Community Resource Center On the Move!  |  June 29, 2017
Opening Doors for Homeless in our Community
From Guest Contributor, Lisa Shaffer

Lisa Shaffer stopped by our center to get a behind-the-scenes look at our Encinitas Opening Doors Pilot Program, a partnership with the City of Encinitas to address homelessness in our community. Thanks to the success of this program, 66 people who were living on the streets in North County now have a place to call home!  Read more about this innovative program in Lisa's article. 
"The perception is that most people who are homeless are alcoholics or drug addicts. I'm a college graduate ... a Marine Corps veteran ... I just got sick and I couldn't fight the sickness."

- Michael Williams  
A new look in our Integrative Services offices
A big thank you to CRC Board member, Carl Wright (owner of Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar), and Ali, community volunteer and master carpenter, who have again brought transformation to another program at CRC. Past renovation projects for CRC have included our Resale Stores and Administrative Offices.  CRC and the Integrative Services team are so grateful for the upgrade that has improved the use of space and brought a fresh new look to the office! 
Pictured above: Ali, community “volunteer” extraordinaire and master carpenter and Miranda Chavez, CRC’s Integrative Services Program Manager.
Our warmest gratitude to our recent donors:  
Helmut Kiffmann Family Foundation: $12,000
Mental Health Fund at the Coastal Community Foundation: $3,000
JoAnne Berg: $2,500
Craig and Laura Shugert: $2,000
Rose Andom: $1,000 for Carol’s House
Find us on the Encinitas Map! 
You know where we are, but do your friends? Thanks to Encinitas Maps for putting CRC on this fun new map free of charge! There's still time to get your business on the map. If you are interested, you can contact JT at encinitasmaps@gmail.com or (760) 822-2332. 
A Birthday Wish Come True 
She did it ... Brianna's Birthday wish came true! Instead of asking for gifts, Brianna hosted the Facebook Fundraiser Challenge and beat her goal, raising $660 for CRC! Thank you, Brianna!

You too can share your Birthday with CRC! Visit our Facebook page to start your own fundraiser.
Financial Fitness Classes
CRC has partnered with Wells Fargo to provide free Financial Fitness classes to the community! Join us for an upcoming class to improve your financial wellness.

Upcoming Dates: July 3, August 7
Make a difference ... register families for Holiday Baskets! 
CRC is seeking volunteers, especially those bilingual in English/Spanish, to help register up to 1,500 families for our 35th Annual Holiday Baskets program. Be a part of the largest holiday distribution of its kind in San Diego County!  Volunteers will attend a training session in August and commit to volunteering 10 hours a week from September through December.  Contact Cathie Byrd, CRC Volunteer Manager cbyrd@crcncc.org to get involved.
You can make a difference!  

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