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.

Through a Child's Eyes
By Gary Weisman, Board Chair 

The honesty and spirit of a child is often the brightest light in the room.  Our community has always placed the safety, security, education, and happiness of children high atop its list of values and priorities.  At the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, we deliver on that promise by bringing help, hope and healing to children...  (READ MORE)


Isabel: Bravery in the Face of Betrayal

Isabel was only 8 years old when her family's long-time friend "Uncle" Javier moved into their home. He was no stranger to the family or to young Isabel. The family knew and trusted him, and had no concerns having him under their roof.  It wasn't long before things changed....  

Local School turns to the Crisis Center for Help

Students from
RCMA Leadership Academy
The school found that some of the kids and parents were having difficulty communicating with one another and this was contributing to family conflict, increased stress, and academic and behavioral problems....  (READ MORE)
KidsatTheCrisisCenter- MORE GOOD NEWS! -

Keeping up with Fred and Laura Lay

Fed & Laura Lay
and their daughter, Daisy
When it comes to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Fred and Laura are "all in" with their time, talent and treasure. Fred serves as a member of the Crisis Center's board of directors and Laura is a member of Women in Action.  They are also Crisis Center "ambassadors" by hosting a table - or two!  - each year at the Cup of Compassion breakfast and encouraging people to tour and get involved with the center.


Holiday Giving Program Opportunity

Preparing Gifts During Last Year's
 Holiday Giving Program

The Crisis Center is already working on the Holiday Giving Program! Hundreds of toys, clothes, blankets, and other items are distributed to low-income families each year. We are looking for donations of grocery, gas, and restaurant gift cards along with bus passes.  You and your company can make a big impact this holiday season by helping to meet some of these needs!  To learn more, please contact Lezlie Garcia at (813) 969-4996 or
Florida Veterans Outreach Program Launching October 27th
Answering Calls at the Crisis Center

On Monday, October 27th the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay will be launching a new program for veterans who are in need of help and services. The Florida Veterans Outreach Program is designed to assist veterans in a 5-county area (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk and Manatee) in the adjustment from military to civilian life. Veterans who call 1-844-MYFLVET (693-5838) will speak to a fellow veteran who will provide emotional support and referral to VA- funded programs and community- based services...


Coming Up...

Hope Starts With Us Tours 

Thursday, October 30th (12pm-1pm)
Tuesday, November 11th (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 a board member, key staff and other interested community members.     


For more information and to register, click HERE  



Third Saturday of Each Month (Next Class: Saturday, November 15th)
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, One Crisis Center Plaza, Tampa, FL 33613

This survivor inspired workshop is an opportunity for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and human trafficking to come together in a supportive, trauma informed environment.

For more information and to register, contact Bonnie Bush at or 813-969-4942 

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

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