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Uniting Against Hunger: A Call to Action

1 in 4 San Diegans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. As we approach World Hunger Day on May 28, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the stark reality of food insecurity faced by millions of people worldwide. It’s also important to recognize that the starving grip of food...

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The Power of Survivors

March 20, 2024

“The power of women is not just in their ability to endure, but in their capacity to transform pain into purpose, and darkness into light.” Dr. Denis Mukwege In the weeks since celebrating International Women’s Day, it’s essential to continue recognizing the strength and resilience of women worldwide. From my...

From Awareness to Action

February 22, 2024

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” Martin Luther King Jr. As February unfolds, it brings with it a dual opportunity for reflection and action. Black History Month stands...

Each New Day

January 17, 2024

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” Ralph Waldo Emerson As the clock struck midnight, and 2023 turned into 2024… I was sleeping. Even though I missed the ball drop, fireworks and cheers, I did not miss the opportunity to be reflective...

Turning Holiday Spirits into Hope

November 21, 2023

As we give thanks and gather with loved ones this Thanksgiving, our hearts are filled with gratitude for our incredible community of supporters like you. Last year you helped more than 6,400 of your neighbors in need of food, shelter and safety. Thank you!  This season, we reflect on the...

Results of the 2023 Point-in-Time Count

June 23, 2023

The 2023 Point-in-Time Count data reveals a 22% increase in homelessness in San Diego County. The numbers remind us of the urgent need to provide comprehensive support for our unsheltered neighbors. The data also reveals a 10% reduction in the unsheltered population in Carlsbad, Encinitas, and Oceanside, showcasing the impact when cities and nonprofits work together.

Nat’l Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 20, 2023

A thank you note to the incredible CRC volunteers As National Volunteer Appreciation Week comes around, it is the perfect time to celebrate and thank the incredible volunteers at Community Resource Center. Without volunteers like you, the organization would not be able to accomplish all that it does. Your selfless...

Celebrating the women of CRC

March 21, 2023

A message from John Van Cleef As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I want to take a moment to recognize and acknowledge the countless influential women who have made, and do make a positive impact at CRC.Since CRC’s inception, women have played a vital role in building and sustaining a...


December 20, 2022

As 2022 nears its close and 2023 is on the horizon, I must acknowledge that the last year has been a mixed bag of ups and downs.