Mission: Kristi House was created to serve young victims of sexual abuse as they work through the trauma, victimization, family upheaval, and public disclosure. In collaboration with law enforcement, child protective services, medical, legal, mental health and other related agencies, Kristi House provides case coordination, case tracking and referral services in a sensitive and multidisciplinary setting. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Kristi House's Orlowitz-Lee Children's Advocacy Center provides services to victims and families affected by sexual abuse through the coordination of the investigation, prosecution, treatment and prevention in an effort to protect children from further trauma. The Center also provides education and outreach about issues related to the prevention of child abuse through community education and research.
Target demographics: Childhood Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1000 children and their families receive services from Kristi House each year (at 100% free to families)
Geographic areas served: Miami, Florida
Programs: **Case coordination of the community partners involved in the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child sexual abuse **Therapy - evidence based, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy is provided regardless of the families' ability to pay **Project GOLD - provides outreach and services to children exploited in sex trafficking to help them escape their dangerous lives at the hands of traffickers and predators **Medical Exams - non-acute medical examinations for children under 12 are conducted at the Orlowitz-Lee Child Advocacy Center by pediatrician specialists from the University of Miami Child Protection Team **Training - Kristi House provides several prevention education and training programs for children, parents/caregivers, and service providers