CRC News | 11.25.2020
Dear CRC Supporter,

This Thanksgiving week, and all year long, we are so grateful for you!

Thanks to supporters like you, Cheryl will experience Thanksgiving at home for the first time after being homeless for two years. Cheryl says, “I just know that things are so much better off because of the work that CRC does ... And especially right now with Covid, it really is a godsend because without CRC I would still be on the streets.”

Read Cheryl's story below and learn how you can get involved during our Season of Hope. Join us this Friday as we begin our Week of Hope to watch daily inspiring videos of individuals who have found help and hope at CRC.

Wishing you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

With gratitude,
John Van Cleef, CEO
Program Spotlight: Homelessness
Prevention & Intervention
CRC assists unsheltered individuals and those who are at risk of becoming unsheltered with housing resources, rental assistance, financial education and individualized support. If you are struggling to pay your rent due to a loss of income or COVID-19, you may be eligible for rental assistance. Assistance is available to residents of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside and Solana Beach.

Learn more or contact us for help at or (760) 300-3238. Please note that our offices will be closed November 26 and 27.
Cheryl's Story
Cheryl, like many survivors of domestic violence, had to make the difficult choice to either stay in a life-threatening situation with her abuser or leave for an uncertain future. With nowhere to turn, she lived in her car for over two and a half years and came to CRC for help ...
Get Involved
Week of Hope
November 27 - December 4
Our Week of Hope begins this Friday! Join us for inspiring and hope-filled videos each day and a special opportunity to double your impact.
Shop & Support CRC on Small Business Saturday
All of CRC's Resale Stores are open, with COVID-19 safety regulations in place. We invite you to shop and support CRC this Small Business Saturday, November 28.
Give Help & Hope
We are getting ready to finish packing all the boxes for Holiday Baskets, with thanks to everyone who has donated items! If you’d like to support the program, please consider a financial gift to provide funds in case we need to purchase last-minute items.
Partner Spotlight
Thank you for your generous support received in October:

Supporting Champions:

Pacific Western Bank
Union Bank Foundation
Farrell Family Foundation
Smart & Final
The Shanklin Foundation
Union Bank Foundation
US Bank
Honoring our Volunteer of the Year, Amie Defrain!
Congratulations to CRC's Volunteer of the Year, Amie Defrain, who was honored at the North County Philanthropy Council Volunteer of the Year Awards! Since 2017, Amie has volunteered for our development team, resale store and food pantry.
Food Drives of the Month:
TVIA SD5 and San Dieguito Newcomers
Thank you to Teen Volunteers in Action (TVIA) SD 5 and San Dieguito Newcomers Group for hosting amazing food drives. TVIA SD-5 collected hundreds of pounds of food and Newcomers collected 743 canned items! Thank you for all of your efforts!