The Community Resource Center (CRC) hosted its gala fundraiser, Inspiring Hope: Bourbon in the Garden Cocktail Reception Benefit at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club in late September. Guests enjoyed signature cocktails, bourbon tastings, hors d’oeuvres, cupcakes, live music, and a raffle. All proceeds from the event benefited CRC’s programs and services that provide support for those dealing with homelessness, hunger, and domestic violence.

Established in 1979, CRC has grown from providing basic needs for families in crisis to offering extensive programs that facilitate the safety, stability, and self-sufficiency of low-income households – including domestic violence victims. CRC is the only provider of social services and domestic violence programs in coastal North County San Diego, helping over 2,800 families in the last fiscal year alone. Life-saving services include comprehensive food programs, rental and shelter assistance, work programs, crisis hotlines, and counseling, among others. To learn more visit