A Bridge To Hope

An attorney by trade, Marlene Quintana dedicates a portion of her time to giving back to the community as she takes the helm of Miami Bridge.
Text by Francesca Cruz | May 12, 2018 | People

Miami Bridge is a non-profit organization and the only 24-hour emergency shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned youth. And when Marlene Quintana isn’t taking on labor and employment cases, she’s active and involved in the community as the President of the Board of Directors at Miami Bridge. Every year, thousands of children and teens in Miami-Dade County face the daunting prospect of life on the streets. The organization protects and provides specialized care to youth in crisis. Quintana’s goal for the organization is to help rescue even more youth from lives of victimization and crime — she won’t rest until every child or young adult in our city receives the protection and assistance they need;