CRC News | 2.19.2021
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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
You can help promote safe, healthy relationships this month:

  • Wear orange to share your support. Tag us on social media and share why you believe healthy relationships are important.
  • Join us for a virtual awareness event (see below).
  • Sign the pledge to stand with us against teen dating violence.
CEO's Blog: One Kind Deed
From the Desk of John Van Cleef
"We are here to leave so deep an impression through one kind deed that people will know the compassion of their community, and in it find the resilient strength they need to rise and walk their path of love, justice and safety. ..."
Program Spotlight:
Delivering Meals to Seniors in Need
“When the pandemic hit, I came to CRC for help. I’m 72 years old and I’ve been sick and in and out of the hospital. It means the world to me getting this food delivered. I’ve been staying at a hotel and working with CRC to find housing. CRC has been a godsend for me.”

- Joseph, meal delivery recipient
“The CRC food delivery program is a service of head and heart. The team members and volunteers care deeply about the people we serve. Over the months, the clients began to anticipate my arrival ... they all sincerely express their gratitude with grace.”

- Maggie, meal delivery volunteer
In partnership with the City of Encinitas Senior Center, CRC provides support and meals to unsheltered vulnerable adults and seniors who are temporarily housed in motels during the pandemic. We are thankful to all our volunteers who pick up meals, create meal packages and make deliveries!
Get Involved
Homegrown Hunger Relief
Sunday, February 21, 10 am - 4 pm
San Diego Botanic Gardens
Join Healthy Day Partners at their newest Homegrown Hunger Relief station, San Diego Botanic Gardens, on Sunday, February 21. They are having a socially-distanced plant sale and providing free organic seeds for anyone who downloads the Fresh Food Connect app. Donate your extra garden bounty through this new partnership that provides healthy food directly to families in need at CRC's food pantry.

Tuesday, February 23, 6 - 7 pm, online via Ring Central Meetings

Join CRC’s prevention educator, Luis Canseco, and other teen dating violence preventionists for a conversation about how parents, coaches, advisors, mentors and other influential adults can talk to teens about healthy relationship skills – what they are and how to develop them.
Intro to Domestic Violence
Friday, March 19, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, online via Ring Central Meetings

CRC Board members, volunteers and community members are encouraged to attend this introductory training on the dynamics of violence in intimate partner relationships, its prevalence in our society, and CRC’s domestic violence prevention and intervention services.

To learn more or register, please contact Jani Sepanik at
Join us for our "Hope from Home" Tea
Saturday, April 24
Save the date for our 26th Annual English Tea! Your support can provide critical help to those in our community who are hungry, homeless and hurting. We are currently seeking Tea partners. For more information, please contact Lauren Montague at
So much to see at our Resale Stores
CRC's Resale Stores have received a record amount of donations over the past few months ... come check out the amazing selection and shop for a cause! This month, all of our orange clothing is 50% off in support of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Partner Spotlight
Thank you for your generous support received in January:

Government Partners:
HUD Continuum of Care DV Bonus Rapid Rehousing
HUD Continuum of Care Rapid Rehousing
CalOES XH - Supporting Transitional Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors
CalOES AT - Supporting Treatment for Victims of Child Abuse

Leading Partners:
Mel Garb Foundation
North Coast Calvary Chapel

Empowering Partners:
The Kloehn Family
San Diego County Small Business Grant (District 3)
Jack Thomas

Sustaining Partners:
San Diego County Small Business Grant (District 5)
San Diego Food Bank - COVID-19 Capacity Grant

Community Partners:
Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund - Providing Easter Baskets for families at our shelter
Thank you, Tower 13!
Thank you to Doug Wetherald and the team at Cardiff Beach Bar at Tower 13, who are generously donating six weeks of prepared meals to help families and seniors in need. A warm meal can really make a difference for those who are homeless or hurting right now.

If you would like to partner with us to provide food for local households in need, please contact us at