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

A Gift of $500 to the Crisis Center:
Helps an entire family with rent & utilities for one month.

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.   
Another New Year is Upon Us!

Clara Reynolds
President & CEO
I must admit, I'm struggling to believe that 2016 is actually here.  It feels like only yesterday I was celebrating Gasparilla 2015, getting ready for Rays' Spring Training and taking pictures of my son, Corey, starting his first day in 7th grade.  

My point is that time flies and if we aren't careful, time can quickly get away from us.  Yet, that's the great thing about starting a new year. The change in date forces us to realize that time is precious, and we need to take advantage of this valuable commodity.  At the start of a new year, I think it is important for both individuals and organizations to pause and take a look at where we are and where we would like to be. 
Witnessing Abuse: Amber's Story

Amber is only 5 years old, but she's already suffered a lifetime of pain and trauma.  Her mother was using drugs and in an on-again, off-again relationship with a man who was also drug addicted and had a hair-trigger temper. Amber was spared the abuse, but she often witnessed her mom being screamed at, hit and threatened by the boyfriend.

Fortunately, Amber's compassionate Aunt Michelle stepped in to take care of her. Michelle was appointed her guardian and after just a few weeks Amber was starting to feel more secure. However, Michelle noticed that she was still having problems adjusting and feeling safe.  Amber would often mention the abuse she witnessed and she had nightmares almost every night.  Michelle knew that Amber needed additional support, so she reached out to Corbett Trauma Center for trauma counseling.

KidsatTheCrisisCenter- MORE GOOD NEWS! -

Care Coordination and Suicide Prevention

Crisis Center Care Coordinators
Each week, crisis specialists in the 2-1-1 contact center answer more than 50 calls from people who are contemplating taking their own lives. The specialist listens carefully to the caller and asks probing questions to determine the best way to help. Specialists use their training to de-escalate agitated callers and to develop a basic safety plan to avoid a future emotional crisis.

There is often a long and complicated set of circumstances that bring a person to the point where they are having suicidal thoughts. Preventing a suicide in the moment is the highest priority but the Crisis Center recognizes the need to find long-term solutions as well. This is the reason for the Care Coordination program at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.
Become a Circle of Caring Member!

Circle of Caring is an easy way for anyone to provide ongoing support to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Circle of Caring members agree to make a monthly donation that helps ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone. For as little as $5 per month, you can become a member and receive recognition on the Crisis Center's website and donor recognition walls. To learn more, click HERE.

Estate Planning: Top 10 New Year's Resolutions

A new year is here, which has many of us making resolutions to improve our overall health. Maintaining a healthy estate plan can help ensure the well-being of your loved ones. Consider setting these resolutions for your estate.

1.Meet with an attorney to map out a plan for your estate.

2.Create or update your last will and testament to ensure that your estate is distributed the way you want.

3.Meet with a financial advisor to determine how much to save for retirement.
Events- Take a Tour of the Crisis Center! -

Share Your Heart Tours
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Listen to stories about the people we help. See the facilities where we offer healing to clients. Hear about the urgent needs of the families we serve. Find ways to join us in making a difference in our community.

To learn more and register click HERE  
EventsThank you to these Crisis Center Corporate Partners!