CRC News | January 17, 2019
Dear CRC Supporter,

As I reflect on all we accomplished in 2018, and as I look forward to 2019, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude because of you.  CRC’s supporters, donors and volunteers are not only our heart, but also the hands and feet who provide hope to our at-risk and vulnerable neighbors. 

In 2018, with your help, we accomplished the following: 

  • 150 people escaped violence, finding safety in our domestic violence shelter, receiving help and counseling to get back on their feet.
  • 1,680 households received healthy food and nutrition resources in our Food & Nutrition Center. 
  • 138 formerly homeless individuals found safe housing.

I’m proud to be part of the CRC community, and to serve with people who positively impact the lives of our community members every day. 

2019 marks several important legacies for CRC:

  • 40 years of Community Resource Center's service in the community
  • 25 years of domestic violence prevention and intervention programs
  • 15 years of providing shelter at Carol’s House

As we celebrate 40 years of CRC this year, I hope you will continue to help us create paths to safety, stability and self-sufficiency in 2019 and beyond. 


John Van Cleef
Executive Director
Volunteer Legacy: Rory Powell
Rory Powell was a friend, wife, mother, daughter, sister, artist, philanthropist and an active volunteer for Community Resource Center. Rory battled cancer for over two decades and sadly passed away in 2007. Rory was a strong advocate for providing a better life for those less fortunate, in particular for teenage girls. For the past 12 years, the Friends of Rory have carried on Rory's legacy of compassion by putting together gift bags for teen girls in need at Holiday Baskets.

The Friends of Rory are a beautiful reminder of how a life of service can continue on. Thank you Rory and thank you to those who continue to provide hope to others in her memory!
Volunteer at the WeAllCount homelessness count
Friday, January 25 | 4:00 - 8:00 am
650 Second Street in Encinitas
Join us   for the WeAllCount homelessness count. This count is so important to helping San Diego end homelessness!  We still need 40 volunteers to help provide an accurate count of those who are homeless in our community. All Volunteers will receive a short video training  and will be part of teams led by trained staff.
Save the Date for our 24th Annual English Tea
Saturday, April 13 | 1:30 pm
Encinitas Community Center

Your support of our English Tea can provide critical help to those in our community escaping lives of violence and fear, hunger and homelessness. Join us in honoring the legacy of our founders, supporters and the survivors who have found hope at CRC.

Sponsorship opportunities available! Contact Lauren Montague for more information at or (760) 230-6538.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month
Stalking impacts 1 in 6 women and 1 in 17 men. Though millions of women and men are stalked every year in the United States with a frequent co-occurrence of domestic violence the crime of stalking is often misunderstood, minimized and/or ignored.  We all have a role to play in identifying stalking and supporting victims and survivors. Learn more about stalking and get resources at the link below.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
We are currently looking for volunteers for the following opportunities:

  • Become a CRC Ambassador: Our next Ambassador Training is Friday, February 22nd at 3:00 pm. CRC Ambassadors represent CRC in the community at resource fairs, schools and other events. They get opportunities to take on leadership roles for our special events and spearhead fundraising efforts. 

  • Help make our Integrative Services Office shine by organizing and cleaning on Wednesdays

If you are interested in these opportunities, please contact Sara Rosenbaum at .
New year ... new Resale Store deals!
Come check out our 3 stores for great deals, and another way to support CRC.  This weekend, save 25% on all housewares! Follow our Resale Stores on Instagram and Facebook for the latest deals!
Thank you to our Holiday Baskets volunteers!
Volunteers came out in force to bring Holiday Baskets 2018 to life! 
With more than 2,100 volunteer spots filled and more than 6,000 hours donated, the community showed its support of CRC’s Holiday Baskets Program and its compassion for those families and individuals it serves. Thank you to all who partnered with us to make Holiday Baskets happen! 
Thank you to our supporters over $50,000
The John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation
Thank you to our supporters over $25,000
Anne Daigle and Richard Heyman Family Foundation
Thank you to our supporters over $10,000
Robert and Janice Pollock
Lily Lai Foundation
Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation
Ella and Han Helders
Thank you to our supporters over $5,000
Anna and Neil Mintz
Cheryl and Barney Daleiden
Carole and Jerry Turk
Thank you to our Grantors
Thank you to Union Bank Foundation for supporting our homelessness prevention and Holiday Baskets programs.
Thank you to the San Marcos Community Foundation
for supporting our our Food & Nutrition Center
December 2018 Gifts
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