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Hope in Bloom

Community Resource Center (CRC) recently held its 24th Annual English Tea, “Hope in Bloom,” at the Encinitas Community Center, drawing 230 guests for an afternoon of tea, a silent auction, raffle, and a short program featuring guest speaker Ellie, a former participant in CRC’s domestic violence support groups and counseling program. The event was chaired by Patricia Moore, Sue Dowd, and the English Tea Committee; emceed by Deanne Goodman; and honored Carol Cianfarani, who helped found CRC’s domestic violence shelter, Carol’s House. Over $83,000 was raised at the event, benefiting CRC’s innovative programs.


This year, CRC is celebrating 40 years of working to end hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence in North County San Diego. CRC provides integrative services to those in need, including a domestic violence emergency shelter, a 24-hour hotline, a Therapeutic Children’s Center, education and prevention programs for children and teens, professional counseling, food and nutrition support, case management, legal advocacy, homelessness prevention, and rental and housing assistance. All programs are designed to assist participants in successfully navigating their paths to safety, stability, and self-sufficiency.

CRC’s 40th Birthday Celebration event will be held on Oct. 5 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The groovy ‘70s-themed evening will feature a dynamic program, live music, food and drinks, games, and fun for everyone. Learn more at