Crisis Center Mission
To ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone.

Crisis Center Vision
To be that extraordinary place where all people find help, hope and healing to make tomorrow better.

2018: The Beginning of a Fresh Start       

Clara Reynolds
President & CEO
So I have a funny admission to make:  I love wandering through office supply stores!   I love looking at new pens, pencils, desk sets and the like.  But there is something almost magical about visiting an office supply store in January with all the organization and planning tools they have available.  For me, January is a time to make a brand new start.  Think about how fun it used to be when starting a new calendar at the beginning of the year.  Those new, blank pages served as a reminder that there are days ahead filled with opportunities, adventures, and yes, challenges.

I think that all of us need an opportunity to have a fresh start from time to time, and the beginning of a new year can be the perfect time.  Take New Year's resolutions as an example.  We resolve to lose weight, exercise more, or maybe balance our bank accounts more regularly.  These simple actions represent some ways we want to get our life back on track.  But, there are other circumstances in life that take us far off course.... READ MORE      
KidsatTheCrisisCenter - MORE NEWS! -

A New Beginning for Camila   

Camila had a steady job in Puerto Rico and was living as a single parent raising her children, Sofia, 8, and Gabriel, 13.

Everything changed on September 20th.

When Hurricane Maria tore through the island, Camila rode out the storm in her home. When the wind subsided and the rains stopped, she assessed the damage. Her house was uninhabitable. Her furniture and clothing were destroyed. She needed to start over and she needed to be somewhere with greater opportunities for success.

She reached out to her cousin in Tampa. He offered to do what he could to help, but couldn't provide her with a place to stay. She had enough money for a flight to Tampa and a few days' accommodations at a motel.

Fortunately, once in Tampa, Camila learned she could connect to help by calling 2-1-1....
Born This Way Foundation Visits Green Dot

Shadille Estepan from The Born This Way Foundation
at the Green Dot Workshop
The Green Dot anti-violence program in Ybor City provides education and tools everyone can use to reduce domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and stalking in their community. 
When Lady Gaga brought her Channel Kindness tour to Tampa in December, representatives from her Born This Way Foundation paid a special visit to Ybor City to attend a Green Dot violence prevention workshop. The representatives took time to talk with attendees about their focus on youth, kindness, and mental health, and even did a weekly podcast from the event. The Crisis Center is honored to be a tour stop for the Born this Way Foundation!

Welcome the Newest Corporate Partner: M.E. Wilson!

M.E. Wilson is the latest company to become a Crisis Center of Tampa Bay corporate partner. M.E. Wilson is family-owned agency that prides itself on providing professional services in the areas of employee benefits, commercial insurance, risk management, claims management, and private client services. You can learn more about this new corporate partner by visiting their website
Many thanks to M.E. Wilson for their commitment and support of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay!  

Travelers Aid: A Local Friend When Plans Go Awry

Volunteers at the Travelers Aid desk at TIA
This past holiday season, more than 500,000 people traveled through Tampa International Airport. If you've ever experienced air travel, you know that things don't always go according to plan. Severe weather, airline mechanical problems, and issues at connecting airports can suddenly leave someone stranded without a support system. 
Through the support of AAA -The Auto Club Group, as well as more than 30 dedicated volunteers, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay operates the Travelers Aid desk at Tampa International Airport. Last year, more than 20,000 travelers received help at the desk. Seven days a week, people at the airport who are experiencing a travel crisis can speak to a friendly person who will assist them in connecting to the support they need!

Events - Upcoming Events! -


Gateway to Healing Tours
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Thursday, January 25
Tuesday, February 6  
Listen to stories about the people we help. See the facilities where we offer healing to clients. Hear about the urgent needs of the families we serve. Find ways to join us in making a difference in our community.

To learn more and register, click HERE   
Real talk about "The Talk"
A Q&A with Dr. Dae
Thursday, February 8
The Kaizen Collaborative
5215 West Laurel Street #Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607  
To learn more and to register, click HERE 
The #1 reason why parents don't talk to their kids about sex is because they are afraid and they DON'T KNOW HOW.

In two hours you"ll go from: "Ugh... do I really have to do this?", to "I CAN DO THIS!"

$25 individual
$40 per couple
All proceeds benefit the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.
Events Thank you Corporate Partners!

Events Thank you Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Funders!