Excellence Achieved, Recognized & Rewarded

Annual Report 2006-2007

A Message from the Executive Director

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This year could be called the Year of Excellence for Kristi House. Kristi House received the coveted Sapphire Award from The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, the philanthropic arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield in December 2006. The award included both a beautiful sculpture and a significant monetary prize, but even more meaningful was the seal of excellence that this award conveyed. Kristi House was one of only three community health organizations in the entire state of Florida to receive this honor.

Kristi House is now recognized as an expert in the field of child sexual abuse. To want to do good is a noble cause, and passion and vision will sustain us through struggles. But to actually be recognized for results, to be awarded for excellence and to have sustainability are achievements that both clients and financial supporters look to as marks of distinction and merit.

This past year the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce also recognized Kristi House for excellence among nonprofits in our own community. In March 2007, Kristi House received the NOVO award from the GMCC for organizational innovation, specifically, for the Kristi House Children’s Advocacy Center’s multidisciplinary team. This achievement, which also carried a monetary award, was a significant seal of approval from the Miami business community for the model that has shaped our operation and response to child victims and families. Similiarly, Miami Today and Conrad Hotel awarded Kristi House their Reflections of Excellence award for non-profits.

It has taken 10 years of persistence led by the Kristi House board and staff to achieve a best-practice, holistic approach to attacking the problem of child sexual abuse in Miami. Child sexual abuse is too complex to hope to solve through the efforts of any one organization. Our recent awards are affirmation that this community approach to waging war on sexual abuse is effective. Without our community partners – the prosecutors, the medical personnel, child welfare workers, guardians and mental health practitioners – we cannot hope to achieve results. With them, success is possible.

The Kristi House community is made up of not only our team members, but also our financial supporters. Without the funds to carry out our programs, we cannot succeed. If you have not already done so, please join that community dedicated to ending the epidemic of child sexual abuse. If you are already a part of us, be assured that we are making strides.

Please review our program highlights and financial summary for the outstanding year we had. We welcome your input and ongoing support so that we may continue to make inroads to achieving our vision of eradicating child sexual abuse in our community.

Trudy's signature

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

Highlights

  • Satellite Offices. Kristi House opened its first satellite location in South Miami-Dade at 152nd Street and US-1 to better serve families for weekly therapy appointments in locations closer to their neighborhoods. All plans were laid and funding secured for the second satellite to be opened in north Miami-Dade in the second half of 2007.

  • Breaking the Silence, Kristi House’s awareness and support-building campaign following a best practice model, was launched with overwhelming support from many in our community making a five-year pledge to Kristi House. A Founder’s Club of 22 inaugural members was established.

  • Therapy expansion remained a program priority as Kristi House executed the second year of its Strategic Plan and increased the capacity of its therapy department with an additional office and two additional master level therapist positions.

  • The Children's Advocacy Center's Multi-Disciplinary Team partners including the police, prosecutors, medical personnel, child welfare workers, guardians and mental health practitioners developed a strategic plan for the first time to guide growth, training and service coordination goals.

  • The Touch a Heart Dinner committee exceeded $300,000 in net profits from the November 2006 signature event with continued, generous support from a corps of volunteers, sponsors and attendees.

  • Medical Examinations. A pilot program moving non-acute forensic medical exams to the child-friendly medical suite at Kristi House was successfully launched with cooperation of community partners and funding support from Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation and Vista HealthPlans.

  • Kristi House continued its commitment to professioanl development hosting a two-day intensive training for its own therapists and mental health clinicians in Miami-Dade lead by a national expert in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

  • Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Rundle Fernandez served as honorary host for Kristi House’s successful launch of its Hispanic Initiative in 2006.

  • Kristi House program staff members conducted its own fundraising event at The Sports Club/LA on Brickell Avenue earning $20,000 for client emergency needs not covered for families experiencing the upheaval of child sexual abuse.

Summary Financial Statements

Through grant writing, direct solicitation and special events, Kristi House raised $2,815,293 in revenues in 2006-07.

