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Community Resource Center (CRC) hosted its 23rd Annual English Tea in mid-April. Over 230 North County residents attended the benefit fundraiser, including Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear and Councilmember Tasha Boerner Horvath, and featured NBC 7 reporter Gaby Rodriguez as emcee. Attendees also heard from Rita, a former resident at Carol’s House, CRC’s domestic violence shelter, who was just 11 years old when she entered the shelter. More than $100,000 was raised at the event, which will benefit CRC’s programs. Established in 1979, CRC offers extensive programs that facilitate the safety, stability, and self-sufficiency of low-income and episodically homeless households, including domestic violence victims. Learn more at www.crcncc.org.