CRC News | 1.28.2020
The Latest News
CEO's Blog: What Keeps Us Moving?
From the Desk of John Van Cleef
"It’s entirely possible you received the same kind of holiday card as I did this year. A reflective statement about 2020 that read something like, “Well, that was crazy … And as January 2021 nears its end, we can say the same thing ..."
COVID-19 Rental Assistance
If you are struggling to pay your rent due to a loss of income or COVID-19, CRC may be able to help. Rental assistance is available to residents of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside and Solana Beach. Learn more and apply at:
Text 9-1-1 now available
Text to 9-1-1 is now available in San Diego County. Call if you can, text if you can't. Calling is still the fastest way to reach 9-1-1, but if you are in a situation where it is not safe to call, such as a domestic violence situation, text may be the safest option.
Program Spotlight:
Domestic Violence Prevention Education
CRC’s prevention educators are getting the word out about some important awareness campaigns that can help stop relationship violence in our community:
Human Trafficking Awareness

Did you know that there are more cases of human trafficking reported in California than any other state in the U.S.? If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the national hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733.

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is a crime that often increases the risks of domestic and dating violence. Over half of stalkers are (current or former) intimate partners. Learn more at
Teen Dating Violence Awareness

During February, join us to raise awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships. We can all prevent teen dating violence from happening and bring awareness to our schools, homes, workplaces and networks.
Get Involved
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Virtual Events
February 9, 10:30 am
This February, wear the color orange to show your solidarity during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Join us on February 9 for the virtual California Youth in the Lead Orange Day Q&A.
February 23, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
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.
Virtual English Tea
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
Resale therapy
All of CRC's Resale Stores are open, with COVID-19 safety regulations in place. Stop in for a little resale therapy to find some unique treasures!
Partner Spotlight
Thank you for your generous support received in December:

Strategic Champions:
California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES)

Mission Champions:
Cheryl and Barney Daleiden
Gesner Johnson Foundation
Seth Sprague Foundation
Kimberly Stopak

Supporting Champions:
Copley Foundation
Country Friends
Cowlin Foundation
Lisa Davis
Karin and Alfred Esser
Grace Elizabeth Fenley Donor Advised Fund at Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
J. Bryan Fenley Donor Advised Fund at Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
Hunter Family Advised Fund at Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
KR Fund For Change at The San Diego Foundation
Life Science Cares
Lily Lai Foundation
Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC and the Barney & Barney Foundation
The Mattfolk Family Foundation
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Oberto Family Charitable Fund
Robert and Janice Pollock
Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation
San Diego County Bar Foundation
Sanderson Family Donor Advised Fund
The Jill and Darrell Shrader Philanthropic Fund
Sullivan Family Foundation
Ross Sutherland
Carole and Jerry Turk
Paul Rothery
Wells Family
Fresh Food Connect
Thank you to Healthy Day Partners for partnering with us to make sure our hungry neighbors have the fresh food they need! Healthy Day Partners' Homegrown Hunger Relief Program provides fresh locally-grown produce from home and community gardens that is delivered to CRC's food pantry and distributed to households in need. Sign up for the Fresh Food Connect mobile app and learn more.
Thank you to our frontline volunteers!
Our caring Food and Nutrition Center volunteers ensure our food distribution runs smoothly. They welcome our participants and provide them with pre-bagged shelf-stable essentials, fresh items and breads. Their work is vital to our program and their dedication and compassion is essential and embodies the mission of CRC. Thank you!