CRC News | June 18, 2020
Dear CRC Supporter,

It is my honor to share Community Resource Center's 2019 Annual Report with you. In our milestone 40th year, Community Resource Center provided thousands of individuals access to healthy food, stable housing and safe homes:

  • 1,538 calls answered on our 24-hour domestic violence hotline
  • 273 households who were homeless found help and housing
  • 14,225 visits made to our Food & Nutrition Center
  • 1,462 counseling sessions provided compassionate care
  • 2,280 case management sessions provided financial, housing and career help
This critical work is possible because of your support.

I hope you will take a moment to see the impact you've made possible and read a few stories that represent the thousands of individuals who were helped by CRC.

Thank you for how you care and what you give to help others.

Kind regards,
John Van Cleef
The Latest News
Join us for a Facebook Live Resale Store Sale - Friday, June 26 at noon

Our newly-opened Resale Stores will host their first ever Facebook Live sale! You can view items for sale virtually and claim your item right on Facebook. Then you can pick up your item at our Encinitas store with contact-less curbside pick-up. You don’t need a Facebook account to watch the event, but you do need to have an account and be logged in to claim an item to purchase.

Join us at on Friday, June 26 at 12 pm.
Follow our Resale Stores on Facebook and Instagram for the latest.
Partnering to end domestic violence

Congratulations to long-time staff member, Rebecca Nussbaum, who was recently re-elected as a Regional Representative (South Region) to the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Board of Directors. Regional Representatives are elected by members in their region; re-election is a wonderful testimonial to Rebecca’s commitment and dedication to helping domestic violence victims with the highest quality services and programs. 

Community Resource Center is a proud member of  The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence , the state’s recognized domestic violence coalition that works to align prevention and intervention strategies to advance social change.
CRC staff members Rebecca Palmer, Rebecca Nussbaum and Jani Sepanik
Get help buying food while schools are closed

Families with students who were receiving free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch at school can receive up to $365 per child to spend on groceries this summer. This federal nutrition benefit is called Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) and is available for families in addition to continued grab-and-go meal services at many school sites in San Diego County. 
How You Can Help
You Create Brighter Futures

It will take a long time for many to recover from the pandemic. Your help now means we'll be here for our neighbors in the coming months.

Will you help create brighter futures for those who are hungry, homeless and hurting in our community?
Volunteer at our Resale Stores

Give back to your community by volunteering at our Resale Stores! You can help keep our stores running strong to generate critical funds to support CRC's programs.
Help feed neighbors in need

Here are a few opportunities to help us make sure families have enough food:

  • Partner with us to help seniors receive meals at home: If you are a restaurant owner or manager or if you would like to provide meals for seniors in our community, please contact us at

Partner Spotlight
Thank you to the following organizations and individuals for their support received in May!
Individuals and Foundations:

Mission Champion:

Patricia Moore and Helmut Kiffmann

Supporting Champions:

Andrew and Pamela Kurz
Joe Davis
Heaviland Family Charitable Fund
Ella and Han Helders
The Jill and Darrell Shrader Philanthropic Fund
The Katherine D. White and Sons Fund
Miraglo Foundation
The Mihalik Family Charitable Fund


San Diego Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund
for a $100,000 grant for COVID-19 Emergency Response

Seth Sprague Foundation
for a $15,000 grant to support CRC's general operating

Serco Foundation, U.K.
for a $5,947 (5000£) grant for COVID-19 Emergency Response
Thank you to these community fundraisers:
Support a caring local artist while giving back to CRC

Karin Keller is donating proceeds from the sale of her beautiful banner to CRC during the Encinitas 2020 Arts Alive. Karin says: “I’m grateful to live, surf, and make art in Cardiff! 100% of my proceeds from the sale of this banner will go to the Community Resource Center in honor of my Dad, Kenneth Johnson, a wonderful community volunteer. He passed away peacefully on May 7, 2020 from Alzheimer’s." To bid on Karin’s banner to support CRC, please call 760-473-5164.
Thank you to  Essential Wipes  for their fundraiser to support CRC this month!

Essential Wipes has committed to donate one tube of Castile Soap-infused Dry Wipes to CRC with every $30 product purchase. Your support will provide dry wipes for our unsheltered population to help keep them healthy. For more information, visit
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Domestic Violence Hotline: (877) 633-1112