Community Resource Center On the Move!  |  April 6, 2017
"And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles."  
- Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
Thank you to everyone who made our 22nd Annual English Tea, "Secret Garden," a delight!

Last Saturday, we celebrated our 22nd Annual English Tea in the company of over 230 guests. Our Emcee, Peggy Pico, and Event Chair, Patricia Moore, led the event. Guests included Mayor Catherine Blakespear, Council Member Tasha Boerner Horvath, and members of the local community. Our Keynote Speaker, Summer Stephan, shared with guests the reality of the state of domestic violence in the region. It was a beautiful day filled with an elegant tea, wonderful auction and raffle prizes, scrumptious lunch, and moving speakers! Thank you to our sponsors, guests, speakers, donors, and English Tea Committee! 
CalFresh Provides Important Nutrition Benefits to Families & Individuals in Need
Please share this vital resource with those in need in our community! 

CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provides a monthly benefit of food purchases to households of limited means. CalFresh benefits are delivered via a debit­-like card, and are accepted at most grocery and food stores. 

How to apply:
Visit our office at: 650 Second Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
Email [email protected] or call (760) 753-8300
Make a voluntary tax contribution to support domestic violence survivors
Tax Day is fast approaching! Survivors of domestic violence need your support and it's easy to help through your state taxes. Make a voluntary tax contribution on your tax forms as a voluntary contribution line item on Form 540, Side 4, Line 14, Code 433. The money will be distributed by the Office of Emergency Services to non-profit domestic violence programs across California, like CRC.
Shelter Helps Single Mom Get Back on Her Feet
Maria came to CRC last December when she could no longer afford her rent and found herself without a place to stay. She was provided a referral to the Interfaith Shelter Network, where she and her 3-year-old son stayed for eight weeks. Maria worked with a CRC case manager during this time for help finding stable housing. Just last weekend, Maria and her son moved into their own apartment in San Marcos. 

Please help others like Maria and her son by donating today. 
Leichtag Foundation Continues Their Support
Thank you to the Leichtag Family Foundation for their continued support of CRC's programs through a generous grant for our general operations. Thanks to Leichtag, CRC is able to operate our Food and Nutrition and Case Management programs, which help hundreds of individuals and families access healthy food, case management and other supportive programs. 
Cushman Family Foundation Provides Grant for Homelessness Prevention and Self-Sufficiency Programs
Thank you to the Cushman Family Foundation for a generous grant funding our comprehensive supportive services that prevent homelessness and help homeless individuals find housing and become self-sufficient. Thank you for supporting families and individuals in crisis. 
Special thanks to St. Peter's Episcopal Church for their recent donation of $1,900 to CRC's programs! 
North County Thriving Forum
Thursday, April 27, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
California Center for the Arts, Escondido

County Board of Supervisors Vice-Chair Kristin Gaspar and Supervisor Bill Horn, along with the Live Well San Diego Community Leadership Team, invite you to attend this forum to celebrate and enhance our collective efforts for a healthy, safe, and thriving North County! Join us at this forum to discuss "What it Means to Thrive in the North County" so that our communities are able to grow, connect, and enjoy the highest quality of life.
Thank you to Fit Mama Mingle and Local Cub Scouts! 

Special thanks to Jeana Zirland and her meetup group, Fit Mama Mingle, for coordinating a donation drive for baby items for our resale stores. Her group donated baby and children's clothing, a baby swing, and baby bassinet. 

Thank you to Scouts Pack 772 for helping CRC during the Scouting for Food Challenge! These hardworking scouts collected over 400 items of food for our Food Distribution Center to help benefit those in need. 

You too can help us provide relief to community members in crisis by hosting an event to benefit CRC. Contact us to learn more!
Spring Care Drives
This Spring, we are asking for donations of personal care items to our Food and Nutrition Programs. Items can be dropped off or delivered to our office at 650 Second Street, Encinitas, CA 92024. Thank you for your support!
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