We are Miami-Dade County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned youth ages 10-17.
Every year, hundreds of children and teenagers in Miami-Dade County face the daunting prospect of life on the streets. Abused, neglected and abandoned, they are some of the greatest in need. But when there’s nowhere else to go, there’s Miami Bridge, the only 24-hour emergency shelter in the county that provides refuge and specialized care to youth in crisis. Operating out of Miami and Homestead for more than 28 years, the organization works to rescue youth from lives of victimization and crime and provides them with structure in a stable and nurturing environment. Annually, Miami Bridge shelters more than 800 children and teens and provides counseling to more than 550 families.
When innocence is robbed, when abuse and neglect become routine and the pressures of violence and drugs close in, we are a way to freedom for at-risk youth...a home, a school...a source of guidance and comfort.