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
Amigos for Kathy Fernandez Rundle
Amigos for Kids
Anthony B. Abraham Foundation
Azteca America Miami
Baptist Health South Florida
Carnival Cruise Lines Foundation
Carver Middle School-Gifted Students Program
D. Richard Mead Charitable Foundation
Dade Community Foundation
De Olazarra Family Foundation
Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation
El Nuevo Herald
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Greater Miami Jewish Federation Foundation
Health Foundation of South Florida
Hector Family Foundation
Iacovelli Family Foundation
J.N. McArthur Foundation
Jewish Communal Fund
Jim Moran Foundation
Joseph H. & Florence A. Roblee Foundation
Joseph Weintraub Family Foundation, Inc.
Junior League of Miami, Inc.
Little River Historical, Cultural & Economic Corp.
Ministerio Internacional El Rey Jesus
New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church
Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc.
Paul Palank Memorial Foundation
Peacock Foundation, Inc.
Plymouth Congregational Church, Inc.
SADD Club - Palmetto Middle School
State Attorney’s Office/ValuJet Memorial Fund
The Batchelor Foundation
The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida
The Children’s Trust
The Cobb Family Foundation, Inc.
The Efron Foundation, Inc.
The June & Julian Foss Foundation
The Marion Roletti Founation, Inc.
The Pearle Foundation Charitable Trust
The Shepard Broad Foundation, Inc.
Twenty Little Working Girls
United Way of Miami-Dade County
United Way of Palm Beach County
VISTA Health Plans

Corporations
Amigos for Kathy Fernandez Rundle
Amigos for Kids
Anthony B. Abraham Foundation
Azteca America Miami
Baptist Health South Florida
Carnival Cruise Lines Foundation
Carver Middle School-Gifted Students Program
D. Richard Mead Charitable Foundation
Dade Community Foundation
De Olazarra Family Foundation
Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation
El Nuevo Herald
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Greater Miami Jewish Federation Foundation
Health Foundation of South Florida
Hector Family Foundation
Iacovelli Family Foundation
J.N. McArthur Foundation
Jewish Communal Fund
Jim Moran Foundation
Joseph H. & Florence A. Roblee Foundation
Joseph Weintraub Family Foundation, Inc.
Junior League of Miami, Inc.
Little River Historical, Cultural & Economic Corp.
Ministerio Internacional El Rey Jesus
New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church
Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc.
Paul Palank Memorial Foundation
Peacock Foundation, Inc.
Plymouth Congregational Church, Inc.
SADD Club - Palmetto Middle School
State Attorney’s Office/ValuJet Memorial Fund
The Batchelor Foundation
The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida
The Children’s Trust
The Cobb Family Foundation, Inc.
The Efron Foundation, Inc.
The June & Julian Foss Foundation
The Marion Roletti Founation, Inc.
The Pearle Foundation Charitable Trust
The Shepard Broad Foundation, Inc.
Twenty Little Working Girls
United Way of Miami-Dade County
United Way of Palm Beach County
VISTA Health Plans

Individuals
Jose R. Abadin
Lourdes Abadin
Nini & Bud Abbott
Sharon & Kenneth Abrams
Anne & Alan Adams
Shakyra Adorno
Emma & Sia Afra
Robert Allen
Maribel Alvarado
Michael J. Alvarez
Florence & Sheldon Anderson
Suzane Anderson
Luci & Alberto Aran
Francesca & Martin Araujo
Sharon Armesto
Katie & Eddy Arriola
Lourdes & Joe Arriola
Ricky Arriola
Sarah & Mario Artecona
Frances M. Atuyotan
Annette & Frederick Baddour
Nancy & Pepe Badia
Ruth & Victor Balestra
Sybil & John Barkett
Jeannie Barry
Irma & Kalman Bass
Hilarie Bass & Mark Bloom
Bunny Bastian
Dolores & Hollis Batchelor
Molly & Charles Baumberger
Jameli Bedrau
Lawrence Behar
Trish & Dan Bell
Betty Bellman & David Rosenbloom

