Community Resource Center
(in partnership with Manpower)
The impact of CRC programs is significant: in 2010, 96% of domestic violence victims who completed the emergency shelter program remained free from abuse, and of households that completed shelter and rental assistance programs, more than 90% became stably housed.
CRC provides comprehensive programs for low-income and episodically homeless households such as food programs, 24-bed emergency shelter and 4 transitional housing units for domestic violence victims, rental and utility assistance, employment preparation assistance, and financial education.
CRC operates four thrift stores in North County San Diego that sell high-quality, gently used clothing, furniture, and household goods.
Established in 1977, the San Diego sector of Manpower is one of the largest private employers in San Diego County, with a permanent staff of 55 and a daily workforce of 1,500-3,000 temporary associates. In 2010, Manpower San Diego generated more than $82M in gross revenue from staffing, recruitment, and human resources services.
REDF’s work with CRC
REDF will assist Community Resource Center to start a new social enterprise: a thrift store to train, employ, and support domestic violence victims and other individuals with barriers to employment as they transition to financial independence. In this new thrift store location, CRC will expand their innovative partnership with Manpower, a for-profit leader in employment services, to provide workforce training, job placement services, and other support to the thrift store employees.