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Summer 2019 Newsletter

06 Sep Summer 2019 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • A Letter from our CEO
  • Testimonial Spotlight: Read one client’s story about her climb to success
  • Riverside House by the Numbers
  • Thank You to Love Life Cafe for being a wonderful RIveriside House Employer
  • Thank you to those who attended our Community Relations Board Meeting
  • Mrs. Taylor Attended the Brownsville Church of Christ Health & Resource Fair
  • Thank You to the Junior League of Miami
  • Do you support Riverside House on Amazon Smile?
  • Did you know we have a Young Professionals Committee?
  • Watch: Riverside House Client Testimonial Video

In this issue…

  • A Letter from our CEO
  • Testimonial Spotlight: Read one client’s story about her climb to success
  • Riverside House by the Numbers
  • Thank You to Love Life Cafe for being a wonderful RIveriside House Employer
  • Thank you to those who attended our Community Relations Board Meeting
  • Mrs. Taylor Attended the Brownsville Church of Christ Health & Resource Fair
  • Thank You to the Junior League of Miami
  • Do you support Riverside House on Amazon Smile?
  • Did you know we have a Young Professionals Committee?
  • Watch: Riverside House Client Testimonial Video
Thank You to Those Who Attended our Global Leadership Summit

 

Earlier this month, we held an event called the Global Leadership Summit at Riverside House.  It was attended by 75 people each day over the course of two days. That number represents a mix of residents and community members.  From 9 AM – 5 PM each day, 15 global leaders gave motivational speeches on everything from bridging generational divides to being a fearless leader in the great outdoors.  One of the speakers who was particularly engaging was Jia Jiang, who spoke on Rejection Theory. He wrote a book called “Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection.”  Some of the leaders were centered in faith and some were not.  Staff and volunteers were exceptional with everything from how they set up registration, food, and decorations to the physical layout of the Social Hall and running the IT aspects of the conference as well.  A few speakers would present back to back followed by a 20 minute break or lunch. These breaks gave us time to digest all that we are learning over the course of the presentations.  It was so nice to have community members, residents, and donors all in the same space networking and socializing during the breaks. It was also a great opportunity for donors and community members to see the programs they have been supporting, as well as our Riverside House facility itself. Thank you to all who attended the conference for your continued support of our programs and clients.

 
Check our Riverside House Facebook page for photos from the event. 

 

 

Testimonial Spotlight:
After Riverside House, One Client Starts Her Climb to Success

 

Find out more about how one client began to find success in her life during her time at Riverside House

When our clients come to Riverside House, most of them are in the process of putting together the broken pieces of their lives. Our job is to help them heal their wounds and get back to living a happy and successful life. In this letter to Riverside House, our client describes how her time with us helped her get back to living a productive life! We’re so proud of you!

 

 

 

 

Click here to read more the full story.

Riverside House by the Numbers
 
Here’s what we accomplished this Winter
 
with 
help from supporters like you:
  • 97 clients, 68 clients in-house and 21 on home confinement, 7 USPO client, and 1 pre-trail clients
  • 24 new clients joined us
  • 15 clients successfully reintegrated back into society
  • 60 clients employed

     

 

Thank You to Wonderful Local Employers Like Love Life Cafe!
Watch the video here.
Veronica Menin, owner of Love Life Cafe in Wynwood, is a proud employer of some of our residents. She speaks about how she is glad that she hired Riverside House residents to work at her restaurant in a video we have posted to our social pages and YouTube. About 40% of her staff is made up of our alumni! Thank you, Veronica, for believing in second chances for our clients!

 

Thank You to Those Who Attended Our Community Relations Board Meeting
 

This picture is from our quarterly Community Relations Board meeting during which we bring together community partners who can benefit from working together. Those in attendance included: Suited for Success, OIC, Be Strong International, & Miami-Dade Transit. All attendees have the ability to help our residents, the formerly incarcerated, so they can have a strong second chance at a productive life! Thank you to all who attended our meeting!

Mrs. Taylor Attended the Brownsville Church of Christ Health & Resource Fair

Mrs. Taylor attended the Brownsville Church of Christ Health Fair and Resource Fair in May! We enjoyed meeting everyone who attended this wonderful event! Riverside House was well represented! Thank you to Mrs. Taylor for always being a humble representative of our organization in the community.

Thank You to the Junior League of Miami!

The Junior League of Miami came to Riverside House to celebrate Mother’s Day by bringing in The Praxis Institute to do chair massages and manicures for the ladies here. We also made body scrub for a fun-filled night of all things spa! Thank you to the Junior League for making Family Night extremely memorable all year long!

 

Add Riverside House Christian Ministries as Your Charity on Amazon Smile!
Don’t forget to add us as your Amazon Smile charity! If you use Amazon for purchases, consider using smile.amazon.com instead. If you choose “Riverside House Christian Ministries,” a portion of your purchase proceeds will benefit us! It’s an easy way to give back! Are you using Amazon Smile yet?

 

Do You Know a Young Professional Who Would be Interested in Supporting Our Cause?

Are you a Young Professional or do you know one in the Miami-Dade area who is looking for an important social cause to support? Consider joining the Riverside House Young Professionals Committee! We are looking for like-minded individuals who believe in second chances and want to support our mission. Please reach out if you have any questions, and share this information with Young Professionals you know! We look forward to meeting you! (305) 326-9799

Volunteer Opportunities

Please help us share the word about the following volunteer opportunities:
  • Bible Study
  • Teach Finance Class
  • Volunteer Event
  • Chapel Service

Individuals or groups interested in volunteering at Riverside House can contact Harrell Henton at hhenton@riverside-house.org or 305-326-9799 EXT 123.

Riverside House Testimony October 2018
Riverside House Testimony

 

In this video, one of our Riverside House clients shares his testimonial about how Riverside House impacted his life for the better. 

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