Jimmy Choo - Dazzle for Art Basel This Tuesday
You're invited to join Kristi House co-hosts Kara Zeder Rosen, Lauren Harrison and Maria Maloof at the newly remodeled Jimmy Choo boutique at Merrick Park for a festive evening on Tuesday, December 3rd, 6 - 9 p.m. Jimmy Choo is generously donating a portion of all proceeds from sales that day to benefit the children of Kristi House. Enjoy music, cocktails and light bites, and pick up a new pair of Choo's to dazzle for Art Basel while helping Kristi House at the same time! Attendance is limited. To RSVP or to schedule a private pre-sale appointment: zachary.fifer@jimmychoo.com, (305) 443-6124.

Calling All Bridge Builders!
You are invited to join Kristi House CEO Amanda Altman as a champion for our newest initiative called Bridge Builders. This fundraising campaign outlines strategic priorities and goals for programs, capacity development, and infrastructure. The campaign looks to expand our reach and grow our work, building a metaphorical bridge to hope, healing, and a safer future for our children.

Trafficking Prevention Education Mandated for Schools
This fall the State Board of Education passed a new rule requiring instruction in child trafficking prevention for students in grades K-12. This makes Florida the first state in the nation to pass such a measure, the State Board reports, critically important given that Florida is third in the nation for the number of reported cases of human trafficking. And, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, one out of eight endangered runaway youth is likely a victim of human trafficking.     

Spotlights
Join us in saluting some of our superstars behind the scenes, in the trenches and in the community who make Kristi House happen.

Corporate Spotlight:
Kristi House Salutes its Long-standing Partner, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
One of our founding corporate supporters, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL), has made a big impact on our organization, and the thousands of children and families we’ve served through the years. Our multifaceted partnership has helped to sustain and grow important therapy programs, community education initiatives and children’s advocacy services. In short, the leading cruise line has been our rock.  


Volunteer Spotlight:
The One and Only, Bunny
Around Kristi House, she is known simply as “Bunny.”  For the past 12 years, she has come weekly, rain or shine, with generous doses of compassion, kindness and her signature sense of humor.

Accompanied by her four-legged friends Elizabeth Taylor (a pug) and Fiona (a mixed-breed), Bunny introduced canine emotional support therapy to Kristi House, bringing sunshine and smiles to dozens of children and families.


Board Spotlight:
Andrea L. Loeb, Psy.D., P.A.
Owner and Clinical Psychologist at South Miami Psychology Group
Kristi House is fortunate to have a number of its most ardent supporters involved since its inception. It was back in 1995, and the nonprofit was just getting started when Dr. Andrea L. Loeb heeded the call to service. High (and unmet) demand for sexual abuse therapy meant we needed dedicated therapists. Loeb was one of our firsts. At the time, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center treating child sexual abuse victims. Her expertise, personal commitment and integrity were not only hallmarks of her tenure, but would come to set the standard of how we operate today. 


Kristi House Launches Redesigned & Restructured Website
We are pleased to share with you Kristi House’s completely new website with multilingual content, a refreshed look and enhanced functionality. 

The new site is in alignment with our efforts to better connect with, and serve, our diverse and vast county. Its responsive format is fully compatible with mobile devices -- important for maximizing reach among target audiences. The intuitive design makes it easy to access meaningful information of value to families, caregivers, partners and the broader community. Features include easy access to timely tools and resources, an interactive calendar where one can register for workshops and events, testimonials, and helpful resources. Our first priority was ensuring that the links serving our families and agency partners were operational. Stay tuned for additional features including recognition and acknowledgment of our highly valued Kristi House donors.  

We can still be found at www.kristihouse.org . Special thanks to our partner in this effort, web master extraordinaire Brian Schroeter. Be sure to check us out!

Community Trainings Open to All
Kristi House offers free community trainings at its main office and Naranja office locations. One of our newest programs is “Strategies for Identifying and Assisting Male and LGBTQ Victims of Sex Trafficking" presented by Nathan Earl, an anti-trafficking pioneer, advocate and visionary leader with a passion for building resilient communities immune to exploitation. He leads the organization, Ark of Freedom Alliance, dedicated to preventing child exploitation, and ending the marginalization of male and LGBTQ+ survivors of violent trauma, and those at risk.

Reserve your spot for the training to be held on Thursday, December 12, from 2 to 5 p.m . at Kristi House main location. It is no cost, but an RSVP is requested.
Pharaoun Cocktail Rings Teams Up with Kristi House for The 25th Anniversary Silver Lining Gala
Miami’s own Sergio Andrés Mendoza’s Silver Lining Cocktail Ring will be unveiled at the Kristi House Silver Lining Gala Event, with net proceeds going to the charity. Rings are available to purchase now!

“My favorite part of this ring is that when you put it on, and it fills with your color, amplifying your natural beauty, you see your true source of core strength: yourself. That is what Kristi House is all about and I am thrilled to be working with them on their 25 th Anniversary Silver Lining Gala.” - Mendoza
Kristi House Holiday Drives
Save the Date!
12/3/19, 6 - 8:30 pm
Jimmy Choo | Merrick Park
RSVP: 305-443-6162

12/12/19, 6 - 8 pm
Kendra Scott | Brickell City Center

2/8/20, 7:30 pm
Four Seasons Miami

Breaking the Silence Luncheon
5/13/20, 11 am
Jungle Island

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