CRC News | 10.21.2021
Program Spotlight
CRC Success in Oceanside

Community Resource Center expanded to Oceanside last year and is providing life changing assistance to both seniors and families there. In order to spread the word and let people know that CRC is here to help, staff have been doing outreach by visiting apartment complexes and senior housing complexes. They visited more than ten different complexes to talk to residents and landlords. CRC staff have been assisting with benefits applications and rental assistance in Oceanside for over a year.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Help us raise awareness about domestic violence this month by participating in the following events:

  • Purple is the color of Domestic Violence: Wearing purple throughout the month is an opportunity to raise awareness and to educate those around you about domestic violence.
  • Schedule a class: Our education and prevention manager, Luis Canseco, provides classes about domestic violence, teen dating violence and healthy relationships to local schools and groups. Contact Luis at
  • Learn more about domestic violence, warning signs, types of abuse, and how to help friends and family:
The Latest News
Jingle & Mingle Tickets Available Now!
Jingle & Mingle
November 13 at 3:30 PM

Pull out your holiday sweaters, vests and ties and settle in for a fun virtual event with music, an engaging program, mingling and more!

This festive virtual event will kick off Community Resource Center’s Season of Hope, raising awareness and funds to help the hungry, homeless and hurting in our community.

Whether you attend by yourself, with your family or with a small group in your home, we hope you’ll join us!
CEO's Blog: Two Related Thoughts
From the Desk of John Van Cleef
"There are two thoughts swirling around in my head that might seem unrelated, like six degrees from Kevin Bacon, but they’re very related and connected so please bear with me..."
Give Back Events
Exposure Skate
November 6
6:30 – 9:30 PM
La Paloma Theater, Encinitas

EXPOSURE® is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to empowering women through skateboarding, creating opportunities for women by organizing events that provide all-female Professional and Amateur skateboarding competitions, learn-to-skate clinics and wellness education.

This year’s EXPOSURE event will be hybrid virtual/in-person. Women and girls of all ages from all over the world will submit their skate videos, and the winning videos will be premiered on November 6 at the La Paloma Theater.

CRC’s Jani Sepanik, Director of Domestic Violence Programs, will be in attendance to speak about CRC’s services. Proceeds from the event will support CRC’s domestic violence prevention and intervention program.

For more information visit
Shop Kendra Scott to Benefit CRC
Kendra Scott UTC is hosting a give-back event to benefit CRC! There are two ways to participate:

Online: shop online November 12 -13 at Kendra Scott . Please use code "GIVEBACK - APZGG" and 20% of your purchase will be donated to CRC.

In store: Visit Kendra Scott UTC on November 12 from 4-8pm. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend the in person event.
Partner Spotlight
Thank you for your generous support received in September:

Leading Partners:
Leichtag Foundation

Sustaining Partners:
Union Bank Foundation

Supporting Partners:
Coastal Community Foundation Encinitas Fund
The Parker Foundation - Congratulations on 50 years!
CRC is one of the 100s of non-profit organizations in San Diego that has benefited from a grant by The Parker Foundation, and we are grateful for their support of our programs. We hope you’ll join us in congratulating The Parker Foundation on their 50th anniversary, by sharing this news with your friends and colleagues! For more information, visit
Get Involved
Holiday Baskets: We need your support!
This year, our 39th Annual Holiday Baskets program will serve 900 households plus 200 seniors. Households will receive food, gifts, blankets and jackets in a drive-through distribution on December 4, while holiday gift bags will be delivered to seniors. The food and other items we provide help ensure everyone has a wonderful holiday experience, while giving low-income households some breathing room, so scarce dollars may be spent on other needs such as rent, utilities or transportation.

Information on how you can help support Holiday Baskets - including donation drive wish lists, how to adopt a family, and more - is now available on our website.