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

Crisis Center Vision
At the Crisis Center we seek to be that extraordinary place where all people find help, hope and healing to make tomorrow better.

The Meaning of a Mission Statement

Clara Reynolds
President & CEO
Every business has a mission statement; it defines the core purpose of the organization.  At the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, our mission is to ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone.  Our new strategic plan more closely aligns all of our work with our mission statement.  Every day, we provide a myriad of services in the Gateway and Corbett Trauma Center to meet this mission.  But nowhere is our mission more evident than in TransCare, our emergency transportation service.

Over 36,000 times a year, TransCare provides emergency medical and behavioral health transportation to our community's most vulnerable citizens.  During every TransCare new employee orientation, I talk to them about our mission, and their role in making this mission a reality for the patients we serve.... READ MORE  
KidsatTheCrisisCenter - MORE NEWS! -

Sam's Training Saves a Life  

Clara Reynolds & Sam Bathon
Sam Bathon was having a great day.

He had recently graduated from the Emergency Medical Technician program at Hillsborough Community College and was in his third week working for the Crisis Center's TransCare Medical Transportation. He had just completed his very first 12-hour shift as an EMT and was ready to relax after a hard day's work.

Everything changed when he reached the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa....
TransCare Expands Services

TransCare staff provide safe and compassionate care to individuals battling substance abuse.
When someone abuses drugs or alcohol, they can put themselves and those around them in danger. To help alleviate that strain, Florida's Marchman Act provides temporary substance abuse evaluation and treatment in emergency situations.

In April, TransCare Medical Transportation expanded its scope of services to include Marchman Act transports in Hillsborough County. For over 30 years, TransCare has handled mental health transports for the county's Baker Act patients. Staff already have the training and experience to handle these types of specialized and sensitive transports, so the addition of Marchman substance abuse transports fits well into TransCare's scope of services.

TransCare's involvement in doing these transports reduces the burden on local law enforcement and provides an easier, less traumatic experience for the patient and their loved ones.

Be a Change Champion!

Do you know of a business or community group that wants to make a difference in the Tampa Bay area? Now is your opportunity to be a Crisis Center Change Champion! Change Champions are community minded organizations that support the Crisis Center through give-back programs and innovative promotions.

Want to learn more? Visit the Change Champions page HERE, and contact Sandy McLaughlin at or (813) 969-4987. 

Events - Check Out These Events! -


FREE Networking Event: Business Connections
Thursday, August 17
Parks Lincoln of Tampa
10505 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, 33612

Friday, August 25
Cuban Club in Ybor City
2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba, Tampa, 33605
Get tickets HERE

Enjoy beer from local brewers, cuisine from local restaurants, music, raffles, and prizes! Funds raised benefit suicide prevention programs at the Crisis Center!

Saturday, October 7
Al Lopez Park in Tampa
Register as an individual or team HERE

Run or walk to raise funds and awareness about teenage mental health!

Gateway to Healing Tours
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Thursday, July 27
Tuesday, August 8
Thursday, August 24
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!