Updates on Program Services and Events

March 20 – Program Services Hours Update

Food & Nutrition Center: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Integrative Services: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

If you need assistance outside of these hours, please email our intake desk at INTAKE@CRCNCC.ORG or call (760) 753-8300.

March 13 – CRC Program Update

We are currently maintaining regular programming and operations at our Integrative Service Office, Food and Nutrition Center, Emergency and Transitional Shelters, Carlsbad Counseling Office and Resale Stores.  Our operating hours remain in full effect and our planned programming is running as usual.

Please note:

  • We have implemented some precautionary measures on behalf of those we serve and our volunteers in our Food and Nutrition Center with respect to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) risks. Knowing that those CRC serves are experiencing food insecurity and often have compromised health issues, effective immediately, we are changing the way we are distributing food to our clients in the Food and Nutrition Center. We will no longer provide participants the opportunity to “shop” in the Food and Nutrition Pantry, to reduce person to volunteer contact and possible transmission of the virus. Instead, we will deploy volunteers to do the shopping, reduce the time shopping and pre-select the items for participants.
  • For those who are displaying symptoms of illness or have traveled outside the country, we ask that you not come to our offices but reach out via email or phone with questions or requests for support.
  • If you have program-specific questions, please contact our intake desk at or (760) 753-8300.


Community Resource Center is a place where people come to receive essential needs for day-to-day living. We are committed to ensuring our participants and community can rely on us as a partner through this time of uncertainty, while making the health and safety of our staff, clients and community a top priority.

March 13 – English Tea Postponement

Although the public health order in the County of San Diego to cancel or postpone large events is currently effective only through the end of March, CRC has decided the most prudent course of action is to postpone the English Tea scheduled for April 4.

CRC’s leadership team and the English Tea Committee are working to determine the options for the Tea; additional information will be made available as soon as possible.

Thank you for all your support of CRC and the English Tea.

March 16 – Update

Due to the current COVID19 outbreak and CRC’s commitment to the health and safety of our community, we will not be processing new volunteer applications until further notice.  If you are a current volunteer, we will send all pertinent general and program-specific communication in as timely a manner as we can. Thank you for your patience at this time.

Information about COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Diego County – COVID-19

San Diego County News Center


Emergency Funding

United Way San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative. This fund provides flexible resources to individuals impacted by layoffs and reduced working hours implemented by employers. Clients can apply at

SDIRC Immigrant Relief Fund for immigrants in San Diego County who have lost all or part of their income due to COVID-19. Clients can apply online at



Internet service:

Comcast has discounted Internet service and new customers will receive two months of free service.

San Diego Gas and Electric:

COVID-19 Updates from SDGE:
Bill discount, FERA and Medical Baseline programs:
Announcement regarding temporary suspension of service disconnections (in English).
Announcement regarding temporary suspension of service disconnections (en Espanol).


Managing Anxiety and Stress

5 Ways to Self-Care:

Great tips for practicing self-care during this stressful and uncertain time.

Managing Stress:

A video from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

A video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Tips for Parents:

Virtual Support Group

We’re all suffering from uncertainty around Coronavirus/Covid-19. Whether it’s worry around health, finances, or loneliness, you’re not alone. These are facilitated, free video-based peer-led support groups for people to connect with and support each other. Groups will be sorted by gender, age, and topic. Groups start on Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Telephone Helplines

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: Call this toll-free number to be connected to the nearest crisis center for information, support, and counseling.1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517) Disaster Distress Helpline Website:

Free non-emergency emotional support is available to anyone in the state via telephone or instant messaging operating 24/7 through California Peer-Run Warm Line, toll-free service and can be reached at 1-855-845-7415; Web Chat:

March 19 – All CRC Resale Stores are closed

March 17 – Item donations update

Due to COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending the acceptance of item donations at our 3 resale stores. Our stores remain open for shopping, but please keep your item donations until we are once again able to accept them. Thank you!