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Our Mission

We are Miami-Dade County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned youth ages 10-17.

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 safe place…a source of guidance and comfort.

Miami Bridge 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 1,000 children and teens and provides counseling to more than 550 families.

Words from our Youth