January 2016
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Meet Our New Finance and HR Director
MONTH/YEAR
Meet Clarke Martin, Compass Center's new Finance and Human Resources Director. Clarke brings a  wealth of fantastic experience, both with for-profit and non-profit organizations. He was most recently a Finance Analyst with PepsiCo's Customer Financial Services through IBM Global Services. His past work includes serving as Executive Director of Guilford Interfaith Hospitality Network, Agency Controller for Central NC School for the Deaf, Executive Director of the Triad Apartment Association, Personnel Director for the Town of Nags Head, and as a volunteer mentor with ECG Robotics, a US First Robotics team for students. 

Clarke remembers where he was during JFK's inaugural address and credits his desire to change the world to that iconic phrase, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." He is a single dad with two boys in college. He enjoys music, chocolate, and Chelsea Football Club. Go Blues!  

2016 Support Group Opportunities 

Get involved with one of our support groups:
  • Conversations in Change: Navigating Life Changes
  • Self-Esteem Support Group
  • Divorce and Separation Support Group
  • Domestic Violence Support Group 
  • Arts-Based Support Group for Domestic Violence Survivors
  • ACCESS: Advancing Career Counseling and Employment Support for Survivors
If you or someone you care about is interested in learning more, please contact Connie Carringer, the Support Group Coordinator, at 919-968-4610 or groups@compassctr.org
January is Stalking Awareness Month

Governor Pat McCrory signed a proclamation declaring January Stalking Awareness Month in North Carolina. He is the first governor in the United States to sign this proclamation and joins a national effort to raise awareness of the dangers of stalking. Alongside the North Carolina Council for Women, public safety officials and other advocates, the governor urged communities to continue working together to raise awareness and combat this issue in our state. Read more about this proclamation from the North Carolina News Network.

1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men have experienced stalking victimization at some point during their lifetime. Read more about the prevalence of stalking.

If you have concerns about stalking or other issues related to personal safety, Compass Center can help. 

Contact us to speak with an advocate:
  • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-919-929-7122
  • Schedule an appointment: 919-968-4610
 
Volunteer With Compass Center
Compass Center is recruiting new volunteers, 
with trainings beginning in February 2016.
      • Hotline Advocates
      • First Response Volunteers
      • Career Counselors
      • Financial Counselors
      • and more...

Call 919-968-4610 or visit
our website for details.


SAVE THE DATE

Friday, March 4, 2016

Through Women's Eyes,
By Women's Hands

Top of the Hill's Great Room
on Franklin Street

An art exhibition and sale featuring the work of 
North Carolina women artists 

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for ongoing event announcements. Event updates will be added to our website as well. 

It's not too late to join our growing list of corporate sponsors. Contact Darlene Fiscus for details: development@compassctr.org or 919-968-4610, ext. 301.


Honoring Loved Ones

Honor a special person in your life by making a donation to Compass Center in her or his honor. Compass Center will acknowledge each honoree with a special, handwritten note. 


Our website donation page includes a field for entering your honorees name. You can also mail in your donation to P.O. Box 1057, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.  

Compass Center relies on individual donations each year to raise the funds necessary to meet our goals. Making a donation in someone's honor is a great way to offer a tribute that makes an impact!


Community Legal Project

Do you need help 
understanding 
a legal issue?

UNC Law students are available for 30-minute in-person appointments to discuss your legal questions. After your initial appointment, the law student researches your issue, composes a memo with relevant information, reviews it with a licensed attorney, and then meets with you for a detailed follow-up consultation. Law students offer information only, not advice, consultation, or representation. 

Call Compass Center at 
919-968-4610  to schedule a free appointment.

Free Tax Prep is Coming!
Compass Center will once again offer free income tax preparation for low- to moderate- income people through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Starting Monday, February 8, our VITA program will again be held at the Chapel Hill Public Library. Eligibility guidelines and other important information can be found through this  Orange County website.

Appointments can be made from that website starting January 18. Or, you may call Compass Center during our regular business hours beginning January 25 for VITA information and appointments.

 
CONTACT COMPASS CENTER
Business line: 919.968.4610
For help with domestic violence issues, please call our 24-hour hotline: 919.929.7122