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Crisis Center Mission
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay brings help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges or trauma resulting from sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence, financial distress, substance abuse, medical emergency, suicidal thoughts, emotional or situational problems.
Crisis Center Vision
To be that extraordinary place where every person who is going through a serious life crisis can find the help, support and encouragement that they need to solve their problems and make tomorrow a better day.
Dear Friend of The Crisis Center,

There are few things more joyful than the laughter of a child. Many of us yearn for the simple pleasures of childhood, back when life was carefree and simple.

Sadly, not every childhood is picturesque and ideal. Tragedy, illness, abuse and betrayal can rob a child of innocence and diminish their spirit . But there is a place families can turn to when a child faces crisis.

This month you'll learn ways the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is working with children and families in our community and how your support of the Crisis Center is bringing laughter back to kids who are facing challenges no child should have to face alone.

Thank You for Your Continued Support!

Children at the Crisis Center
By David Braughton, President & CEO

Sometimes, when children first visit the Crisis Center, I am reminded of an early line in Rachael Carson's Silent Spring, "It was a spring without voices."  Kids of all ages walk through our front doors - weary, guarded, taciturn. Some head to the Corbett Trauma Center; others to Family Stabilization.  Some, children under 13 years old who have been physically abused, now come on evenings or weekends to Sexual Assault Services for forensic exams.  These little ones are often clinging to their mother's leg, not out of shyness, but out of fear. One would expect them to cry out in protest, but they seldom make a sound.... (CONTINUE) 

Sami's Journey to Healing

Aug 2013 Donors help boy heal
Sami was just 9 years old when he and his mother, Miriam, moved from Tunisia to Tampa to live with Miriam's husband.  Miriam was rightfully concerned about how Sami would adapt to living in a new country. It wasn't long until Mariam realized that cultural adjustments were the least of her problems, and that her new life in the United States had turned into a nightmare.... (CONTINUE)

Chloe Receives a Fresh Start

Aug 2013 Newsletter Susand and Jim

Life was stressful for Susan & Jim. With three children and a fourth on the way, the family was barely making ends meet.  Jim worked full-time and Susan worked a part-time job, taking on occasional double shifts for extra income.  They found an apartment and tried to make it as comfortable as they could with the resources they had available. A teenage girl from the neighborhood provided a much needed break for Jim and Susan by taking their 4 year old daughter, Chloe under her wing. 


Chloe would sometimes go over to the girl's house to spend time and play. Everything seemed safe and normal until Chloe mentioned something that would change the family's life forever...(CONTINUE) 

Kids Blossom at Summer Child & Family Safety Program

Aug 2013 Newsletter Certificates
Kids Celebrating their Accomplishments at Just Elementary this Summer

This summer, Lexi Tebeau, a Child & Family Safety Advocate at the Crisis Center, had the privilege of participating in the Adventure program facilitated by Just Elementary in Tampa.  The program is for kids that require extra schooling before the next school year or simply have nowhere to go during the summer. At the beginning of the program, many of the children had anger issues and acted out in class...(CONTINUE)


- More Good News! -

Tampa Business Leaders Meet to Learn About TransCare Opportunity  

Aug 2013 Newsletter Joe Part
Joe Part of Alltrust Insurance 

Joe Part and Alltrust Insurance hosted business leaders from around the Tampa Bay area at Ocean Prime in Tampa on July 30th for an outstanding lunch to learn about a new and unique marketing opportunity with the Crisis Center's  TransCare Medical Transportation Services.

Joe Part and Crisis Center Vice President of Development, Sandy McLaughlin, provided an overview of the new investment opportunity that will allow local businesses to sponsor TransCare vehicles.

Take a Tour of The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay!


Aug NL 2013 Tour Photo
Attendees & Staff at a Recent Tour
Interested in learning more about the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay? If you've never visited the Crisis Center, we'd like to invite you on a Together We Do tour! This is a great opportunity to learn more about how your support of the Crisis Center is impacting our community. 

You'll hear stories of how people have experienced help, hope and healing first hand by visiting the 2-1-1 call center, Corbett Trauma Center, TransCare Medical Transportation and additional service areas. The tour includes a light lunch and lasts exactly 60 minutes. The September tours will be from Noon-1pm on Tuesday, September 3rd and Thursday, September 17th. To register visit:    http://www.crisiscenter.com/take-a-tour.aspx     


Coming Up...

QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Intervention

Tues, Aug 20 (1pm to 3pm)

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.  

To register visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7596237551/eorg 


Empowerment through Movement #1: Art of Dance  

Sat, Aug 31 (10am to 12:30pm)  

This series of workshops will be led by The Creative Movement Company to use the art of movement to provide a creative and self-expressive outlet for survivors of abuse. These workshops encourage participants to move freely through improvisation and creative movement methods, uniting mind and body in a positive and lighthearted manner.  This program does not require any dance training or experience. It is designed for those willing to explore movement and other art forms in a safe and supportive environment. Participants should come dressed in clothes they can comfortably move in. This workshop is created for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and abuse to provide information and encouragement for developing a healthier image of our bodies.

To register visit: http://empowermovement1-eorg.eventbrite.com/ 



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