Press Release: Housing to Support Domestic Violence Survivors


Community Resource Center’s Partnership with Community HousingWorks adds additional options for housing

Encinitas, Calif.— Community Resource Center (CRC) is partnering with Community HousingWorks to house victims of domestic violence, enabling the organization to offer expanded options for housing to women, men and children in need.

Community Resource Center is North County’s leading provider of domestic violence prevention programs. Every month, the center receives more than 150 crisis calls on its domestic violence hotline. In 2016, the center received 1,909 such calls, during which CRC directly provided resources and support and directed victims to critical assistance. It is tragic that this need is so great in our communities.

Through new funding provided by the California Office of Emergency Services, Community Resource Center is expanding its housing services to include additional Transitional Housing apartments and direct rental assistance to families impacted by domestic violence.

“Housing is critical in achieving stability for families who have been impacted and uprooted because of domestic violence. We appreciate Community HousingWorks and the California Office of Emergency Services for their partnership, enabling CRC to provide tangible support to families during this critical moment in their lives,” said Rebecca Nussbaum, CRC’s Associate Director of Programs.

Isabel St.Germain Singh, Chief Executive Officer of CRC, said: “CRC is committed to providing shelter and services to victims of domestic violence, but the need is great and we cannot do it alone. We are thankful for this vital funding from the California Office of Emergency Services and our continued partnership with Community HousingWorks, a respected leader in affordable housing in the region. Together, we can provide life-saving shelter and services to more families in crisis.”

Community HousingWorks is a nonprofit that provides safe, quality homes that people can afford; builds healthy communities where people can thrive; and opens up opportunities for people to achieve their dreams.

“Community HousingWorks is a longtime partner of CRC, a valued organization and major asset to the North County region,” said Sue Reynolds, President and CEO of Community HousingWorks. “Through the years, we’ve seen CRC transform countless lives from a state of crisis to stability. We are proud to partner on this initiative to provide safe homes and a healthy, supportive community that will help these families form new beginnings full of hope and opportunity.”

Community Resource Center distinguishes itself by offering a unique spectrum of services to help victims of Domestic Violence achieve safety, stability and self-sufficiency. CRC’s DV Program strives to reduce and prevent DV and promote healthy relationships, while empowering DV survivors through additional programs and supports to make choices that lead to independent, successful lives.

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Community Resource Center (CRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been the primary provider of comprehensive social services to the North County region of San Diego County since 1979.  Services include critical assistance in the areas of domestic violence shelter and recovery, food programs, transitional housing and homelessness prevention. The mission of CRC is to provide families in need and victims of domestic violence with safety, stability, and a path to self-sufficiency.  CRC serves more than 8,000 individuals each year.