Rosa Contreras

The Spring of Tampa Bay has been a leader in our community. We have been at the forefront of creating change and educating our community while protecting survivors of domestic violence. We won’t stop until the abuse stops.
Founded by four trailblazing women, The Spring began when one of the women opened a spare bedroom in her Tampa home as a safe haven for a friend who needed to escape an abusive relationship. Word quickly spread and more women came forward needing shelter. Soon this network of community members quickly outgrew their capacity to shelter the abused inside their own homes. And in 1984, our first shelter was built, with only four bedrooms. Today, The Spring has grown to be one of the largest domestic violence shelters in the state of Florida with 128-beds in our emergency shelter.

Look at how Spring has evolved over the last four decades.
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Interview with Rosa Contreras at Spring of Tampa Bay on May 3rd, 2022

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