CRC Monthly News
Issue 2/22/18

Spotlight On:
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Did you know that 1 in 3 teens in the US will experience abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults?

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it. Help CRC spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts. Read Former Deputy Mayor Lisa Shaffer's newest article about our educational programs that work to prevent teen dating violence in our community.
Learn More:
To learn more or schedule a presentation, please contact Jani Sepanik, Domestic Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator, at .
The easiest part of doing your state taxes supports survivors of domestic violence
Help make a direct impact on the most vulnerable domestic violence survivors in California by making a line item voluntary contribution on your tax forms, 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, including CRC.
Our CRC Heart is Full!
Special thanks to the volunteers who made this Valentine's Day special for our participants! Thank you to National Charity League, Surf Cities for bringing a homemade meal for families in our shelter. The children also enjoyed sweet goody bags put together by the team at thinkPARALLAX . Thanks to the 5th grade class at La Costa Heights Elementary for putting together 180 bags filled with personal care items for our participants, along with handwritten Valentine’s! Briana Williams also put together some sweet valentines for our shelter families.

Our caring community was our Valentine this year ... thank you for your generosity!
Get involved as a CRC volunteer!
Here are some current opportunities to join our volunteer team ...
  • Become a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant: The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers. Learn more
  • Volunteer in our Resale Stores: Help sort donations, organize the racks, and more at our 3 Resale Stores, located in Carlsbad, Encinitas and San Marcos. Our stores are critical to providing funding to help those in need in our community! Learn more

Please sign up to volunteer online or contact Sara Rosenbaum, Volunteer Coordinator, at or 760-230-6501 to learn more!
Join us for an Evening Forum:
Ending Homelessness in Encinitas? "Great Strides & Next Steps"
CRC, the City of Encinitas and the Encinitas Advisory Committee on Homelessness invite you to this evening forum to discuss ending homelessness in Encinitas, featuring our panelists:

  • Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear
  • Captain John Maryon, Encinitas Sheriff's Station
  • Michael Williams, former CRC participant, author and veteran
  • Michael McConnell, Homeless Advocate and Creator of Homelessness News San Diego
  • Stephen Russell, Executive Director of the San Diego Housing Federation
Tickets are now on sale for the finest tea party of 2018!
Join us for our 23rd Annual English Tea on April 14th! This traditional luncheon is a fundraiser for our programs that help stop domestic violence, hunger and homelessness in our community. Tickets sell out fast ... purchase by March 15 for early-bird pricing!
Watch NBC 7 Coverage of CRC's Participation in the Annual Homeless Census
"It's a tragedy when people have to live on the street." - Encinitas Mayor Catherine S. Blakespear speaking with NBC 7 San Diego during the Annual Homeless Census, a nationwide point-in-time survey of residents who are experiencing homelessness. Thank you to the many volunteers who joined us here in Encinitas and across San Diego County for this important census, coordinated by the Regional Task Force on the Homeless.
Thank you to our recent donors and partners:
Round Table Pizza

Each week, as parent participants gather for an adult domestic violence support group, their children meet separately for their own support group. For many years , Round Table Pizza has donated pizza weekly for the children, who really look forward to it as they arrive for the group. Thank you for this support that helps brighten their days!
Leah's Pantry

Our volunteers and staff are so excited about the new refrigerator donated by Leah's Pantry and the San Diego Food System Alliance. Thank you for a grant that provided consulting to enhance our food programs and funds to purchase a new refrigerator and recipe rack! We now have space for more food to help people in need and a fun way to share healthy recipes with participants.
Kay, a Food & Nutrition Center Volunteer, admiring our new refrigerator
Stay Connected!
Community Resource Center | (760) 753-1156 |  |