Community Resource Center in Encinitas
Apr 09, 2019
John Van Cleef
Community Resource Center in Encinitas

CRC Mission: Creating paths to safety, stability, and self-sufficiency.

CRC History: After seeing so many in need in the community, a group of community and business leaders came together to form an organization addressing the homelessness and food issues in the community, forming Community Resource Center (CRC). 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 and episodically homeless households – including domestic violence (DV) victims.

CRC Programs: CRC 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.

John Van Cleef joined Community Resource Center on September 17, 2018. He has more than 25 years 25 years of experience in executive leadership positions at a diverse range of human service organizations, including Palomar Health, YMCA of San Diego County and The Salvation Army. He spearheaded highly-successful capital, endowment and major giving campaigns during his non-profit career. Previously, Van Cleef served in the United States Army. Van Cleef holds a BA in Management and Organizational Leadership from George Fox University and an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.