February 2021
February 11th is 2-1-1 day! Our 2-1-1 staff are available in Hillsborough County 24/7 when community members reach out seeking help. Join us in celebrating our wonderful Gateway Contact Center staff by clicking below and leaving a comment on the post.
Expanding Our Mission North
President & CEO, Clara Reynolds
As you all know, I am a clinical social worker by training. As such, I find the best way for me to understand a problem or learn more about a situation is through experiential learning. It is for this reason that I just completed my second ride along with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Behavioral Health Intervention Team (B-HIT). 

Read more from Clara by clicking below.
COVID-19 Support
If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally due to the COVID-19 pandemic, call 1-844-MyFLHLP (844-693-5457). Our staff are available 24/7 to provide confidential support.
Finding Healing after Trauma
When Tami reached out to our Gateway Contact Center, she was looking for resources to support her 13-year-old autistic son, Seth. While at work that day, her son had been sexually assaulted by his home health aide. Tami was at a loss of what to do to support her son.

Read more of Tami and Seth's story by clicking below.
Register for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Virtual 5k!
Between Monday, March 1st and March 14th, we'll be hosting a virtual 5k. We understand that everyone has a different exercise preference, so participants can choose their own adventure for this 5k. Log the 3.1 miles with a run, walk, swim, bike, spin class - whatever gets you moving, we support it!

Proceeds from this event will support the Crisis Center's ongoing services that help individuals throughout Tampa Bay find help, hope, and healing.
Sexual Assault Services Donations from the NFL
NFL staff and Captain Fear stopped by on Tuesday, February 2nd to drop off donations for our sexual assault services department. Ahead of each Super Bowl, the NFL chooses organizations to support in the host city. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp, a member of Representative Kathy Castor's team, and a member of Representative Fentrice Driskell's team were also present to show their appreciation of the donation to the Crisis Center. The donations will go a long way in ensuring that our survivors have brand new clothing to go home in following their forensic exam.
Thank you Corporate Partners!
Thank you Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Funders!