Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Miami-Dade’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for at-risk youth, proudly presented Bridge to the Stars, Notti di Carnevale. The rooftop of J.W. Marriott Marquis was transformed into enchanting sights and sounds of the storied Carnival of Venice. Guests enjoyed an evening of dancing, live entertainment and cuisine, with an exciting silent auction filled with big-ticket items. This year honorary chair was Judy Reinach, chair Marlene Quintana and Mistress of Ceremonies was Lisa Petrillo, news anchor of CBS Miami.
For more than 29 years, the Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc. not-for-profit organization has been operating out of Miami and Homestead, providing emergency shelter, food, counseling and family counseling for youth in need. Acting as a catalyst for new beginnings, Miami Bridge works to rescue children and teens from lives of victimization and crime, and provides them with structure in a stable and nurturing environment. Miami Bridge shelters more than 800 youth and counsels more than 550 families every year, providing them with solutions, alternatives and hope.