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

Suicide: Being Part of the Solution   
By Clara Reynolds, President & CEO     

The week of June 4th was a difficult week. Like many of you, I was shocked when I learned Kate Spade had taken her own life.  I was traveling on June 5th and learned the news when I received a text message from a Crisis Center of Tampa Bay staff member.  It just so happened my phone was in one of my favorite hand-bags, an all-black Kate Spade that my husband, Steve, gave to me as a gift on our 1st wedding anniversary.

I had followed Kate Spade's career since 2000 and was a great admirer of her as a fashion designer and business women.  I suppose I felt a sort of kinship with her since she was just a few years older than me. I had watched interviews with her over the years.  She seemed smart, charming, and surprisingly down-to-earth... READ MORE      
KidsatTheCrisisCenter - MORE NEWS! -

Emma Finds Confidence Through Her Safety Plan

Though 19-year-old Emma only recently called the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for help, she had struggled with suicidal thoughts from age 11. They were always in the corner of her mind. She had started to feel numb to them.

Emma's call to the suicide line was answered by Zoey, an intervention specialist trained in providing trauma informed care.

Emma shared that while she had never attempted to kill herself, her suicidal thoughts were a constant part of her life...READ MORE


Sexual Assault Services Receives FCASV Recertification        

SAS Team Members at the Crisis Center
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay's Sexual Assault Services has been recertified by the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (FCASV) for a two-year term to serve as the sole provider of forensic sexual assault victim services in Hillsborough County for ages 13 and up.

FCASV serves as a resource to the state of Florida on sexual violence issues by providing information, assistance and leadership on all aspects of sexual violence. Recertification from FCASV confirms the Crisis Center is the county's rape crisis center and provides the highest quality of services to all clients.

Last year, Sexual Assault Services provided forensic exams to 360 clients and advocacy to 652 survivors within Hillsborough County.  
 
 
Register for the SpeakUp5K!

It's Time to Recruit Your Run/Walk Team!
The 2018 SpeakUp5k will be at Al Lopez Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. The event is organized by the CKG Foundation, which empowers teens and their families to proactively take care of their mental health and seek help when they need it. You can learn more about the CKG Foundation by clicking HERE.

SpeakUp5k entry fees and sponsor dollars help fund Gateway Services at the Crisis Center, where teens and adults in the community can connect to emotional support and community resources through 2-1-1.

Registration fees increase after June 30. You can sign up TODAY as an individual walker/runner, or form a team
HERE.
Take the Survey!

 
On Tuesday, June 5, the Crisis Center sent a survey via email. We're looking for your feedback on Crisis Center services and agency communication. Your opinion is valued and appreciated! If you haven't done so yet, please take a couple minutes to complete the survey.

Free Document Shredding: June 18th         

Do you have documents you need to shred? You can help the Crisis Center and also get 3 copy paper boxes or kitchen trash bags shredded for FREE by Shred360 on Monday, June 18th. Just make a donation to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay at the "shred-a-thon".  Come to the AMC Highwoods 20 (18002 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy/Tampa) from 11am-1pm.
 
Events - Upcoming Events -


   
 

Gateway to Healing Tours  
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Thursday, June 21
Tuesday, July 10
Thursday, July 26
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







Halfway There Happy Hour
Thursday, June 28th
81Bay Brewing Company
4465 W. Gandy Blvd. Ste 600, Tampa, Florida 33611
 
Join us as we kick-off race preparations for the Dominion Payroll SpeakUp5k presented by WellCare. Learn more about the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and ways you can be involved in the race this October. Listen to live music by the Front Porch Pickers. Tickets are $40 and include food and two drinks. Proceeds from the event benefit the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

Tickets will be sold at the door, but please RSVP to schamplin@dominionpayroll.com.






 
Beer & Bow Ties: Friday, September 14th
Beer and Bow Ties was founded out of a passion to help provide resources for suicide prevention and awareness. The fourth annual event will be from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14th at The Orlo in Tampa.

 Tickets for Beer and Bow Ties are now on sale, and you can take advantage of early bird pricing before July 4th. General admission is $75 and VIP is $100. You'll enjoy an evening of local craft beer, local cuisine and specialty cocktails, as well as music by DJ Jonny Torres.

 For more event information or to purchase tickets click HERE.
 
 
     
Events Thank you Corporate Partners!


Events Thank you Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Funders!