May 2023

Program Spotlight

Shared Housing as a Strategy to Reduce Homelessness

by Rebecca Nussbaum, Chief Program Officer

The United States is currently 7 million affordable housing units short of what it needs to address the urgent need for affordable housing for our low-income community members. That is why implementing shared housing as a homelessness solutions strategy is so important. Read more

Be a Superhero this Spring!

Community Resource Center's Spring Superhero fundraiser will help provide food, shelter and safety for those who need it most in our community.

The San Diego Hunger Coalition estimates that nearly 1 in 3 children is affected by food insecurity. One child in need is too many.

With your help, we can continue to assist low-income families, those experiencing homelessness and domestic violence, and vulnerable seniors.

Thank you for your generosity and continued support!

Give Today

The Latest News

CRC Recognized as 2023 Nonprofit of the Year!

On April 24, Community Resource Center was recognized by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce with a 2023 Carlsbad Business Achievement & Distinction (CBAD) Award in the Nonprofit of the Year category.

Read more

View the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Video about CRC

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Video about CRC


Become a Certified DV Advocate

You're invited to visit our Food & Nutrition Center

Tuesday, May 23rd

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Learn how your support helps the Food & Nutrition Center and CRC's wraparound programs assist vulnerable families and individuals, including seniors in our community.

Please pre-register as space is limited! 

View the video to hear an excerpt of Ted's story from last month's tour

Register Today

Partner Spotlight

It Takes a Village of CRC Partners

We are grateful for the generous support received

from these partners in April:

  • Robert and Janice Pollock
  • Coastal Community Foundation Solana Beach Fund
  • Han and Ella Helders
  • Sidney Stern Memorial Trust

Delta Sigma Kia, SDSU's Co-Ed Business Fraternity Donated 70 travel kits for CRC's Food Pantry clients

Del Sol Lions Club donated $500 to benefit CRC's food pantry and wraparound programs

50 Legoland Tickets for DV Families

This month, one of our families celebrated their son's birthday at Legoland with the tickets! Thank you, Merlin's Magic Wand Foundation!

Funding from our partners supports CRC’s mission to help our neighbors create
paths to healthy food, stable homes and safe relationships.
Capital Campaign

We are pleased to report we exceeded the $500,000 fundraising goal for the Leonard Challenge we announced in mid-January. We raised $555,337 during the past three months, and are finalizing two pledges that will result in more than $200,000 attributable to the Leonard Challenge. 


Our deep thanks to Elizabeth and John Leonard for their humble service and inspiring leadership of this initiative, as well as to the generous donors who stepped up to beat the challenge. These donors include Sheri Seipel-Burtt and Ken Burtt, The David C. Copley Foundation, John and Jenny Hall, Cynthia P. Kellogg and Tom and Roni Seay. Their commitment to the campaign is a testament to the compassion they have for the neighbors in our community who come to CRC in need.

At 18 months into the capital campaign, we are at $6.195 million in total gifts and pledges raised –

59% of the way toward our $10.5 million campaign goal.

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

Food Donations Welcomed

Click below for a list of items most needed:

Food Donation List


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

Volunteer | Donate | Shop

If you live in the San Marcos area:

Our San Marcos store is looking for small items in good condition.

  • Personal items and clothing: jewelry, costume jewelry, and adult clothing
  • Furniture: end tables, coffee tables, and small dressers.
  • Household appliances and cooking accessories: microwaves, pots and pans, and dishes

Please drop your in-kind donations Monday - Wednesday, 11 AM to 2 PM

CRC is Hiring!

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