December 11 at 10:19am

Interfaith and Community Resource Center suspend merger

The boards of Interfaith Community Services and Community Resource Center have agreed to suspend the merger process. Board members agreed there were too many actions and issues to resolve with insufficient time to effectively merge at this time.  Consequently, both organizations have determined it is in the best interests of the clients we serve to remain as separate entities. The unresolved issues included: corporate identity, finances, unified governance, and organizational culture.

Over the past five months the process has brought about several achievements that are significant and lasting, namely the start-up of the FSS program, expanding the Ways to Work program, and connecting the CRC domestic violence program with Interfaith’s Veterans Assistance of San Diego programs.

Interfaith and CRC will continue to partner together to serve people in need. Interfaith and CRC continue to work as partners on the Family Self-Sufficiency program, funded by the County of San Diego.

Interfaith will continue to assist CRC in its upcoming Holiday Baskets program. Interfaith and CRC will partner in other areas to benefit clients served, including: employment assistance, tax-preparation, the Ways to Work program, veterans programs, and social services.

Interfaith will now center our attention on strengthening our own programs. Soon we will launch a new planning process to chart our path for growth and development.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you for the good work you do to help people in need. Christmas is a time of gift giving and expressing love to one another. You do this every day to people who need our help.