Questions & Answers
- 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.
- 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.
- I am a youth and I am having trouble. Can I come as a walk-in to Miami Bridge?
- I am transgender. Will I be welcomed?
Yes, we welcome everyone.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- What are your hours?
For residential care, we are open 365 days a year, 24/7.
- 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.
- 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.
- What languages are spoken at Miami Bridge?
Our staff and volunteers speak English, Spanish, French and Creole.