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A Gift of $20 to the Crisis Center Provides: 
25 items to help restock the Crisis Center food pantry. 

A Gift of $300 to the Crisis Center Provides:
Three trauma therapy sessions for a child.

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

From Empowerment to Justice 
By David Braughton, President & CEO

Few topics elicit such a range of emotion or so much confusion as rape.  Yet, if you are a women there is a 1 in 5 chance that you are a survivor.  And, if you aren't, then it's almost certain you know someone who is. We see over 300 sexual assault survivors each year at the Crisis Center....(READ MORE)

Turning Tampa Bay Teal with Take Back the Night!


Presented by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay in collaboration with the Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay
, Take Back the Night is a free, open to the public, interactive event that creates awareness, empowers survivors, and educates the community about sexual violence....(READ MORE)
 

Transforming Victims into Survivors


Years ago, rape victims in Hillsborough County had a very different experience after their assault than they do today.  They would be escorted by police thro
ugh a crowded
Crisis Center Advocates help survivors
find the help they need.
emergency room where they often waited for hours. Their wrist band said "Sexual Assault Exam".  When they were finally seen, the forensic exam was often interrupted by a "real emergency", after which the exam would have to be restarted. The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay changed all that....(READ MORE)
 
KidsatTheCrisisCenter- MORE GOOD NEWS! -

In Her Own Words - Resa's Story
Resa at Voices of Strength

Throughout my life I was involved in abusive relationships where I was sexually assaulted multiple times. I still remember the first time I was sexually assaulted in a relationship. I was extremely young and walked away feeling worthless. I felt the entire thing was my fault. The man who had committed this horrific crime broke me down until there was practically nothing left of me...
.(READ MORE)
Give Day Tampa Bay: Make a Local Impact
 
On Tuesday, May 6th, people from the Tampa Bay area will rally to support local non-profit organizations during Give Day Tampa Bay. The Crisis Center is partnering with area non-profits and
community members to raise funds for local needs.  Coordinated by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Florida NEXT Foundation, local nonprofits and donors from every neighborhood in our community will come together to raise significant funds for local needs-all on a single day... (READ MORE)
Fashion & Fundraising at Couture Boutique
Deb McLean & Carolyn Lawson at Couture

Catherine Ansel, owner of Couture Boutique in Westchase, hosted a night of fun, friendship and fashion in honor of her store's 10 year anniversary.  Over 40 guests, including many Women in Action members, stopped in to sip champagne and shop at the designer resale boutique. A portion of the night's proceeds benefited the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay...
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livingHR Open House & Fundraiser

David Braughton, Keri Higgins-Bigelow
and Larry Higgins
As a Crisis Center Corporate Partner, livingHR showed their commitment to the Crisis Center at this event.  livingHR President, Keri Higgins-Bigelow, invited David Braughton to speak about the Crisis Center's mission and vision.  A chance drawing, benefiting the Crisis Center, offered guests an opportunity to win an iPad mini, Fit2Run gift cards and a beautiful Tory Burch handbag.  Larry Higgins, with Rooms to Go and also Keri's father, presented the Crisis Center with a $5,000 contribution.... (READ MORE)
Cup of Compassion Thank You Event

Table Captains & Sponsors at Donatello
This year's Cup of Compassion breakfast was a tremendous success. Over $350,000 was raised and the Sustainer Society welcomed 18 new members. For the past eleven years, table captains have ensured the Cup of Compassion's success by filling the room with compassionate, generous people. Sponsors contribute to the financial goal and show their support by attending and inviting others. On April 17th, we had the opportunity to recognize our wonderful table captains and sponsors. Thank you, Gino and Donatello restaurant, for hosting the past three year's receptions in honor of these generous and dedicated individuals and organizations.
  
Events- UPCOMING EVENTS -

Coming Up...
   

Hope Starts With Us Tours 

Tuesday, May 13th (12pm-1pm)
Thursday, May 29th (12pm-1pm)

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, One Crisis Center Plaza, Tampa, FL 33613

 

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay offers tours 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  

 

     

Take Back the Night

Sunday, April 27th 4pm-9pm

Curtis Hixon Park - Downtown Tampa

 

Take Back the Night is an interactive event that creates awareness, empowers survivors, and educates the community about sexual violence. Together we empower survivors, celebrate freedom and embrace resiliency.

Survivors of rape, incest, domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking are all invited to share their journeys of help, hope and healing. Raise your voice and share your empowerment!

 

For more information, Click HERE 

  
 
Have you considered leaving the Crisis Center in your estate plans?
Click here to learn more about the Crisis Center's Legacy Society.
 
 
   
 
To check out photos from previous events, be sure to visit the Crisis Center  
Facebook page or our Help, Hope, Healing Blog.
 
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
One Crisis Center Plaza
Tampa, Florida 33613
813.964.1964 
 

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