CRC News | 10.20.2022
Healthy Food. Stable Homes. Safe Relationships
K-Love Interview: A Closer Look At CRC
One of my favorite things to do is share the story of CRC: the resilience and determination of our clients, the dedication of our staff and volunteers, the generosity of our donors.

I enjoy doing this because many people see a bit of CRC – like our Holiday Baskets program, resale stores, or food distribution – and imagine it’s all of CRC. The reality is that CRC is more than most people imagine, and I hope you’ll listen to this interview on Air1 radio to discover more.

John Van Cleef, Chief Executive Officer
Programs: Domestic Violence
October 20 – Today – is Purple Thursday!
During October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month, CRC participates in activities and events to build awareness, support survivors and advocate to end the violence.

Everyday, CRC helps individuals and families facing the trauma of violence and focuses on the intervention and prevention of domestic violence through our educational programs, 24/7 hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling and other wraparound programs.

Today we ask that you wear purple to show your support for domestic violence survivors and to help build awareness. Post your photo on social media and be sure to tag @SanDiegoCRC and use the hashtags #WeAreResilient #Every1KnowsSome1
Building Advocacy
Last Friday, 50+ professionals from different fields completed CRC's 40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training at One Safe Place, and are now certified Domestic Violence Advocates, helping domestic violence survivors find healing and hope.
Training Staff & Volunteers
CRC new staff, volunteers and board members gathered at Seacoast Community Church for a 4-hour domestic violence training on October 14. This training is held on a regular basis to provide more information to our team members.

Part of the training involves a deeply moving and eye-opening session called, "Walking In Her Shoes" where each person follows the steps of a DV victim's story from beginning to end. Trainings like these build empathy and advocacy skills that can help end the cycles of domestic abuse in our community. 
Success Story
Mariana's Story

Mariana's story is one of persistence, to create a safe, stable future for herself and her family. We hope you take a few minutes to read her inspiring story.

CRC Recognition
CRC was honored with two 2022 HOPE Awards from the San Diego Domestic Violence Council...
Frontline Worker of HOPE: Leticia Ortiz, DV Program Manager and Legal Advocate
Awarded to a person who works every day helping to make people's lives better. Leticia embodies this mission. Her caring attitude creates a welcoming environment while she makes sure every client receives all the benefits and resources available.
Agency of HOPE: Community Resource Center
CRC received the Agency of HOPE award, given to an organization that embodies HOPE - Healing, Opportunity, Prevention, and Education - in San Diego County
Partner Spotlight
Thank you for your partnership
Funding from our partners supports CRC’s mission to help our neighbors
create paths to healthy food, stable homes and safe relationships.
We are grateful for the generous support received from
these individuals and organizations in September:
CalOES DV Transitional Housing XH Program
 Leichtag Foundation
 Art Pratt Foundation
Anne E. Daigle and Richard A. Heyman Family Foundation
Giving Kindness
A huge THANK YOU to the Del Sol Lions Club!
They held a drive this month to fill a big need for our clients visiting our food pantry...personal care products which are quite expensive and sorely needed. Left to right, Caroline Matthews, Kristin Salgado, Kristen Lee, Fran Finical and Linette Page, and Yanira Alonso.
11th Annual Exposure Skate Event

Saturday & Sunday, October 22-23
Encinitas Community Park

Proceeds benefit our domestic violence program
Featuring 200 female, trans and nonbinary skateboarders competing for medals and awards

Free skateboarding clinics, game zone,
family-friendly vendor village

Please come out to support Exposure and CRC!
Mark Your Calendar for
CRC's Jingle & Mingle 2022
December 6
Morgan Run Club & Resort
Rancho Santa Fe
More info to come!
Get Involved
Holiday Baskets 40th ANNIVERSARY

At Holiday Baskets, CRC’s clients will be given the dignity of choice, selecting food items, gifts for their kids or household items.

We're serving seniors, individuals and families, including unsheltered clients experiencing homelessness. Please visit the Holiday Baskets website to learn more about how you can get involved.
Job Opening at CRC
Do you know someone who is looking for a part time job?
Enjoys serving customers? Wants to help our community?
We are looking for a Sales Associate to work in our Resale Stores.
CRC Open House Tours
Learn how our client-choice food pantry helps people experiencing food insecurity
Thursday, November 3
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Space is limited so sign up today!