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

Remembering Pulse...

Clara Reynolds
President & CEO
June 12th marks the first anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub terrorist attack, the worst mass shooting in modern United States history.  I have been asked to represent the Crisis Center this week for a variety of media outlets and talk about what the community is feeling a year later.  Overwhelmingly, feelings on anxiety, fear and depression seem to dominate the conversations.  On 10 News this morning, a Facebook Live participant asked me to help her deal with her anxiety about being in crowded places.  Others have asked questions about the best ways to scope out exit and escape strategies prior to attending an event or even going to the movies.  While our feelings of anxiety and fear are justifiable during these uncertain times, I want us to reflect on the Orlando community's response after the Pulse attack... READ MORE  
KidsatTheCrisisCenter - MORE NEWS! -

From Amber to Austin - Safety and Support at the Crisis Center  

At age 18, Austin was already experiencing a severe life crisis. He had recently told a small group of close friends he identified as male and would be transitioning. They were understanding and accepting of his decision but his parents were a different story. They did not support his decision and continued to refer to him as "Amber."

Even during this tumultuous time, he continued to do well in school. He often found solace in a quiet stairwell where he studied before his late-afternoon class. No one ever came down the stairs, so he was shocked when Josh, an acquaintance from one of his classes, sat down and started to talk to him one day. It was mainly small talk and Josh soon moved closer to Austin. Before Austin knew it, Josh was on top of him and ripping off his clothing.

After that, everything was a blur....
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay named Crisis Resources Nonprofit of the Year!

Clara Reynolds and Tanya Hillary (both center) accept the Nonprofit of the Year award.
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay was named the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year in the Crisis Resources category by the Tampa Bay Business Journal!

The Crisis Center was presented the award at a special event on June 8 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa.  The Nonprofit of the Year awards recognize Tampa Bay nonprofit organizations in a number of categories, including Arts, Culture and Humanities; Crisis Resources; Education; and Environment and Animals. Organizations throughout the Tampa Bay area submit applications to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. An independent panel of judges reviews the applications to select finalists and the ultimate winners.

The award recognizes the hard work and dedication of hundreds of people in our community.  Many thanks to donors, funders, volunteers, and staff who all play crucial roles in ensuring the success of the Crisis Center! 

Kicking-off the 2017 SpeakUp5K!

The date is set for the 2017 SpeakUp5K run to benefit the Healthy Transitions program for teens and young adults. The SpeakUp5k will be Saturday, Oct. 7, at Al Lopez Park.

The CKG Foundation and Dominion Payroll are kicking off the event by hosting the Halfway There Happy Hour at Mise en Place in Tampa on Wednesday, June 21, from 5-7:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Healthy Transitions program for teens and young adults.

To purchase tickets for the Halfway There Happy Hour, or to register for the SpeakUp5K, click HERE.

Get your business cards ready! Business Connections is August 17

Do you need to network to be successful in your career? Do you want to make some new business contacts? Be certain to attend the Crisis Center's FREE business networking event on Thursday, Aug. 17, in Parks Lincoln's beautiful showroom in Tampa. Attendees will enjoy cool drinks and great food while getting to know local business professionals.

To reserve your spot at Business Connections, click HERE.   
Beer & Bow Ties 2017: Friday, August 25 at 6pm

Beer & Bow Ties 2017 will be held in a beautiful, historic venue: The Cuban Club in Ybor City. The event was founded three years ago by Kim Randall and Brent Kraus out of their passion to help provide resources for suicide prevention and awareness after each experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide. Funds raised benefit the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

Be certain to get your tickets today! Attendees will enjoy beer from local brewers, cuisine from local restaurants, music, raffles, and prizes!

To obtain 2017 Beer & Bow Ties tickets, click HERE.
Events - Take a Tour! -


Gateway to Healing Tours
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Thursday, June 22
Tuesday, July 11
Thursday, July 27
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     
Events Thank you Corporate Partners!

Events Thank you Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Funders!