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

A Gift of $330 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.

Crisis Center Mission: 
Our purpose at the Crisis Center is to ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone.

Crisis Center Vision: 
At the Crisis Center we seek to be that extra- ordinary place where all people find help, hope and healing to make tomorrow better.

Crisis Center Values: 
Physical and Psychological Safety, Collaboration, Resourcefulness, Accountability and Empowerment. 
My First Cup of Compassion
By Christopher S.D. Rogers, Board of Directors Member 

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the 12th Annual Cup of Compassion Breakfast where members of the Greater Tampa Bay area came together to support the work of the Crisis Center. Howard Schultz once noted that he "was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community." I think everyone in attendance left this simple breakfast moved and proud that their support is helping the Crisis Center ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone! I am delighted that my company, SYKES, chose to be one of multiple breakfast sponsors.

Underscoring the Crisis Center's essential mission to bring help, hope, and healing to people facing serious life challenges were two powerful stories by speakers Sherri and Geanne. Asking for help is hard, and when you do, it is imperative that those you talk to be caring, knowledgeable, trained, and equipped to support....


Chief Jane Castor Delivers Cup of Compassion Keynote

When Tampa's Chief of Police has something to say, people listen. Jane Castor has built a reputation for working side by side with citizens, neighborhood leaders, activists and business owners to solve crime problems and improve our community.

Chief Castor's speech to over 400 community leaders at the Cup of Compassion breakfast was a candid account of some of the crisis and tragedy she had experienced in over 30 years of service as a police officer.

Sherri's "Front Line Warrior Angel"

A little over a year ago you wouldn't have recognized Sherri. She was in a profound state of sadness. Her hair had not been combed; her teeth had not been brushed; she couldn't
Sherri and Allen
sleep; and she cried all the time.  

Months earlier, Sherri had been a happily married, stay-at-home mom raising her 13 year old son, Allen. She thought her marriage was built on love and mutual respect, until she discovered her husband had a second life....(READ MORE)
KidsatTheCrisisCenter- MORE GOOD NEWS! -

A Safe Place for Sexual Assault Survivors

Crisis Center SAS Advocates
Rape is one of the most personally devastating crimes a person can experience. The victim's sense of safety, privacy, and well-being has been violated, often by a friend or family member.

Sexual assault victims need people they can trust to help them through their most difficult time. This is the role of Sexual Assault Services (SAS) at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

SAS is the compassionate alternative to a busy hospital emergency room where rape is not a "medical emergency". In our community, sexual assault survivors come to the Crisis Center. They enter through a private door and are greeted by a caring and compassionate nurse examiner and advocate...(READ MORE)

Breaking the Silence at Robinson High

Representatives from the Crisis Center at Robinson High
The Ray Rice video and other recent news stories have shed light on domestic violence. When a group of Robinson High School students learned that every 9 minutes, someone in the U.S. becomes a victim of domestic violence, they made a commitment to raise awareness about domestic violence.

The students worked with teachers and coaches to create a special event, "Breaking the Silence", that shined a light on the "every 9 minutes" statistic. At a recent Friday night boys' basketball game, Robinson students, teachers, and parents wore purple shirts to support survivors of domestic violence and kept silent until the 9th point. When the 9th point was scored, they broke the silence with cheers and applause...READ MORE

Take Back the Night: Save The Date!

Take Back the Night 2015 will be at Curtis Hixon Park on Sunday, April 26th, 2015. This interactive event creates awareness, empowers survivors, and educates the community about sexual violence. The event begins at 4pm with a music festival and resource fair and culminates in the evening with an empowerment march, candlelight vigil, & survivor speak-out. Be certain to Save the Date and spread the word!

Coming Up...

Share Your Heart Tours 

Tuesday, March 3rd (12pm-1pm)
Thursday, March 19th (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 area. 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  



Empowerment Workshop: Meditation & Acupuncture For Healing
Saturday, March 7, 2015
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, One Crisis Center Plaza, Tampa, FL 33613

Come enjoy a relaxing meditation with auricular acupuncture (ear seeds) and essential oil aromatherapy! Essential oils will be diffused into the room to enhance relaxation and help with the healing process. This meditation time will help
calm the mind and relax the body.

For more information and to register, click  HERE