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To ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone.
A New Year Rings in a New Strategic Plan

Clara Reynolds
President & CEO
I'm sure I am like many of you - a new year means a chance to re-evaluate priorities and make plans for improvement in the coming year.  For me, each new year embodies a sense of excitement for a fresh start.  It is a time to clean out the closets, both literally and figuratively, and re-embrace organization and structure.  Just like at home, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is undergoing its own refreshment.  It started with an 18-month strategic planning process.  We worked with our board, staff, clients and key community stakeholders to assess our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.  We created new board and internal committees to review data, examine processes and make recommendations.  The result is our renewed focus on being the Community's Gateway to Help, Hope and Healing.
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Pieces of Clay: Janie's Story

Janie was only 7 years old when her uncle began using her to make pornographic videos that he sold on the internet. He made Janie promise not to tell anyone but when he set his sights on her younger sister, Janie could no longer keep this horrible secret. Ultimately, her uncle was arrested and sentenced to prison.

But that wasn't the end of her suffering.

Two years later, Janie still suffered the effects of the abuse. She had chronic thoughts of self-harm.  She often wet her bed, resisted bathing, and acted out when challenged by her mom or teacher. Fortunately, Janie and her mom were connected to Corbett Trauma Center..
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Katie Cassedy: Lightning Community Hero of Tomorrow

Katie Cassedy, a freshmen at Duke University, was named the sixth Lightning Community Hero of Tomorrow during the Lightning game against Carolina on New Year's Eve.

When Katie was a junior at Tampa's Robinson High School, she led a group of students to create a special event called Break the Silence.  Because every 9 seconds in the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten, this event was created to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault. The event took place during a Friday night boys' basketball game with the crowd remaining completely silent until the team scored its ninth point. When it did, the crowd broke the silence and pandemonium ensued. Booths were set up in the lobby of the gymnasium and staffed by representatives from the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and The Spring.

A donation of $25,000 from the Lightning Community Foundation will be used by the Crisis Center to develop support materials that additional high schools will use to launch their own Break the Silence events.

The third annual Break the Silence event at Robinson High will be on Jan. 20. 

BurgerMonger's Season of Giving

The Reynolds family at BurgerMonger
During the holidays, BurgerMonger launched its "Season of Giving" campaign, in which the burger chain showed its support for community organizations, veterans and first responders.

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay was the beneficiary for Day 1 of the campaign, with 20% of proceeds from all six BurgerMonger locations donated to the agency.

If you have a business and an interest in creating a special fundraising event for the Crisis Center, contact Sandy McLaughlin at (813) 969-4987 or smclaughlin@crisiscenter.com

 
Events - Upcoming Events -

 

 
Share Your Heart Tours
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Thursday, January 26
Tuesday, February 7
12pm-1pm   
 
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


Memorial Day Weekend Cruise
Benefits the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Departing Tampa on Saturday, May 27th 2017  
 
Need a vacation? Now you can support the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay while enjoying a long weekend cruising the Western Caribbean!

The Cruise Planners agency has agreed to donate 100% of their booking fees to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay for the Memorial Day weekend Carnival cruise. This five-day cruise departs Tampa on May 27, 2017, with ports of call at the islands of Roatán and Cozumel.

You can learn more, and book your stateroom HERE.
 
   
Events Thank you to these Crisis Center Corporate Partners!

Events Thank you Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Funders!