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.

What the Cup of Compassion Means to Me 

Clara Reynolds
President & CEO
On February 22nd, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay hosted its 15th Cup of Compassion.  As you all know, this annual event is our only true fundraiser of the year.  This one hour breakfast is our way to tell our compelling story, to really make our mission come alive, and to generate the necessary funds so that no one in our community has to face crisis alone!  

Going into my third Cup of Compassion, I was so excited!  There is a transformative energy generated during this event that is hard to describe.  I think much of that energy comes from the over 400 dedicated people who make their way downtown before 7:15 a.m. to attend the breakfast.  It comes from our fabulous Master of Ceremonies, Brendan McLaughlin, who can energize a crowd like no one else.   This year, I really believe the essential energetic force came from the passionate testimonials of Celia, Emily, and Tim who found their help, hope and healing at the Crisis Center.... READ MORE      
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Cup of Compassion 2018: Celia's Story

Celia in Peru
Celia had served faithfully as a missionary in Peru, teaching kids English in a school. She enjoyed her work and felt she was helping to develop future leaders in the country.

Everything changed when one day the headmaster of the school touched Celia inappropriately.

Celia felt betrayed, confused, and angry. She took time to process what had happened and realized she no longer felt the joy of mission; instead she had a sense of fear. She knew it was time to return to the United States.  She submitted her resignation, and let the headmaster know that she wanted to get her final paperwork done.

One evening, just before her departure, the headmaster came to her home and said he wanted to take care of the paperwork.  Relieved to be taking the final steps, Celia let him in....READ MORE 

An Inspiring Morning: Cup of Compassion 2018     

Cup of Compassion 2018 Speakers
It was a beautiful morning on February 22nd as over 400 friends of the Crisis Center gathered at the Tampa Convention Center to show their support and learn about the Crisis Center's impact in the community.

Brendan McLaughlin served as emcee for the event.  Speakers included Crisis Center CEO Clara Reynolds and Board Chair Jamie Klingman; Marlene Adkinson of AAA - The Auto Club Group;  keynote speaker Tim Traud of Jabil; and Celia Staples, a sexual assault survivor who shared how she was helped by the Crisis Center.

Tim Traud spoke of a personal crisis experienced by his sister years ago, and how he wished there was an organization like the Crisis Center in the town where she lived at the time. Tim also talked about when he first toured the Crisis Center and his commitment to the organization for the past 13 years as a member of the Board of Directors, Sustainer Society, President's Circle, and Legacy Society....READ MORE  
Crisis Center to Launch Innovative Paramedicine Pilot Program

Community Paramedicine:  Coming to Tampa in 2018!
Thanks to a $285,000 grant from the Florida Blue Foundation, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay will be launching a community paramedicine service in 2018. This pilot program will help patients who are frequent users of local EMS and hospital emergency room services by connecting them to medical and mental health resources.

TransCare will have two community care coordinators on staff who are paramedics dedicated to patients after they are discharged from the emergency room due to both a physical and behavioral health need.

The community care coordinators will follow up with patients to help identify why they frequently use emergency services and develop a plan to address their medical needs as well as social and behavioral health concerns in a non-emergency setting. This holistic approach to care will ensure patients are connected with the appropriate resources and will lead to fewer emergency calls and visits.  

Many thanks to the Florida Blue Foundation for their support of this new program!

Events - Upcoming Events -


Gateway to Healing Tours
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Thursday, March 22
Tuesday, April 3
Thursday, April 19
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   

Be The Voice
Talent Show For Suicide Prevention
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Plant High School
2415 S. Himes Avenue in Tampa
Admission: $5
To sponsor or donate, click HERE

The Untreated Trauma of Sexual Assault: A Community Response
Friday, April 13th, 2018
Robert W. Saunders Sr. Public Library
1505 North Nebraska Avenue in Tampa
For speakers and additional event information, click HERE
CEU's are available for this event 
Events Thank you Cup of Compassion Sponsors!

Events Thank you Corporate Partners!

Events Thank you Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Funders!