Peter Benjamin & Kate Callahan
Yolanda & Jeff Berkowitz
Kerrin & Peter Bermont
Olga & Elmer Bertsch
Cynthia Betner
Kristina Bettendorf
Julia & David Bianchi
In memory of Ira Ostrow
In memory of Larry Bonner
Bill Biondi
Linda & Michael Bittel
Fabiano Blanco
Berta & James Blecke
Renee & Gary Bleemer
Mark Bloom & Hilarie Bass
Jeanie Bonner
Candace & Francisco Borja
Sudie & Frederick Bredemeyer II
Mona Brisen
Cristina & Bobby Brochin
Paula & Robert Brockway
Natalie Brown & Samuel Joseph
Teresa Buoniconti
Debbie & Gary Burman
Marta & Gabe Bustamante
Judith Cabezas
Eugenio A. Cabreja
Mary & Peter Cagle
Gregory Calpakis
Antonio Caputi
Maria & Reinaldo Carles, Jr.
Francisco Cerezo
Mona & Afif Chanouha
Andy Louis Charles
Terry Christiansen
Elaine Cohen
Raquel Cohen
Lindy & Dean Colson
Julie & Terence G. Connor
Etain Connor
Linda & Roy Cooper
Boris R. Cordisco
Cynthia Corzo & Hector Gabino
Elaine & John Costanzo
Eliza & Hugh Culverhouse
Annelies & Jose da Costa Gomez
Alys Daly & Patrick Gleber
Margaret Daly
George Kovak & Holly Davis
Laurie & Steve Davis
Honorable Alex de la Portilla
Stephanie Demos & Chris Brown
Paul Desborough
Estela Diaz
Jodi & Bob Dickinson
Debbie & Matthew Dietz
Julie & Brett Dill
Sherri & Paul DiMarco
Swanee & Paul DiMare
Gillian Dinnerstein
Humberto Dominguez
Dennis Donet
Lourdes & Alberto Dosal
Linda & Mark Dresnick
Commissioner Manuel Duasso
Kevin Eckhardt
Mark Eiglarsh
Janet & Jim Ellison
Barbara & Jim Eroncig
Barbara & Charles Fancher
In honor of Theresa Grafton
Melanie A. Ferber
Hon. Katherine Fernandez Rundle
Clifford Findeiss
Dawn & Barry Fine
Robin & Gary Fox
Debra Frank
Raymond Fuentes
Tom Furhman
Arthur Furia
Mikki & Morris Futernick
Jaqueline Gadala
Sue & Doug Gallagher
Leslie & Raul J. Garcia
Phyllis & L.P. Gautier
Honorable Dan Gelber
Lauren & John Genovese
Judy & Phillip George
Kay Gersoacher
Cristina Gibellini & Donald Feetham
Ms. Evelyn Gigiras
In honor of Etain Connor
William Gilmore
Linda & Sidney Goldberg
Rivka Blattner & Harvey Goldman
Gladys Gonzalez
Maria & Sergio Gonzalez Arias
Scott Gooding
Roni Goodrich
Mr. Floyd Goodson
Robin Greene
Priscilla Greenfield
Andi Greenwald & Rory Ger
Annie Guerra
Luis Guewa
Suzanna Guidone
Diana Guzzo & Liz Pazik
Rebekka & Michael Haggard
Honorable Andrew Hague
Beth & Lannie Hann
Sally & James Hartenstein
Nancy & Robert C. Hector, Jr.
Maria Eugenia Henao
Elizabeth & Bruce Henkel
Liz & Aldolfo Henriques
Louis Hernandez
Ann & Mark Hicks
Jeanine & Jon Hinson
Barbara & Walter Hinterkopf
Peggy & Doug Hudson
Edith & Robert Hudson
Derry Huff
Diane & Al Hutchinson
Kate Inman
Joy & Charles Intriago
Jacquelyn Johns
Teresa Kaplan
Honorable Sandy Karlan
Suzanne Keeley
Jacqueline Kott
Thomas Kramer
Susan & Richard Krissel
Gina & John Kuczwanski
Donna & Randy Kupper
Sharon & Hon. Lester Langer
Elena Lasa
Tricia & John LeClair
Patrick Lee
Giovanna Leggio
Lourdes Leon & Otto Vega
Silvia & Benjamin Leon
Julian Leon-Velarde
Oscar Levin
Daniella Levine & Robert Cava
Lauren Licata
Betti & H. Carlos Lidsky
Hon. Norma & Gene Lindsey
Andrea Loeb
Judy Loft
David Lopez

