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 Source of Light in the Darkest Hours  
By Tim Traud, Board Chair 

I'm sure you were as shocked as I was the evening of August 11th when the news broke about Robin Williams' suicide.  Robin's quick wit and vibrant personality kept us laughing for over 30 years.  On the surface, the irony of America's "class clown" taking his own life was difficult to comprehend... (READ MORE)

Terry Cradick - A True Friend of the Crisis Center

Terry encourages friends and family to also get involved with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. When asked how the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay helps people, Terry says: "The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is a resource for the community. You can call 2-1-1 and talk to someone who can help you find a solution to your problem. We provide 2-1-1 cards to our employees and we know some of them have turned to the Crisis Center for help."....  (READ MORE) 

2-1-1 Helps Will to Rediscover His Strength

It was the middle of the night when "the ring" went off in 2-1-1, a unique telephone ring that lets everyone in 2-1-1 know the person calling has indicated they are having thoughts of suicide.  Ashley, a 2-1-1 intervention specialist, answered the call and talked with Will, a young man who was battling severe depression....  (READ MORE)
KidsatTheCrisisCenter- MORE GOOD NEWS! -

Discovering Resilience & Empowerment at World Suicide Prevention Day

Learning stress reduction through artistic expression at World Suicide Prevention Day

Efforts to prevent suicide have been celebrated on World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10th - each year since 2003. Over sixty people attended the 2014 Tampa Bay event  that was organized by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Suicide Prevention Task Force, and was sponsored by the Suncoast Yellow Ribbon Project.
Ella Bing: Committed to Suicide Prevention

Ella Bing is a Tampa Bay based company founded by the Kraus family as a tribute to their son and brother, Matthew.  Matthew's fashion trademark was his assortment of bowties. After his death in 2010, his brother, mother and father started to create hand-made bowties which they sell through their website:

Because the Kraus family is passionate about suicide prevention, Ella Bing donates 10% of their revenues to the Crisis Center  of Tampa Bay. The company has recently expanded their product line to include traditional neckties, belts, and additional fashion accessories.


Coming Up...

Hope Starts With Us Tours 

Tuesday, September 23rd (12pm-1pm)
Thursday, October 2nd (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  



Teen Empowerment Services: First Meeting and Workshop
Thursday, October 16th
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, One Crisis Center Plaza, Tampa, FL 33613

The purpose of Teen Empowerment Services is to provide healing experiences and opportunities that support survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, abuse, incest, human trafficking.

For more information and to register, 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  
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Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
One Crisis Center Plaza
Tampa, Florida 33613

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