As part of the century-old settlement house movement, the CRC is a community-based social services agency that brings people together to help individuals and families build upon their strengths.
For more than forty years, CRC has been making a difference in the lives of Clintonville neighbors. Many lives have been improved or sustained by the services CRC provides. CRC promotes self-sufficiency while respecting individual worth, rights and dignity – thus creating a greater quality of life for everyone throughout the community.
This United Way agency was founded in 1971, by a group of Clintonville residents who analyzed the needs of the Clintonville/Beechwold area and realized that neighbors could help neighbors. They discovered current and pending social problems on one hand, and concern and resources on the other. The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center was originally supported by a contribution from the congregation of North Broadway United Methodist Church, and other area churches quickly added their support.
CRC has occupied its current location on 14 W. Lakeview since 1981 and has grown tremendously since then, as the staff and leadership continue to develop programs to serve the community (primarily made up of residents from ZIP codes 43214 and 43202). During the past several years, CRC began to see individuals and families in Clintonville who have never before needed to access food pantries or other assistance taking advantage of these programs because of the downturn in the economy and significant layoffs.
CRC is a member in good standing of the Columbus Federation of Settlements, the Clintonville Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way Professional Advisory Council.
In the best tradition of Settlement Houses, we respond to the needs of our diverse community to foster safer, healthier and empowered lives.
Our Core Values
These characteristics will make CRC the leader in the provision of social services and a model for other social service organizations.
CRC will be an advocate for members of the Clintonville-Beechwold community, striving to ensure equality and fairness in all CRC efforts.
CRC will be flexible in responding to community needs and rigid in adherence to our mission.
CRC will be a good steward with the resources entrusted to us and will work to make the largest possible positive impact with our efforts.
CRC will be involved in our community. We will be constantly aware of issues in the Clintonville-Beechwold area, and we will demonstrate this awareness by encouraging and participating in communication within this community.
The work of CRC will be characterized by our respect for the self-sufficiency, self-worth, social integration, and self-determination of the people we serve. We will work to increase the choices for members of our community and pledge to treat people’s information in a responsible manner.