Mayra C. Lopez
Burns Lowry, Jr.
Missy & Mitch Lundeen
Mary & Stephen Lynch
David Maer
In honor of Beverly McGrorty
Shareef Malnik
Ileanne & Eugenio Martinez
Dana & Timothy Martorella
JoAnne & Joseph Matthews
Patricia & Sean McBrayer
Judy & George McCleary
Robert McDaniel
Tatiana Meira
Regina Menda
Ingrid Mendez
Julio Mendez
Sergio Mendez
Adrienne & Steven Messing
Don Middlebrooks
Arletha Miller
Honorable Bronwyn Miller
Marchant Moore
Michele Morales
Jan & William Morrison
Suzy Moss
Bernardo Motola
Lena & Edward Moylan
Anders Hoegh & Joan Blackman
Natalie Muench-Albainy & Michael Albainy In honor of Stephanie Fiarhos Suchlicki
Mirtha Orue Muller
Carlos Munoz
Brigitte Natchtigall
Pardis Nasseri
Lori Nawani
Jean Nee
Margaret Nee & Fredric Saunier
Penny & Andrew Needle
Carol & Alfred Novak
Trudy Novicki & Rex Remley
Betty Ogurchak
Sheri Orlowitz
In memory of Lolla George
In memory of Joseph Thomas Garza
Robert Orshan
Martha Pantin
Ann & Joe Pardo
Courtney & Darryl Parmenter
Bryan Pena
Marlen Pernetti
Karen & Albert Piazza
Trudi & David Pollack
Andrea Pongolini
Honorable Catherine Pooler
Cheryl & Ronald Portnoy
Pamela Poulos
Betty & George Prendes
Luis & Norma Quintero
Susie Ramagosa
Lourdes Reich
Janet Reno
Randa & Vinson Richter
Adriana Rivere
Alison & Darryl Robinson
Carlos Rodriguez
Wilfredo A. Rodriguez
Leslie Rose
Heidi & Steve Rowland
Barabara & Mercedes Saewitz
Richard Santelises
Rula Sater
Isabelle & Charles Schuette
Gail Scott & Arturo Garcia
Ana Sendina
Rolando Serra
Elizabeth & Philip Sharkey
Richard Sharpstein
Debra & James Siegel
Carolyn Simmons & Carlos L.
de Zayas
Stanley Simmons
Ariel Solorzano
Jay Solowsky
Honorable Katy Sorenson
Honorable Rebeca Sosa
Monique Spence
Myriam & Max Staats
Miranda Stasulli
Sandra Steenrod
Marty & Bruce Steinberger
Lynne & Paul Steinfurth
Cheryl & John Strom
Terry Sullivan
Amy & Kenneth Sussman
Beth & Richard Tasca
Stanley Tate
Robert Taylor
Kate & Lawrence Terry
JoAnn & Roger Titley
Bijan Toghiani
Joshua Tomey
Lynn & Lawrence Tornek
Lydia & Rodolfo Touzet
Jacqueline & Robert Traurig
Cynthia & Robert Trescott
David Trilling & Leah Mundell
In honor of Marikah Lynch & Adrian Villaraos’ marriage
Carol Troendle
Joanne & Roger Trombino
Elizabeth & Steven J. Vainder
Rosa Valdes
Ana & Alvaro Varela
Orlando Vega
Maria & Arnaldo Velez In honor of Bill and Tait Keon’s Birthdays
Susan & Charles Vodicka
Amy & Howard Vogel
Ann & Jan Von Flatern
Connie Washburn
Joan Watson In honor of Mother Sharon’s Birthday
Sharon & Marc Watson
In memory of Lynn Beller
Marta Weeks
Joshua Weintraub
Michael Weintraub & Sandra Spooner
Teresa & Lee Weintraub
Virginia Wheeler
Richard Whitebrook
George Whitman
Gigi Whitman
Sarah & Earl Wiener
Bobbie Jones Wilfork
Chelsea Wilkerson & Harry Paredes
Sally Wise
Fernando Zambrana
Honorable Juan C. Zapata
Judy & Jon Zeder
Alicia Castilla & Mark Zelek
Juan Ziegenhirt
Charles Zimmerer
Lee & Christopher Zoller

*This list represents donations of $100 and greater made between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007. We sincerely apologize for any errors or omissions; please contact us at (305) 547-6804 with corrections.
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