberto Piazza
Sheryl & Mark Piper
Catherine Pooler
Pamela Poulos
Andrea Rice
Monica Rodriguez
Leslie Rose
Chief John Ross
Zandra Rucker
Doris Rudnick
Debra & Dennis Scholl
Gail Scott & Arturo Garcia
Holly Skolnick
Margaret & Wayne Slaton
Mary Spencer
Steve Stark & Debra Thevenin
Lynne & Paul Steinfurth
Pat & Larry Stewart
Terry Sullivan
Natalie & Jeffrey Tanen
Kate & Lawrence Terry
Karen Thomas
Julie Thornton
Karen & Charles Throckmorton
Diane Thurston
Layne Tidwell & Robert Johnson
Eileen Tilghman & Edward Moss
Christopher Toomey
Lynn & Lawrence Tornek
Zoe Torres
Lydia & Rodolfo Touzet
Jean & Mitchell Tress
David Trilling & Leah Mundell
In honor of Karikah & Adrian’s wedding
Elizabeth & Steven Vainder
Jennifer Valoppi & Christian de Berdouare
Susan & Charles Vodicka
Amy & Howard Vogel
Darlene & Steven Wagner
Michael Walker
Joan Watson In honor of her mother, Sharon
Sharon & Marc Watson
...In memory of Doris Pietronudo
...In memory of Norman J. Russ
Joshua Weintraub
Teresa & Lee Weintraub
Kristine & Peter Wenzel
Deborah White-Labora
Chelsea Wilkerson & Harry Paredes
Thomas S. Wilson, Jr.
Sally Wise
Elaine & Hayes J. Worley
Anwar Zayden
Judy & Jon Zeder
Tiffany Zientz
Lee & Christopher Zoller

*This list represents donations made between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006. We sincerely apologize for any errors or omissions; please contact us at (305) 547-6839 with corrections.
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