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July 24, 2018

The Sanctuary Center to host open house this weekend

The new non-profit provides mental health services, education and other resources to members and specializes in victims of trauma and the LGBT+ community.

TAMPA, Fla. – A new non-profit organization is opening its doors to the Tampa Bay area. The Sanctuary Center is a membership-based community center serving as a trauma-sensitive LGBTQIAK+ “safe space” and resource hub.

The organization will help individuals find community resources during crisis situations, provide mental health and sex positive educational workshops and seminars, host recovery and trauma groups, and much more.

“Our main goal is to provide a safe space for individuals that might need specialized care based on their sexuality or trauma history,” said Dr. Patsy Evans, executive director of the Sanctuary Center. “We want people to be able to come together to heal and empower themselves through continued education and group events.”


WHAT: The open house will feature classes, raffles, snacks and a hands-on experience with the center.

WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: 505 East Jackson Street | Ste. 211 | Tampa, FL 33602

WHY: To build awareness, attract new members and raise funds


The Sanctuary Center is located conveniently in downtown Tampa and features a collaborative workspace for seminars and classes, a social space to play games and watch TV, an expansive physical and digital library, and much more.

About the Sanctuary Center:

The Sanctuary Center was established in 2018 by clinical sexologist, Dr. Patsy Evans. The Sanctuary Center is a trauma sensitive LGBTQIAK+ safe space community center that provides mental health services, education, and other resources to members. Our mission is to provide a place for people to come and explore their sexuality, heal from trauma, and empower themselves for the future regardless of race, gender, sexuality, kink, etc.