The board of Interfaith Community Services (ICS) voted to merge with Community Resource Center (CRC) in Encinitas, positioning the agencies to provide a deeper array of programs and enhance homeless services in North County.
The merger began on July 1, 2013, and on January 1, 2014, the two agencies will become one within Interfaith Community Services with a single board of directors. The merger will result in a single agency with a combined operating budget of nearly $15M, a workforce of more than 200 staff, and will provide operating efficiencies to both organizations. Under the merger agreement Community Resource Center will operate as a division of Interfaith Community Services, retaining their distinct identity, staff, and programming, as well as their connections to the local community of support and philanthropy that have been carefully cultivated over the years.
Both agencies were started over 30 years ago as grassroots efforts to meet the needs of the local hungry, homeless, and hurting within North County, and maintain strong ties to the local faith-based, business, and philanthropic communities. The agencies are committed to helping the most vulnerable, and both are driven to help people return to the dignity of wellness and self-sufficiency.
Additional details about the merger, and answers to frequently asked questions, can be found on the Interfaith Community Services website: http://www.interfaithservices.org/.