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Provided news coverage of the Take Back the Night event April 2010


Abel's Community Services, Inc.

ACS Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)3, organization dedicated to positively supporting individuals throughout Tampa, FL. g individuals throughout Tampa, FL. Explore our Web site and see what ACS Inc. is all about. Whether it be volunteering with our F.A.M.E. Program, aiding in our Clean Slate Ex-Offender Program, attending our Kingian Nonviolence Training, or simply making a donation to help support our programs, we have many opportunities where you can help make a difference!

Are You Safe

"Are You Safe" is a non-profit Domestic Violence Organization based in Tampa, FL. Our passion is helping individuals in domestically violent situations.

A S K- Keys To Surviving & Healing Life's Challenges

A survivors keys to understanding and living with the many challenges that life can bring, from sexual and domestic violence, self destructive patterns, to coping with illness and disease of mind and body.

Bambu Energy

Standup Paddleboarding, Fitness, Marketing. The Bambu Energy Project is dedicated to helping those who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as helping people with addictions. We partner with substance abuse facilities, crisis centers, eating disorder facilities, group counseling, Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous meetings, and other organizations and individuals to offer therapeutic experiences as alternatives to substance abuse.


Bay Area Legal Services

We believe that access to justice is fundamental to strong, safe communities. Our lawyers, paralegals, and support staff are dedicated to providing free civil legal services to qualified and low-income residents and nonprofits throughout the Tampa Bay area. Last year, we helped and educated more than 19,000 individuals, families, and community groups.


Baylife Church

"We want to make a difference in your life so you can make a difference in the world."

Brothers Making a Difference

The mission of Brothers Making a Difference is to build a foundation in young boys to prepare them to be productive citizens that build strong families and stronger communities.


CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse)

CASA's mission is to raise our voices against violence through advocacy, empowerment, and social change. CASA's vision is a community without violence
so that home is a safe place.

The Centre for Women

The Helen Gordon Centre for Women is a nonprofit organization offering a diverse array of programs to help women in the Tampa Bay region to succeed both personally and professionally. Our programs and services encourage, educate and empower women.

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Children's Board of Hillsborough County

The Children's Board of Hillsborough County promotes the well-being of children and families by uniting community partners, investing in innovative opportunities, and leading the county in best practices -- so the whole community can realize its full potential.

Clearwater Area Task Force Against Human Trafficking

The mission of the task force is to identify and rescue victims, create a coordinated law enforcement system to investigate and prosecute these crimes, and to deliver social, legal and immigration services to human trafficking victims in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area.

The Task Force will serve as a mechanism for communication and strategic collaboration between law enforcement agencies and service providers; coordinate community resources; promote community awareness of the human trafficking; and train intermediary communities on human trafficking indicators and responses.


Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Bringing help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges or trauma resulting from sexual assault or abuse, violence, financial distress, medical emergency, suicidal thoughts, emotional or situational problems.

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Dawn Center: Domestic & Sexual Violence Shelter of Hernando County

To end the cycle of family violence, abuse and sexual assault...where home is a safe place.


Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Our mission is to create a violence free world by empowering women and children through the elimination of personal and institutional violence and oppression against all people. FCADV provides leadership, advocacy, education, training, technical assistance, public policy and development, and support to domestic violence center programs.


Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking

FCAHT, an International and Domestic Anti-Trafficking Agency, is a 501(c)(3) organization that has been helping victims of human trafficking since its creation in 2004.


Florida Council Against Sexual Violence

The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to victims and survivors of sexual violence and the sexual assault crisis programs who serve them.


Florida Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

Florida Guardian ad Litem

The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program will continue to be a powerful and effective voice advocating for the best interests of Florida’s abused, abandoned and neglected children and be recognized and respected as a partnership of community advocates and professional staff. To the fullest extent possible, this vision will be realized through volunteers who will advocate as Guardians ad Litem for the children they serve.


Gulfcoast Legal Services

Gulfcoast Legal Services is a regional non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, personal legal advocacy, counseling and education for vulnerable individuals and families.


Gracepoint Wellness

To provide individuals and families in our community with comprehensive behavioral health services so that they may experience optimal mental health such that they may lead contributory, purposeful lives.


Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County

The Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County is one of 31 coalitions throughout Florida. It is a community based, private, non-profit organization focused on improving the health and well being of pregnant women, their children and families.


Hillsborough County Sexual Abuse Intervention Network

SAIN is a collaboration of volunteer professionals working to reduce the incidence of sexual abuse in Hillsborough County, Florida through identifying, referring, supervising and treating children with sexual behavior problems.


I Know My Plan, Inc.

