Press Release: English Tea Event to Support Programs Critical to San Diego County


Community Resource Center’s 22nd Annual English Tea Supports Programs Critical to San Diego County

Encinitas, CA, March 13, 2017—Community Resource Center (CRC) presents their 22nd Annual English Tea, “Secret Garden,” on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm at the Encinitas Community Center. Event proceeds will provide critical support to CRC’s domestic violence intervention, education and prevention services and other CRC programs that help families move toward self-sufficiency. The public is invited to join as guests at the tea or to provide support by donating to the silent auction or sponsoring the tea.

According to a February 16, 2017 story in The San Diego Union-Tribune, one in three women in the U.S. is a victim of physical assault, rape and/or stalking by a husband or boyfriend, which means that over 546,000 women in San Diego County may have experienced violence from an intimate partner.

CRC is North County’s leading provider of domestic violence programs. The organization’s 24-bed emergency shelter offers a safe home to families, and CRC provides critical counseling and support services to hundreds of individuals in crisis each year. The Therapeutic Children’s Center (TCC) serves children under the age of 18 who live at Carol’s House and is a national model designed to help children recovering from the traumatic effects of domestic violence. Every month, the center receives more than 150 crisis calls on its domestic violence hotline, during which CRC directly provides resources and support to victims.

“If you knew someone who was experiencing domestic violence, where would you turn for help?” stated CRC’s CEO, Isabel St.Germain Singh. “CRC provides safety and stability for households in crisis from domestic violence, as well as education programs and counseling that aid in the prevention of such violence. The annual English Tea provides necessary funding so that CRC can continue to meet the needs of those coming to us for help.”

This year’s keynote address will come from Chief Deputy District Attorney Summer Stephan, who has served as a Deputy District Attorney in San Diego County for 27 years, rising through the ranks to appointments as Chief of the DA’s North County Branch and Chief of the Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking Division, which are special victim units that she pioneered. In 2012, she was appointed Chief Deputy District Attorney.

Peggy Pico, former KPBS Evening Edition host, will serve as the event Emcee. Ms. Pico has won two Emmy’s and numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press, and the San Diego Press Club.

“We are pleased to have Chief Deputy District Attorney Summer Stephan as our keynote speaker for this year’s English Tea,” stated Patricia Moore, chairperson of the English Tea Committee. “I see this event as important to our community not only for the essential funds that we raise, but also as an opportunity to educate and inform community leaders. Each year we highlight a different facet of Domestic Violence, and while it is sometimes hard to hear the facts, Deputy District Attorney Stephan’s insights will be important to us all.”

The success of the 22nd annual English Tea depends on the many volunteers and donations of goods, but CRC also needs the support of sponsors and donors to fund their year-round programs that support struggling families in North County San Diego. English Tea sponsorships are available and can give organizations great recognition in affiliation with this incredible event. Learn more online at

Established in 1979, Community Resource Center (CRC) is a nonprofit organization that works to end hunger, homelessness and domestic violence in North County San Diego. As a provider of integrative services, CRC’s programs include a domestic violence emergency shelter, hotline and prevention/education outreach, a Therapeutic Children’s Center, professional counseling, legal advocacy, food and nutrition distribution center, homelessness prevention and rental and housing assistance. All of CRC’s programs are designed to assist participants to successfully navigate their paths of safety, stability & self-sufficiency. For more information, please visit