April 2020
Shining a Light on the Work of
Sexual Assault Advocates
President & CEO, Clara Reynolds
The Crisis Center's Response to COVID-19

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay understands this is a very stressful time full of uncertainty and anxiety. Our staff are available 24/7 to provide emotional support when you dial 2-1-1.
 
We have taken precautions to ensure the safety of our staff. We continue to operate the Gateway Contact Center, Sexual Assault Services, Corbett Trauma Center counseling, and TransCare Medical Transportation Services without interruption. To access any of these services, you can dial 2-1-1; or for general questions, call the Crisis Center at (813) 964-1964.
"You Made a Terrible Time in our Lives a
Little Less Terrible."
Like many other Saturday afternoons, Arielle went over to her friend Matthew’s house. They spent a couple hours playing basketball outside before going inside his home. Once inside, Matthew sexually assaulted Arielle. She was so ashamed of what happened to her, but knew she needed to tell her mom.

Read more of Arielle's story by clicking below.
Taking Time for Self-Care

In a time when there is a lot of uncertainty, and it's easy to get down a rabbit hole of anxiety and panic, we need to remember to take care of ourselves.

Crisis Center staff know that all too well, since any crisis means an increased work load on our employees. Below is one of our blog posts that shares a list of what self-care activities our employees are doing for themselves right now.
Upcoming Event Changes
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, several Crisis Center events have been postponed, including our Take Back the Stage event that was going to take place April 18th. We do plan to reschedule these events once we're able to, and we will be sure to include any upcoming event information here in our newsletter as well as on our social media pages.
Thank you Corporate Partners!
Thank you Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Funders!