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: 
To ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone.

Crisis Center Vision: 
Our vision is to be that extraordinary place where all people find help, hope and healing to make tomorrow better.

A Letter From Our New President & CEO

Clara Reynolds
President & CEO
Hello to our supporters and friends of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay!

My name is Clara Reynolds, and it is an honor to introduce myself to you as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.  I am proud to have the privilege of leading this amazing organization.  In my new role as CEO, I look forward to working with each of you and our dedicated staff to increase the number of people we serve, grow the number of volunteers who help the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay provide its services and to raise the funds and awareness needed to ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone.

I am a native of Tampa and a product of Hillsborough County Public Schools.  Like many people, I experienced a devastating loss during my high school years. Through my personal crisis, I found a passion for working with traumatized children which led me to pursue a Masters of Social Work degree from Florida State University.  Over the past 21 years, I have worked in Hillsborough County as a child protective investigation's intern, a school social worker, and as the founder and executive director of Success 4 Kids & Families. I intend to use my experience and skills to help the Crisis Center continue to thrive and expand its remarkable services and programs...


Chris Finds Hope Through
the Florida Veterans Support Line

Chris hit the "send" icon on his phone, exhaled deeply as the line rang, and then heard a voice..."Thank you for calling the Florida Veterans Support Line. You're talking with a veteran. How can I help you?"

Chris began his conversation with Jamie, a Veteran Specific Intervention Specialist at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. He told Jamie he had served in Vietnam and that he needed financial assistance because he was out of work as part of the Family Medical Leave Act. Jamie asked specific questions about the areas where Chris was struggling and how he was coping.  Through this conversation, Jamie learned that Chris needed help with his bills, food pantry items, and job search assistance. Chris was provided with multiple resources to assist with his needs and was referred to Care Coordination services for follow-up contact.
KidsatTheCrisisCenter- MORE GOOD NEWS! -

Crisis Center Nurse Examiner Honored by Hillsborough Sheriff's Office

Mollie-Rae Jerman
Mollie-Rae Jerman with
members of the SAS Team. 
has worked as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner at the Crisis Center for 16 years. During her tenure, she has performed over 3,000 forensic exams. She treats each survivor with care and dignity; patiently communicating the next step of the exam process so they understand what will be taking place.

Her dedication to helping survivors of sexual assault has not gone unnoticed. On June 17th, Mollie-Rae attended a ceremony at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office where she received a Citizen's Awards recognizing her years of service helping both sexual assault survivors and local law enforcement....(READ MORE)


Florida Attorney General's Office Allocates Funds to the Crisis Center

Florida Attorney General, Pam Bondi with the Crisis Center's Clara Reynolds and Sandy McLaughlin
As part of a multi-million dollar settlement with Chase Bank, many Florida nonprofits will receive funds from the Florida Office of the Attorney General to be used for financial literacy education, programs related to assisting Floridians with managing debt, and veteran's services.

Some of these funds will be allocated to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, where the money will be used  to support vital programs within the Family Stabilization department.

Financial crisis can affect anyone at any time, and can have extremely stressful and debilitating effects on people's lives.  Family Stabilization provides working families who are experiencing a financial crisis with resources such as financial education and financial support to meet their basic needs, so they can get back on their feet.

The funds from this settlement provide much needed resources to Family Stabilization and help the Crisis Center achieve its mission of ensuring that no one in our community has to face crisis alone. 

Crisis Center Launches New & Improved Website

Be certain to check out the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay's new website at! We've worked with local ad agency Dunn&Co to design a website that provides comprehensive information pertaining to all of the Crisis Center's services. The site is easier to navigate and is now "mobile optimized" to make it more friendly for people using phones and tablets.

You can also keep up to date with what's happening at the Crisis Center through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Crisis Center Blog!  
Events- Save the Date for the Following Events! -

Business Connections
Tuesday, August 11th
The Vault
611 North Franklin Street
Downtown Tampa

This is a FREE networking event for business professionals. Join us for a night of drinks, food and prizes, and the opportunity to make some new connections! To register, click HERE.

Metal Meets Merlot
Thursday, August 6th
Rustic Steel Creations
3919 North Highland Ave in Tampa

Enjoy great food and
fine wine at this special event hosted by Corks 4 a Cause. Rustic Steel Creations is opening their workspace for the evening so people can go behind the scenes and see where their artistic creations come to life! Tickets are $50 for a one and $80 for two. Proceeds benefit the Crisis Center! To register, click HERE.

Tastings at The Olive Tree
Thursday, August 20

10115 Montague Street in Tampa

Fresh olive oil and vinegar tastings paired with the perfect hors d'oeuvres and wines.  The Olive Tree imports gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the globe and is hosting this free event to raise
awareness and for the Crisis Center. A portion of the evening's sales will be donated to the Crisis Center. 

Beer & Bow Ties
Wednesday, September 2nd

Coppertail Brewing Company
2601 E 2nd Ave, Tampa, Florida 33605

Beer & Bow Ties was created by a group of community volunteers who have
teamed with Coppertail Brewery to bring this unique fundraiser to Ybor City. All proceeds will go directly to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, specifically benefiting Suicide Prevention and Awareness. Be certain to be there Wednesday September 2 for a fun-filled evening! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased HERE.