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

A Grateful Reflection of Our Government        
Clara Reynolds, President & CEO
Gary Weisman, our former Board Chair, coined the phrase that the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is the community's "social utility."  If you think about the definition of a utility being an essential, public service, you may consider such things as power, water or garbage collection.  But, think about the essential public services offered by the Crisis Center: information and referral, sexual assault services, ambulance transportation, acute suicide prevention and intervention.  These services would be provided by government if not offered by the Crisis Center.  So with that in mind, consider the important role our government plays as our community approaches several significant events this month:  Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving and one of the most impactful election cycle's in our nation's history.....  READ MORE      
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Helping Janet Find Safety and Healing

For months, Janet had felt alone and terrified. Her mind kept taking her back to that evening - how her husband's friend, Steve, had made advances, how she resisted, and how he forced himself on her and sexually assaulted her.  
It took several days, but Janet finally told her husband and reported the assault to the police. 
Months later, Steve was free on bail, awaiting trial. And the trauma of the assault and anxiety about the trial affected every aspect of Janet's life. Her loneliness was compounded by the fact her family lived out of state and she didn't have many people she could turn to in Tampa.... READ MORE

Political Candidates Learn about the Crisis Center     
Candidates Take a Tour of the Crisis Center
Many candidates running for office in Hillsborough County or at the state level in the recent election visited the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay on the morning of October 18. Candidates had the opportunity to talk with Crisis Center board members and senior leadership, hear why the organization is so vital to the Tampa Bay community, and take a guided tour of the facility. Invitations were extended to all candidates at the state and local level. 
Remarks were made by Christopher Rogers, Crisis Center board chair, as well as Clara Reynolds, president & CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, before guests toured the service areas. 
Anyone in our community who wants to learn more about the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay can attend a Gateway to Healing tour. For upcoming tour dates, click HERE.

October 13th: A Day of Community Support!

October 13 was a full day of community support for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, with two great organizations hosting events to benefit the agency.  
The day started with the SpeakUp5K run hosted by the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation. The run raises awareness of teen depression and provides funds for the Gateway Contact Center, which helps teens connect to community resources such as the Healthy Transitions program. 
In the afternoon, the Leadership Tampa Class of 2017 (aka GOAT 17) hosted the 2nd annual GOAT Beer Fest, with proceeds benefiting the Crisis Center. Attendees enjoyed a fun and relaxing afternoon and an original guava-infused signature beer by Brew Bus. 
Many thanks to the CKG Foundation and GOAT 17 for helping ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone!
Support the Crisis Center on Giving Tuesday: November 27th!    
The holiday season is right around the corner! This is the time of year when many people make a special gift to the non-profit organizations they care about. Giving Tuesday was established as a worldwide celebration that kicks off the charitable season. You can show your support for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay by making a quick and easy online donation for Giving Tuesday! Just click HERE.    
Vote for Crisis Center's Florida Veteran Support Line Video!

To promote the Florida Veterans Support Line (1-844-MyFLVet), veterans from the Tampa Bay area donated their military gear. These personal items were stitched together to create the Stitches of Duty billboard near MacDill Air Force Base. Some of these veterans shared their stories for a special video nominated in the Best Use of Video category for the WEDU Be More Awards. 
Be certain to vote for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay's video in the Be More Awards. Also, share with your friends on social media! To vote, click HERE.

Events - Check Out These Events! -


Saturday, November 17th
Tampa Crus-A-Cade Club
2002 Crus A Cade Pl, Tampa, FL, 33602

The D-10 Society is a diverse group of individuals focused on making our community better through hosting exciting charity events. Enjoy a fun night of mechanical bull riding and corn hole on Saturday, November 17th! Proceeds benefit the Crisis Center. For tickets, click HERE.

 Gateway to Healing Tours  
Tuesday, December 4th  
  Thursday, December 13th
 Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

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 

Lotus Ladies Yoga For Sexual Violence Survivors   
Thursdays in November
 Crisis Center of Tampa Bay  
Lotus Ladies Yoga is an empowerment group run by sexual assault services where survivors of sexual violence can receive the healing properties of yoga at no charge. This is an 18+ women's yoga group that will include group activities such as breathing exercises, meditation, journaling, discussion, and a 45-60 minute posture class.  
To learn more and register, click HERE  

Events Thank you Corporate Partners!

Events Thank you Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Funders!