Chairman of the Board & and CEO Letter

Community is at the heart of everything we do at Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services. Throughout our 47-year history as a recognized community leader in Miami-Dade, we have empowered youth confidence and success. Our mission every hour of every day is to facilitate strong, healthy family relationships through informed, compassionate and efficient program delivery. This support helps the youth in our community reach their full potential. Our two shelters in Miami and Homestead operate 24 hours a day and 365 days a year to provide immediate support for youth and families in crisis. The shelters provide a safe space for youth to focus on navigating whatever situation they are facing.

We are living through an unprecedented time along with a more challenging environment, thus providing a greater need for youth and family support. To improve our ability to serve, we are reinventing every aspect of what we do to reach more youth and families. Our webpage has been streamlined and redesigned to provide easier, more efficient connection to our staff and services which include counseling, case management, a formal academic education program, mental health and substance abuse prevention services, youth development activities, life-skills education, and recreation.

Enabling more youth to achieve their aspirations, lifting their self-esteem and developing healthy family and community relationships is our passion and top priority. Please join us in supporting our mission through your contributions, partnerships and collaborations to enable us to empower more youth with individualized attention, opportunities and experiences to confidently succeed in life.

Steve Lezman, Board Chairman

Jennifer Buchanan, CEO