Questions & Answers

  1. Do you accept all youth?
    We try to accept all youth, based on the availability of beds. Regrettably, there are occasions when we cannot
    accept a youth. Any youth not accepted will be referred to a partnering agency for services.
  2. I am a parent and my child is out of control. Can I bring my youth to you?
    Absolutely. We encourage parents who are having issues with their youth to call us at 305-635-8953. Someone
    will speak with you to let you know what services are available to assist you.
  3. I am a youth and I am having trouble. Can I come as a walk-in to Miami Bridge?
    Yes.
  4. I am transgender. Will I be welcomed?
    Yes, we welcome everyone.
  5. What ages do you serve?
    In our homes, we provide housing for youth ages 10 to 17.
    Our professional counselors are also available to provide in-home counseling services to children ages 6 to 17.
  6. What services do you provide?
    At the Bridge, we provide housing, food, clothes, counseling, case management, mentoring, field trips and much more. All services are provided FREE of charge.
  7. Do youth go to school while housed at Miami Bridge?
    Yes, youth in our shelter go to school on campus. Youth who want to attend school off-campus must have their own transportation.
  8. What are your hours?
    For residential care, we are open 365 days a year, 24/7.
  9. Is this a lock-down facility?
    No, we are staff secured with a 1:6 ratio of staff to youth during waking hours. However, our services are voluntary. Youth may opt to leave the facility at any time.
  10. Do youth get their own bedroom?
    No, presently we have dormitory-style housing. In each shelter, there are single sleeping quarters for males and single quarters for females.
  11. What languages are spoken at Miami Bridge?
    Our staff and volunteers speak English, Spanish, French and Creole.