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A Gift of $300 to the Crisis Center Provides:
3 workshops in Empowerment Services for Sexual Assault Survivors

A Gift of $1,000 to the Crisis Center Provides:
Six trauma therapy sessions for a child and three for a parent.

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.
Dear Friend of The Crisis Center,

Each month the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay impacts the lives of thousands of women in our community.

In this issue you will learn how the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is helping women of all back
Women Join in Song at a Voices of Strength Event
grounds through numerous service areas and programs. You'll read about Melissa, Janis & Katie, who in their darkest hour turned to the crisis center
and found a listening ear and compassionate voice.

We deeply appreciate the support of the donors and volunteers that make it possible for the Crisis Center to help women, men and children in our community find help, hope and healing. Thank You!
Impacting the Lives of Women at the Crisis Center
By Sunny Hall, Vice President, Client Services

I think one of the greatest advancements in civilization is the invention of GPS that I can hold in my hand. I'm blown away by the fact that my phone tells me exactly where I am on the planet and how long it will take me to get to... (CONTINUE) 

By the Numbers....   

  • Over 3 years, 100% of participants in the Sexual Assault program at the Crisis Center reported that they had been helped
  • Over 3 years, 89% of families receiving case management services in Family Stabilization remained in their own home after six months
  • TransCare provided medical transportation to 28,765 people last year
  • 2-1-1 answers 30-50 suicide calls each week

Melissa's Abuse is Over

Melissa grew up in a close, middle class Tampa family as the youngest sibling.  She was an honors high school graduate and went to college on a scholarship to be an English teacher. In her junior year she met the "love of her life," became pregnant, quickly married, and

Janis Finds Her Voice

On the surface, everything seemed to be going according to plan for 23-year-old Janis. Her dream of attending college was becoming a reality.  However, Janis had a secret that was slowly destroying everything she had worked so hard to accomplish... (CONTINUE)

In Her Own Words: Katie's Story


After I was sexually assaulted, I lived my life in fear and in shame. I blamed myself for what had happened to me. I felt damaged and had lost all hope for a bright future. I was alone, falling down a dark hole I didn't think I would ever come out of...(CONTINUE) 


- More Good News! -

Cause to Fund Works with Crisis Center to Fund Child Trauma Counseling   


Great news! From October 1 to November 21st, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is being featured on the Cause to Fund website. Cause to Fund is a Tampa Bay based crowdfunding website that helps raise funds for local non-profit...(CONTINUE)

Your Old Cell Phone or Tablet Can Help a Family   


Do you have an old cell phone or tablet sitting in a drawer? You can donate it to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. The Crisis Center's Family Stabilization program works with the Shelter Alliance's recycling program. The funds generated help keep the pantry stocked and pay for...(CONTINUE)

Coming Up...

Together We Do Tour     

Thursday, October 17th (12pm-1pm)


The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay offers tours twice a month for people to learn more about the services we provide to the Tampa Bay community. See firsthand the difference we are making. Join us for a one-hour lunch and tour where you will meet with our President and CEO, along with a board member, key staff and other interested community members.     

For more information and to register, click HERE 


4th Annual Voices of Strength: A Night of Expression    

Sat, Nov. 16, 2013 (4PM to 7PM)

Carrollwood Cultural Center 


Voices of Strength:Night of Expression is an annual event presented by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay in collaboration with the Sexual Violence Task Force and hosted by the Carrollwood Cultural Center, dedicated to empowering survivors through a creative lens. At Voices of Strength, survivors have the opportunity to express themselves through poetry, art, music, dance, comedy, and writings about the journey of recovery from sexual violence and the transformation into empowerment.   

For more information and to register, click HERE
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To check out photos from previous events, be sure to visit the Crisis Center  
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