Happy Holidays from the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay!
A Gift of $20 to the Crisis Center Provides: 
25 items to help restock the Crisis Center food pantry. 

A Gift of $100 to the Crisis Center Provides:
4-hours in a healing workshop for a sexual assault survivor.

A Gift of $330 to the Crisis Center Provides:
Three trauma therapy sessions for a child.  

Crisis Center Mission: 
Our purpose at the Crisis Center is to ensure that no one has to go through crisis alone.

Help, Hope, and Healing During the Holidays
By Tanya Hillary, Board of Directors Vice Chairperson 

The holidays can be a wonderful time of the year. Many people experience the "holiday paradox" where time seems to whiz by but in retrospect slows down because of the beautiful memories being made during the holiday season. This is the time of year when we count our blessings and reflect on our lives. We're also asking ourselves "is it possible to attend 3 holiday parties in one night?" 


Making the Season a Little Merrier

Preparing to distribute gifts to families.
This holiday season, the Crisis Center partnered with 13 businesses and organizations to make holiday wishes come true for 415 kids and adults! 600 gifts were collected and will be distributed this week to those struggling financially...(READ MORE)

A Friendly Reminder

December 31st is just a few days away! You still have time to make a donation in 2014 that you can claim on your taxes.

To make an online donation to the Crisis Center, click HERE.

If you'd like to mail a check, please send it to:

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay 
One Crisis Center Plaza 
Tampa, FL 33613 
KidsatTheCrisisCenter- MORE GOOD NEWS! -

A New Home for the Holidays: Karen's Story

Karen's decision was difficult, but she had to keep her children safe. After years of abuse, she filed a police report and had her abusive husband removed from the apartment where they lived with their 3 young children.

It was the right thing to do, but suddenly she was a single mom with only one income and many unforeseen expenses. 

Mary Jane and Buck Jones: A Tradition of Giving 

A couple years ago, Mary Jane was introduced to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay by members of the Crisis Center's Women In Action group. She attended a Women In Action meeting and soon became a member. When the Crisis Center launched the Legacy Society, she and Buck made a commitment to include the Crisis Center in their estate plans. Mary Jane explains why she supports the Crisis Center.

"The Crisis Center provides help to all generations. They make daily telephone reassurance phone calls to elderly individuals, and kids and their caretakers can go there for counseling when they've experienced a traumatic event." 

Standing Ready this Holiday Season Crisis Center External
It's "business as usual" at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Because crisis never takes a holiday, counselors, crisis specialists, case managers, nurse practitioners and advocates are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and that includes the December holidays.  We hope you and your loved ones remain safe this Holiday Season, but should something happen, know that we are here, ready to provide help, hope and healing to those that need it....(READ MORE)

What Tax Changes Mean for You in 2015

More than 40 tax provisions will change because of inflation rates in 2015. Here is a brief summary of the changes and how they may affect you. 
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Coming Up...

Hope Starts With Us Tours 

Tuesday, January 6th (12pm-1pm)
Thursday, January 15th (12pm-1pm)
Tuesday, January 27th (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  



Thursday, January 15th, 2015
6:30pm to 8:00pm
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 and secondary survivors.

For more information and to register, click HERE