Crisis Center Mission
To ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone.
Still A Reason for Teal Ribbons

Clara Reynolds
President & CEO
Melanie dialed 9-1-1 when she just couldn't take it anymore.  For the past few months, her boyfriend had been getting more and more violent towards her.  She finally reached her limit on a Thursday night when he choked and raped her repeatedly.  Melanie was transported to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay for not just a rape exam, but to begin her journey to find help, hope and healing.  I use the term journey to highlight the fact that survivors of sexual assault aren't healed from their trauma by simply reporting the crime or having an exam.  

This story is the reason why we still need to recognize April as sexual assault awareness month.  It gives us a platform to remind the community that sexual assault is still an issue.  And in Melanie's case, it is also a way to communicate how the Crisis Center is committed to helping victims during their healing process.
KidsatTheCrisisCenter - MORE NEWS! -

Abused, Betrayed and Healed: A Survivor's Story

15 year old, Emma, lay sleeping in a hospital bed. Her mother, Kristin, quietly looked down at her and struggled with the emotions she was experiencing. Fear, shock, grief, anxiety, and rage all flooded her heart and mind, and she came to one realization: her boyfriend, Gary, was a monster.

When Kristin left for work that morning, Emma was still asleep and Gary was mulling about the kitchen. She had no reason to expect what would happen immediately after she headed out the door.

In the hours that followed Gary bound Emma and threatened her and her mother's life while physically and sexually assaulting her.

A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and Victim Advocate from the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay were called into the hospital to provide help to Emma and her mom. 
Building Renovations Begin!

Creating a better Crisis Center experience!
On April 10, renovations began on the first floor of the Crisis Center's main building at One Crisis Center Plaza in Tampa. The changes are part of the organization's strategic plan to truly be the community's gateway to help, hope, and healing.

The renovation will increase our ability to serve clients by expanding and upgrading both the 2-1-1 Contact Center and Sexual Assault Services. We will soon be serving additional people with enhanced efficiencies and a more streamlined process.  

Visitors, staff, volunteers, and most importantly, our clients, all will benefit from this long overdue renovation.

To watch a brief video of Clara discussing the renovation project, click HERE

One of the Best Places to Work!

The Tampa Bay Times recently confirmed what Crisis Center staff already knew. The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is one of the best places to work in the area!

The Crisis Center was named a Top Workplace by the Times on April 9. The Top Workplaces are selected based on survey results from employees. Crisis Center of Tampa Bay employees had the option to complete an anonymous survey with questions on numerous topics, including practices and policies. Companies were ranked based on leadership, compensation and training, workplace flexibility, and diversity.

Do you know someone with a heart for helping people who might want to be part of the Crisis Center team? Be certain to share our career page with them! 
A Beautiful Day for a Swim!

The sun shone brightly, the water was smooth and the temperature was just right for the second annual Strokes for Hope swim! CEO Clara Reynolds, Board Vice Chair Jamie Klingman and a number of their swim friends jumped in the water in front of the Tampa Convention Center the morning of April 1 to raise funds and awareness for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

Many thanks to everyone who made a special Strokes for Hope donation. Over $6,000 was raised to help fund valuable community services such as trauma counseling, the 2-1-1 contact center, and sexual assault services.

Click HERE to see a special Strokes for Hope message!  

Remember the Crisis Center on Give Day Tampa Bay!

Give Day Tampa Bay is a local, 24-hour online charity event that is organized by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. The goal of the event is to increase philanthropy in the Tampa Bay area and raise awareness of the amazing work local nonprofits do in the community.  
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is the community's gateway to help, hope, and healing! Your support on Give Day allows the Crisis Center to be there when your friends, family, and neighbors are facing a crisis. To donate to the Crisis Center on May 2rd, please visit 
Events - Upcoming Events -


Gateway to Healing Tours
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Tuesday, May 2
Thursday, May 25
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

"Teach Kids to Care"
May 6th, 2017: 12pm-4pm

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
2300 North Oregon Ave.
Tampa, FL 33607   
A community event that teaches both parents and kids the importance of positive and supportive communication, with special focus on bullying prevention. Activities include a bouncy house, painting table, and drumming/dancing.

Teach Kids to Care Volunteers Needed!
Call Angelina Adorno at 813-964-1964 or email   
Events Thank you Corporate Partners!

Events Thank you Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Funders!