CRC serves more than 6,400 people each year with emergency assistance, domestic violence emergency shelter, counseling, housing stability and access to food.
Our professional counselors are empathetic, dynamic and compassionate, and help our clients navigate the challenges they are facing to be able to create healthy futures for themselves and their families.
Our mission is to help our neighbors create paths to healthy food, stable homes and safe relationships.
We do this through a variety of programs including emergency assistance, domestic violence emergency shelter, counseling, housing stability and access to food.
Community Resource Center is widely recognized as the primary provider of social services and domestic violence programs in coastal North County San Diego, serving more than 6,400 people each year.
Our vision is to create a bright, modern facility intentionally designed to serve the needs of our neighbors, utilizing our current campus and newly-purchased adjacent property.
Ernest and Rosanna were together for 40 years till an aneurysm suddenly took Rosanna’s life. She collapsed and died in his arms.
The sudden loss shook 63-year-old Ernest to his core. Resulting grief and depression brought him to a point where he was no longer working. After five years living mostly in his car, Ernest decided it was time to create a new life for himself.
Ernest came to CRC for help …
Christen lost her employment and housing due to Covid layoffs. Unable to find employment, she ran out of savings and was forced to give up her apartment. After a short time with family, Christen became homeless.
Coping with serious health concerns, she was connected to CRC and received emergency motel vouchers. After paying to continue at the motel, she was approved for an apartment and moved to a bridge motel program. With the support of her CRC case manager and deposit and first month’s rent assistance, Christen was able to move into a new apartment with her dog and cat.
Ted once owned a two-story home with his family and had a full-time job as a sales manager. His life changed in 2017 when he lost his job, had trouble getting back on his feet, lost his home and entered into a rehab program. Ted moved into his van, sleeping on the metal floor while participating in a 12-step program.
Ted first came to Community Resource Center in 2020 because he needed food. With CRC’s help, he was able to receive help for deposit and rental assistance. Ted was in a home again.
Ted continues to do well, with a good job, a safe place to call home, and a re-established connection with his family.
“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.”
Men’s Support Group
Men’s Support Group For any man (age 17+) who has been a victim of domestic or family violence, sexual assault or trafficking. ONLINE GROUP: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month 5 PM – 6 PM *Meeting link provided upon R.S.V.P. To R.S.V.P., enter your email in the contact form...
Envirotokens at Lazy Acres Encinitas
The Lazy Acres Envirotokens program provides funding to CRC when you use your own grocery bags! When you shop at the Lazy Acres in Encinitas and bring your own grocery bags, they will give you a 10¢ Envirotoken per bag. You can then pay it forward to one of six...
Holiday Baskets 2023
Now in its 41st year, Community Resource Center’s Holiday Baskets helps ensure low-income households have a wonderful holiday experience while giving them some economic breathing room, so scarce dollars may be spent on other needs such as rent, utilities or transportation. During the month of December, Holiday Baskets will include:...
December 13 @ 4:00 pm
Your hour at CRC will include: – A tour of our Food & Nutrition Center, where over 350 households – seniors, unsheltered individuals and struggling families – come each month for healthy food and nutrition services. – Information about CRC’s mission and programs to help our neighbors create pathways to...