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211 Tampa Bay Crisis Center

Since 1972, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay has been committed to bringing help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges. What we do and how we do it has changed dramatically over the years—and it will continue to evolve—but there is one thing that has never changed: the extraordinary dedication of Crisis Center volunteers, donors, and staff.

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Crisis, Tampa Bay, Suicide

Hillsborough County Mentor Program

Welcome to the foundation of Mentors for Hillsborough County Veterans (MHCV). We are veterans who are dedicated to the men and women in Tampa Bay's Veterans Treatment Court (VTC).
Why We Do What We Do: 
Driven by the U.S. military values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and moral courage, the volunteer mentors are Tampa Bay’s unsung heroes whose daily actions positively impact the well being of its local veterans and our community. They continue to pay it forward without any expectation of compensation or recognition. In fact, their “reward” is in the grateful acknowledgment from those veterans and their families and their well-being. The volunteer veteran mentors are the “quiet warriors” who will not rest until every veteran in trouble with the law is provided the needed resources to get well again and successfully reintegrate into our community.

Veteran, Hillsborough, Tampa Bay

The Epidemic within the Pandemic- Opioid Crisis Tampa Bay

Opioid-related deaths would rank 9th among leading causes of death tracked by the CDC if reported separately from the category “unintentional injury” ix . The Tampa Bay Region fares worse than Florida and the United States when it comes to the rate of fatal opioid overdoses. Other key points include:

• 77% of all fatal overdoses involve opioids in the Tampa Bay Region. This is on par with national (70%) and state (77%) trendsx .

• Opioids overdoses are one of the few overdoses that are quickly reversible and need not be fatal. • While suspected non-fatal, non-opioid overdoses continue to drop in the Tampa Bay region from 5,883 in 2016 to 5,057 in 2019, nonfatal opioid overdoses have spiked from 3,039 in 2016 to 4,514 in 2019xi .

• In our region, someone visits an Emergency Department for a non-fatal opioid overdose every 2 hours and 15 minutesxii.

• In the Tampa Bay region, the opioid epidemic resulted in 33,288 - 35,201 fewer workers participating in the regional economy in 2015 and cost the region between $25.1 billion and $26.5 billion in economic outputxiii.

• Fatal overdoses in Florida have had an actual increase of 43% and a projected increase of 59% since the COVID-19 Pandemic beganxiv.

• In recent years, the increase in rates of fatal opioid overdoses of Black non-Hispanic and Hispanic Floridians, respectively, have outpaced the rate of increase in fatal opioid overdoses of White nonHispanic Floridians. Recent reports issued by the CDC mirror these findings but on the national level xv.

• The opioid epidemic in the US exceeded $1 trillion in costs between 2001 and 2016xvi.

All Drugs, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Data

A Journey to Healing Hearts- Tampa Bay

This is a support group for those who know the feeling of devastation at the loss of a loved one or friend to a drug related incident. This is an open support group that meets monthly so family members or friends can provide bereavement support to each other.

Support Group, Tampa Bay

FL Families Baker Act

The Baker Act encourages the voluntary admission of persons for psychiatriccare, but only when they are able to understand the decision and its consequences and are able to fully exercise their rights for themselves. When this is not possible due to the severity of the person’s condition, the law requires that the person be extended the due process rights assured under the involuntary provisions of the Baker Act. Florida citizens who might harm themselves or others may be held involuntarily for assessment up to 72 hours. The statute for mental illness is called a Baker Act.  Background      FORMS

Crisis, Baker Act, Florida, Tampa Bay

Real Recovery Community and Environment

Our mission is to provide a safe and stable recovery environment with strong community support system to help men to successfully transition in the real world.
We provide our residents with the opportunity to create a solid foundation for their recovery. Our program provides the accountability and community support that is essential for long term sobriety.

Transitional Housing, Community Living, Tampa Bay
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