CRC News | July 23, 2020
Dear CRC Supporter,

A safe home is essential. As more and more of our neighbors face homelessness due to the pandemic, we are so grateful to supporters like you for helping us meet the growing need:

  • Sheltering the homeless: Since March 13, we have provided 5,361 emergency shelter nights at hotels for homeless families and individuals and 1,499 nights of shelter to survivors of domestic violence.

  • Preventing homelessness: This month, we launched a new partnership with the cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside and Encinitas to provide rental assistance to help prevent eviction and homelessness.

A generous donor has responded by matching $500 gifts to help give shelter to more families in need. If you are in a position to donate, please give today to provide double the help. We only need 10 more donors  to receive the full $20,000 match. If you have already given, thank you for your generosity!

Below are a few stories of those who have already found brighter futures beginning with safe homes, as well as some updates from CRC. Thank you for partnering with us to make sure that those who are vulnerable right now have safe homes.

Kind regards,
John Van Cleef

P.S. If you need help or know someone who does, please visit our website to find out more about our programs and our COVID-19 response.
Brighter Futures for Homeless Families
“I’m no longer homeless in an RV. My daughter has her own room and her own bed. It’s the best feeling in the world.”  
- Clementine
“CRC saved my life. I’m very grateful and I’m really happy I found the CRC. I got my family back. My whole life is different.”
- Ted
The Latest News
Housing assistance available for Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside residents

This month, we launched a new partnership with the cities of Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside to provide residents of these areas with assistance to help prevent eviction and homelessness. Support could include short-term rental assistance, employment assistance and more.
Meet our 2020 Board of Directors

CRC is grateful to our Board of Directors for their service and leadership at CRC. Welcome to our new members and our newly-appointed officers:

Chairperson: Jo Ann Shannon
Vice Chair: Tony Pata
Secretary: Lindsey Brubaker
Treasurer: Sabra Norris

Thank you to our previous Chairperson, Katrina Dodson, Secretary, Emmy Sobieski and our outgoing members, Craig Shugert and Shawn Pynes.
Be an advocate for a #Betterway

We’ve partnered with the Betterway Campaign, a movement to end family violence by promoting healthy relationships between family members and partners. Take action and sign the pledge at .
Shop our Resale Stores from the comfort of home

Our Carlsbad Resale Store is hosting a Facebook Live sale tomorrow! View unique items for sale virtually, pay online and pick up your item at our Carlsbad store with contact-less curbside pick-up.

Join us at on Friday, July 24 at 12 pm.
Follow our Resale Stores on Facebook and Instagram for the latest.
Partner Spotlight
Thank you to the following organizations and individuals for their support received in June:
Individuals and Foundations:

Supporting Champions:

The Pettus Foundation Trust


Zabel Foundation
for a $30,000 grant for CRC's general operating

Jewish Community Foundation
for a $15,000 grant for COVID-19 Emergency Response
CRC board member, Katrina Dodson, gives back during the pandemic

Meet Katrina Dodson: CRC board member, CRC Resale Stores volunteer, baker extraordinaire and inspiring community leader! Read about Katrina's incredible work at CRC during COVID-19 in this story from the Encinitas Advocate . Thank you, Katrina, for always stepping in to serve others and inspiring our community to do the same! 
Partner Resources
Have you been financially affected by COVID-19?

SDG&E has bill discount programs that can help customers experiencing financial hardships save 30% or more on monthly bills. If your wages have been impacted by COVID-19, you may qualify – even if you are receiving unemployment benefits. Learn more at .
How You Can Help
Help seniors receive meals at home: If you would like to help provide meals for seniors in our community, please contact us at .

Help stock our shelves: Host a food drive or donate items from our Amazon wish list

Volunteer at our Resale Stores: You can help keep our stores running strong to generate critical funds to support CRC's programs. Learn more
When you shop at , Amazon will make a donation to Community Resource Center.
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Domestic Violence Hotline: (877) 633-1112