Community Resource Center
Chapter – Encinitas, CA
The Community Resource Center is an educational and counseling center that operates a shelter for women and children. At the center, BTS chapter members provide a home-cooked meal for residents once a month. They have also collected business suits and given haircuts for career makeovers and gift baskets filled with personal items such as shampoo and other necessities.
"The Blue Gems" help sponsor "Adopt-a-Family"; a program that is part of The Community Resource Center (CRC) in Encinitas, California. This program is for women and their families that are ready to move from the emergency shelter to independent living after leaving an abusive situation. Items donated to the families include dishes, pots and pans, bed spreads, towels, pillows, linens, microwave, and ironing boards, as well as "wish list" items requested by the family. We have already "adopted" two families and helped them turn an empty apartment into a home.