Safer, smarter living is the concept behind I Know My Plan, Inc. Personal safety strategies enhance well-being and help make informed decisions about personal safety. Defensive strategies are presented in classes that are age appropriate, comprehensive, and easy to learn. Nationally Certified Independent Instructors, Wendy Vasquez Ernest and Bill Pollock, teach the R.A.D. system of personal safety.

Metro Wellness

Established in 2993, Metro Wellness & Community Centers is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing quality health and wellness services that are inclusive, relevant, supportive and represent the lifetime continuum of the diverse people in our community.


Mary Lee's House

Mary Lee's House is a community collaboration committed to protecting, respecting, and healing the children of abuse and neglect who pass through our doors.


Monique Burr Foundation for Children

Our mission is to give hope in the lives of children by providing training and education to prevent and reduce the rate of abuse among children throughout Northeast Florida and the Tampa region.


PACE Center for Girls

At PACE Center for Girls, we have developed a nationally recognized, research-based non-residential program model that features a balanced emphasis on academics and social services, with a focus on the future for middle and high-school aged girls and young women.


Redefining Refuge

Our non-profit organization is dedicated to fighting for women and children who have been victims of the depraved injustice of sexual abuse, with a prevailing emphasis on the abolition of the domestic sex trafficking of minors. Through strong community alliances and public awareness education, we will strive to replace devastation with restoration, oppression with freedom, and despair with great hopefulness. For us, this means far more than assisting with the provision of fundamental needs, but rather equipping and empowering these individuals to build strong foundations for their futures by creating real and lasting change.

Selah Freedom

Selah Freedom actively confronts the issue of sex trafficking and is being upheld as the statewide model for how to effectively bring solutions to survivors of sex trafficking & exploitation. Selah is a Hebrew word which means to pause, rest, and reflect. We give survivors a chance to do just that. Women in our programs have an opportunity to dream again; to discover who it is they were created to be.


SOAR: Speaking Out About Rape

SOAR® runs national awareness, education and prevention programs to empower survivors of sexual violence and transform the public’s understanding and acceptance of rape victims.


SPARCC (Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center)

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc. (SPARCC) was formed as a non-profit agency in 1979. SPARCC is the only state-certified center for domestic violence and sexual assault services for Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. All of SPARCCâ??s services are free and confidential. In addition to serving victims, SPARCC is actively engaged in promoting social change through community awareness and education, in an effort to prevent such violence in the future.  SPARCC serves its clients through an Outreach Center in downtown Sarasota, satellite offices in south Sarasota and DeSoto Counties, a shelter operating 24 hours a day/365 days a year and at the local courthouses.


The Spring of Tampa Bay

Prevent domestic violence. Protect victims. Promote Change in lives, families and communities.

The Spring aims to be the premier provider of domestic violence services and a positive force for social change, creating a 'zero tolerance' attitude toward domestic violence in Hillsborough County.


Suncoast Center, Inc.

Suncoast Center is Pinellas County's only certified rape crisis treatment center.

We provide counseling, therapy, and support to children and adult survivors of sexual abuse and trauma, and their families.


Sunrise of Pasco County, Inc.

Sunrise of Pasco County, Inc. (Sunrise) is a full-service domestic violence and sexual
assault center providing a safe place for victims to heal and to plan their future.
Established in 1982, our private, non-profit organization provides a wide range of
services to help victims and their children survive the aftermath of abuse and to move
towards safe and enriching lives.


United Way Suncoast

For more than 80 years, United Way has helped millions of deserving people and has been the charitable partner for hundreds of Bay Area agencies, businesses and civic organizations. During nearly nine decades of service, United Way has invested millions of dollars that directly and indirectly touch nearly every man, woman and child in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.
The New United Way is focusing on a community impact agenda that works to enhance the building blocks for a good life.


University of Tampa

UT offers more than 200 academic programs taught by a faculty as passionate about students’ success as they are about their areas of expertise.


University of South Florida Center for Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention

Empowering survivors of crime, violence or abuse and preventing victimization by promoting the restoration of decision making and control to survivors, by advocating for their rights and honoring their experiences, and through education and collaboration, fostering a safe university community that respects the rights and dignity of all.

Visions of Hope International

Visions of Hope International is a transitional domestic violence agency that educates, inspires and motivates individuals who have been affected by physical, emotional, verbal abuse and bullying. Through our programs and affiliate partners, we assist individuals in gaining their independence, rebuilding their lives and their self-worth.


WFLA TV Channel 8

Keith Cate spoke at Take Back the Night April 2010. WFLA TV Channel 8 also provided news coverage of the Take Back the Night event.