News from Community Resource Center | October 28, 2019
Dear CRC Supporter,

Nearly 20 people per minute—1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men—are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and all month long, we've been out in the community to raise awareness, joining with the Domestic Violence Awareness Project to promote naming #1Thing that you can do to help end domestic violence. Some of the responses we've received include:

  • Listen and believe survivors. 
  • Educate young people and spread love. 
  • Hold other men accountable. 
  • Use my voice to speak up for those who don't have a voice. 
  • If I see something, I will say something.

I invite you to name your #1Thing this month and all year long.

If you'd like to learn more and help educate others, CRC's prevention educators are available to provide presentations to youth and adults about the issues surrounding domestic violence, how to see the warning signs of abusive relationships and how to connect with resources. For more information, contact Jani Sepanik, CRC Domestic Violence Education and Prevention Manager, at .

If you or someone you know is experiencing relationship violence, please call our 24/7 hotline at (877) 633-1112.

Kind Regards,
John Van Cleef
Executive Director
Finding hope after losing everything
Denise and Jason were homeless for over a year after they lost their home in Fallbrook. A few months later, they lost everything they owned in the Lilac Fire . After a difficult year, the couple came to CRC seeking emergency food and shelter ...
Thank you for celebrating 40 years!
On October 5th, we celebrated our 40th Birthday Bash and raised over $200,000 to help our neighbors who are hungry, homeless and hurting. Thank you to our attendees, sponsors and volunteers who made the event a success! 
Learn Jiu-Jitsu and give back

Now through December 15th, Gracie Barra Encinitas will donate $80 to CRC for everyone that tries a FREE, Jiu Jitsu class. Anyone living in North County, 4 years old and up qualifies. For more information, please visit Gracie Barra at 613 Westlake Street or contact them at 760-540-2264 or .
Volunteer at Holiday Baskets

Join the nearly 2,000 volunteers who help bring holiday joy to over 1,500 households during Holiday Baskets! Our group application is available now for groups of 5 or more and our individual application will be available beginning November 1.
Volunteer at our Resale Stores

Our Resale Stores provide critical funding for CRC's programs and volunteers are an important part of making them run smoothly! We particularly need volunteers at our Carlsbad store. Join this fun team and apply at the link below.
Shop CRC this Halloween

You know it's coming ... Halloween! CRC's Resale Stores have lots of great costumes, holiday decorations and more. Plus, you pay no sales tax! Happy haunting ...
Thanksgiving Eve
Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Join our partners at the San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association for their 32nd Annual Evening of Gratitude Thanksgiving Eve Service, benefiting those in need in our community.
Join us at Jingle & Mingle
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Del Mar Fairgrounds Grandstand

Help make spirits bright for families in need during this Season of Hope ! Get a behind-the-scenes look at our 37th Annual Holiday Baskets Program before we open the doors to hundreds of families in need. Jingle & Mingle will feature festive food and drinks, music, raffle prizes, tours and more!

Tickets: $20 per person ($30 at the door)
Thank you to our Donors:
  • Gesner Johnson Foundation: Provided funding for an extensive technology upgrade at CRC to better serve those in need.
  • Kroger: Provided funding in support of their Zero Hunger, Zero Waste initiative
  • Union Bank: Provided support for Holiday Baskets with a Gold Sponsorship
  • Encinitas Fund of Coastal Community Foundation: Provided support to help seniors in need in Encinitas
  • Pala Band of Mission Indians: Provided support to CRC for our 40th Anniversary
Thank you to our 40th Anniversary Annual Sponsors:
Thank you to these community partners for their support!
Thank you to Jen Hibbits, who organized a Halloween pub crawl with proceeds benefiting CRC. You can read more about it in this article by The Coast News . Thank you to everyone who came out to the event to have some fun for a cause!
Thank you to Kind Health Group for having our Chief Program Officer, Rebecca Palmer, at the Women Physicians Dinner to share CRC with your group. Kind Health also donated a portion of proceeds from the event towards CRC's programs.
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Domestic Violence Hotline: (877) 633-1112