Listen to Ted’s Story

Ted is college graduate, husband and father. He had a family, home, a great job and at a certain point in his life, he lost it all.


Ashley’s Story

November 9, 2022

Sometimes the switch from summer to fall and winter can pass in the blink of an eye. But for people experiencing a season of hunger, homelessness or hurt, the days are unbearably long.

Mariana’s Story

October 18, 2022

With no family or friends close by to provide help, Mariana and two of her children, Joseph and Eva, turned to CRC’s Domestic Violence emergency shelter for safety and help. Mariana and her children also received assistance from our other wraparound services, such as healthy food, counseling and case management...

Daisy’s Story

January 20, 2022

“Sometimes you don’t know how much help you need until someone helps you”  Daisy suffered a traumatic brain injury that left her permanently disabled. She could not afford to pay her rent and bills with her disability income alone and began living in her car. After 5 months of “being...

Christen’s Story

December 30, 2021

Christen lost her employment and housing due to Covid layoffs before the mandatory eviction moratorium. She was unable to find employment and 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...

Jennifer’s Story

December 28, 2021

Jennifer, a 23-year-old woman, arrived at Carol’s House with her four year old son Maddox. After 45 days in CRC’a emergency shelter and diligently searching for permanent housing, she was accepted into the CRC transitional housing program located at an affordable housing complex, with the assistance of CRC partner Community...

CRC Teen Dating Violence Prevention

February 14, 2018

An Ounce of Prevention … February 14, 2018 Written by: Guest contributor, Lisa Shaffer Lisa Shaffer and her husband, Steve Bartram, are long-time CRC supporters. Lisa served on the Encinitas City Council from 2012-2016. Did you know that CRC not only provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence (DV)...