The Spring of Tampa Bay’s 5th Annual ‘Handbags & Happy Hour’ event held at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in April raised over $183,000 for survivors of domestic violence in the Tampa Bay community.

ReEmployAbility was proud to sponsor Handbags & Happy Hour as it has since its inception. Community support and additional sponsorships for the event helped The Spring of Tampa Bay exceed their goals. This will allow the nonprofit to continue to keep domestic violence survivors safe and to be able to provide them with supportive services at no cost to them.

The event was fun but also informative, with speeches given about The Spring’s mission and the life-saving work they do in Tampa Bay. The revenue from this event helps many survivors of domestic violence, survivors like Courtney who shared her story at the event. If you’d like to watch Courtney’s story, please visit Unfortunately, there are many survivors like Courtney that still need help. If you would like to learn more or donate, visit The Spring of Tampa Bay at

Since they opened their doors in 1977, The Spring of Tampa Bay has housed and supported thousands of women and children who are survivors of domestic violence in Hillsborough County. They are one of the largest domestic violence centers in Florida and the first domestic violence agency in the United States to have an accredited on-site school for resident children.