March 2023
Program Spotlight
Meet Your Unhoused Neighbor
Rising housing costs, low vacancy rates, and the drop in construction of new housing of all types and at all affordability levels have significantly affected San Diego County’s housing landscape. We hope our community will help us identify available housing opportunities. Contact us about our different housing programs and how to best support our unhoused neighbors.
#MeetYourUnhousedNeighbor #HousingForAll
This is William ...
A senior and lifelong Encinitas resident, William has been experiencing chronic homelessness, living over a year in a place not meant for human habitation. Read the story

If you have rental property or a room for rent, please contact us at 
Non-Profit of the Year Awards: Vote for CRC!
CRC has been selected as a finalist for the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce 2023 Carlsbad Business, Achievement, & Distinction (CBAD) Awards, in the Nonprofit of the Year category. We won this award in 2019 and we’re hoping to win it again.

The Chamber is giving the community a chance to vote for finalists in a popular vote.

PLEASE take a few seconds to VOTE FOR CRC ...
March 31 is the deadline to make your vote count! More information is available on the Chamber’s website:
City of Carlsbad passed their updated Homeless Action Plan 

The City presented highlights of the great work they and their community partners are doing to address, prevent, and reduce homelessness in Carlsbad.

As an anchor partner in Carlsbad, CRC takes center stage:
CRC staff Karen Gascar, Chad Ryan and Shayne Horton have a prominent appearance in the video, representing CRC's work in Carlsbad.
February 14 community event: "CRC *Hearts* Our Community"

Participants learned about services from our Community Partners
  • MiraCosta College presented their free continuing education classes to participants.
  • Assurance Wireless via T-Mobile signed people up for free government phones.

Participants received goodies donated from the community
  • Bill Shen organized family, friends, and neighbors to put together 100+ care bags.
  • Carolyn Smith knitted cute, cozy scarves for our participants
  • Blankets were donated through the DV department.
CEO Blog
A Message From Our CEO, John Van Cleef
As we celebrate Women's History Month, I want to take a moment to recognize and acknowledge the countless influential women who have made, and do make a positive impact at CRC ...
Read the full message from John
Creating Joy
Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 1:30 PM
Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
Don't miss out on the CRC Tea!

Tickets and tables are
going fast ...

The Silent Auction has many fun items to bid on, including ...
  • 7-day stay in downtown Moab in a 3+ bedroom/2 bath dog-friendly home just a short drive from Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
  • Two field level VIP Box seat tickets to the hard-to-get Padres vs. Dodger game ... behind home plate!
  • Unique opportunity for whiskey tastings at Henebery Spirits and 6 bottles of whiskey.
  • Entertainment, dining, shopping, and self-care gift cards galore!

We are accepting Silent Auction donations up to March 30
Click here for more information
Your support provides life-changing help!
Tour CRC's Food & Nutrition Center
Hear from staff, volunteers and clients about our client-choice food
program and how it provides healthy food, personal care items & dignity to
unsheltered individuals, seniors and struggling families.

Upcoming Tour Date
April 26th (Wednesday)
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Please pre-register as space is limited!
Partner Spotlight
Thank You For Your Support
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
organizations in February:

Greathouse Family Foundation

Bob Baker Subaru
Capital Campaign
In last month’s newsletter, we shared our excitement with the introduction of members of the Special Gifts Committee and the progress they are making to engage current CRC annual fund supporters and other community members in our efforts to secure gifts of $100,000 to
$1 million, to raise $2.6 million in gifts and pledges toward our overall $10.5 million campaign goal. In the recent weeks, two new donors have made campaign gifts. We’re most grateful to them as well as the nine other donors they join in giving within this range.

One donor in particular stands out ...
Cynthia Kellogg (left) recently made a gift in honor of her spouse, Donna Marie Robinson, who passed away in 2021
“Donna Marie and I shared a strong belief in CRC and its mission. Donna Marie proudly and energetically served on CRC’s board until she “termed out”.

We enjoyed hands on volunteering at Holiday Baskets, doing tax returns for clients and various other projects. The spring Tea and the annual gala were always on our calendar.

It is my privilege to support CRC’s capital campaign and to honor Donna Marie’s community service with a gift pledge of $100,000.”
Cynthia’s commitment to ensure CRC’s continuing ability to support and grow the organization’s financial capacity is all-encompassing through her and Donna Marie’s generous contributions of time, talent, and treasure.

This gift in memory of Donna Marie will be recognized in the new building, attached to an Individual and Family Therapy Room in the Family and Children’s Counseling Center.
If you’d like to learn more about CRC’s capital campaign, how you can support our shared vision for a new campus, and what naming opportunities are available, please visit the campaign website or send an email to
Get Involved
The Food and Nutrition Center is busy!
With costs rising in every sector many people are experiencing food insecurity. Proteins and eggs have been in short supply.

Follow the link to find the list of items most needed. Food Donation List
CRC Resale Stores

Your donations and purchases help people in our community experiencing domestic violence, hunger and homelessness.